Nissan Kicks: An innovative, stylish and functional crossover
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.