Excitement is rife in anticipation for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales between 30 May and 14 July. What better way to celebrate than with the all-new Nissan Kicks. The compact SUV will soon be launched in India and has been named the official car for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Nissan India has actively been promoting the Kicks compact SUV and is set to for a trophy tour in India. It will carry the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy across eight major cities from Mumbai to Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Delhi/NCR. The Trophy Tour involves showcasing the trophy and the Nissan Kicks at key locations in each city visiting shopping malls, colleges, and business centres. Familiar cricket celebrities like Gautam Gambhir, Akash Chopra, Gaurav Kapur, and Mayanti Langer will also form part of the Trophy Tour activations.
When asked about the Nissan-ICC association and the Trophy Tour in India, Thomas Kuehl, President, Nissan India Operations said, “Cricket in India is much more than just a sport. And we take pride in being an integral part of this sport which unites the nation together. As the official car, NEW Nissan KICKS makes a debut for our consumers in the country and is proud to drive the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour to millions of fans across India”.
It is also not the first time that Nissan has partnered with the ICC. Nissan has had an 8-year partnership with the International Cricket Council as part of their commitment to support exciting and innovative global sports, including the UEFA Champions League, City Football Group and the FIA Formula E.
As part of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the new Nissan Kicks will make its first public appearance ahead of the launch. It gives consumers an ideal opportunity to see the car up close and personal. The Nissan Kicks will likely launch in India early next year and it won’t resemble the European-spec Kicks which is based on the V-platform. The India-spec Kicks is based on the Terrano’s B0 platform and will be bigger. The compact SUV also gets new styling and features more suited to the Indian market and reports suggest that it will probably share engine options with the Terrano.
The Kicks will be the company’s flagship SUV, symbolising Nissan’s new global design. It has a unique wider and more powerful style underlined by a Dynamic Sonic Plus line, Wheel-oriented Stance and a Distinctive 3-dimensional presence. The body structure is designed and built using Graphene (Gravity-philic Energy Absorption) which has a superior ability to absorb impact making the new Nissan Kicks stronger, safer and more durable.
The Kicks is also no slouch in the looks department as it features Nissan’s signature V-motion grille, a floating roof design, roof rails, LED daytime running lights, a shark fin antenna, front fog lamps and door-mounted mirrors with integrated indicators. It measures 4,384 mm in length, 1,813 mm wide and a height of 1,656mm with a wheelbase of 2,673mm. R17, 5-spoke machined-alloy wheels further enhances the Kicks while the bold fender arches add grunt and elegance at the same time. It is a worthy adversary to the likes of Hyundai’s Creta, the Renault Duster and the Tata Harrier.
While a version of this striking compact SUV is already in Europe and set to launch in India, there is no confirmation when the new Nissan Kicks will arrive in South Africa. If this compact crossover is on your wish list, keep reading our blogs and follow us on Facebook for all the latest news and updates from around the world.