Nis­san Kicks: An in­no­va­tive, stylish and func­tional cross­over

Muscat Daily - - AUTO NEWS -

The all new Nis­san Kicks, which was de­vel­oped with the modern ur­ban com­muter in mind, is now gain­ing more and more pop­u­lar­ity.

A spokesper­son for Nis­san Oman, from the house of Suhail Bah­wan Au­to­mo­biles (SBA), said, “The all-new Nis­san Kicks was de­vel­oped with the aim of de­liv­er­ing the most in­no­va­tive, stylish and func­tional cross­over in its class. Nis­san Kicks has class-lead­ing fuel ef­fi­ciency, thanks to its ad­vanced 1.6l en­gine and lightweight plat­form. Power is rated at 88kW (118hp) with a torque of 149Nm.”

The car’s ad­vanced chas­sis con­trol tech­nol­ogy al­lows it to deal with the rough and tum­ble of the ur­ban jun­gle while the driv­ers will love the ease of park­ing, thanks to the Around View Mon­i­tor (AVM) and the amaz­ing func­tion­al­ity of the sev­eninch colour touch­screen.

The new­comer is aimed squarely at ur­ban driv­ing en­vi­ron­ments and com­bines a ro­bust ex­te­rior and el­e­vated driv­ing po­si­tion with com­pact di­men­sions for agile per­for­mance and ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity.

The body fea­tures an ad­vanced aero­dy­namic de­sign, which op­ti­mises fuel con­sump­tion and min­imises noise. Nis­san Kicks is also one of the first models to re­alise the con­cept of Nis­san In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity, ini­tially pre­sented at the Geneva Auto Show in 2016.

Nis­san In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity uses smart, rel­e­vant tech­nol­ogy to make the driver’s life easier while also mak­ing advances to- wards Nis­san’s long term goal of zero emis­sion and zero fa­tal­ity mo­tor­ing.

Nis­san Kicks tar­gets young peo­ple who are early adopters of such tech­nol­ogy and who ap­pre­ci­ate and em­brace the way it can both sim­plify ur­ban driv­ing and con­nect them more eas­ily to what mat­ters. The In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity tech­nol­ogy present in Kicks aims to re­duce stress for driv­ers through in­no­va­tions such as the AVM and the Mov­ing Ob­ject De­tec­tion sys­tem (MOD).

Us­ing four cam­eras placed at the front and rear of the car and in both door mir­rors, AVM cre- ates a bird's eye 360-de­gree view of the car, which can be dis­played on the cen­tral mon­i­tor and used as a park­ing aid.

When the MOD sys­tem de­tects a mov­ing ob­ject, a pedes­trian, for ex­am­ple, a warn­ing is sounded to alert the driver to the haz­ard and pre­vent a po­ten­tial ac­ci­dent.

Tech­nol­ogy-lov­ing Nis­san Kicks own­ers will rel­ish the con­ve­nience and sim­plic­ity of the suite of sys­tems that are ac­ces­si­ble via the cen­trally mounted seven-inch colour touch­screen. These func­tions in­clude nav­i­ga­tion, au­dio and Blue­tooth phone con­nec­tions.

Com­ple­ment­ing the touch­screen, and ide­ally lo­cated in front of the driver, a fur­ther screen in the main clus­ter of di­als re­lays in­for­ma­tion from the on­board drive com­puter, au­dio sys­tem and nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems, as well as dis­play­ing warn­ings. Ve- hi­cle set­tings can be eas­ily ad­justed us­ing the four-way se­lec­tor on the steer­ing wheel.

SBA is largely com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing Nis­san’s growth in the sul­tanate through ma­jor em­pha­sis on cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion and by pro­vid­ing world-class af­ter-sales ser­vices in Oman.

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