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All new Nissan Kicks 2022 gets a technology boost, now available in Oman

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MUSCAT: Nissan Oman has announced the arrival of the all-new Nissan Kicks 2022 in the Sultanate of Oman, refreshed with style and technology upgrades designed to meet the growing needs of urban customers in the country.

A senior official of Nissan Oman, from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (SBA) said, said: “We pleased to let fans of Nissan Kicks know the arrival of their favourite model in an all new avatar. The Nissan Kicks has always had a finger on the pulse of the young urban commuter, combining style and technology with a value for money that has made it a fast favourite in Oman. The new Kicks 2022 dials up both connectivity and customisation while infusing it with the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology – making this an even more formidable model within the SUV-B segment.”

He added, “The attractiveness of Kicks is reflective of the increasing customer demand for crossover SUVs, as they seek space and versatility akin to SUVs, with the size and practicality of a sedan. These expectations, coupled with growing desire amongst younger drivers to always stay connected, have helped us create a refreshed 2022 Nissan Kicks – and we are excited to see our customers across the region take this nimble model out on the streets.”

Placing a large focus on enhancing connectivity, innovation and personalisation, the new Nissan Kicks allows drivers to further express their personal style as they cut through the city with precise handling and available advanced driver assist features.

Since its introduction to Oman in 2017 as the entry model to Nissan's line-up of crossovers and SUVs, Kicks has attracted young, enthusiastic drivers to the brand. It quickly established a reputation for offering an impressive array of class-leading features with equally attractive value – even securing 11% year-on-year market share increase in the SUV-B segment during fiscal year 2020 (April 2020 – March 2021).

Maintaining that momentum, the new Nissan Kicks 2022 has been refreshed with updates to provide even more features, technology, customised style and value that buyers seek in a compact crossover. The exterior sees an aesthetic upgrade with the integration of Nissan’s Double V-motion grille, new front and rear bumpers and an array of bold new colours, including new two-tone combinations. The updated interior features a new centre console, new seating and trim materials, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and BOSE headrest speakers.

Nissan Kicks also includes a number of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technology upgrades such as Intelligent Around View Monitor, as well as Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. All of these class-leading features are complemented by upgraded chassis control to provide superior ride comfort and control.

New exterior design makes a bold first impression

While maintaining Kicks' compact urban crossover dimensions – with its large interior space and nimble, city-sized exterior for easy manoeuvrability – the extensive exterior changes immediately set Kicks apart from the competition. The redesigned Nissan Kicks is available in three well-equipped trims – Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SL.

Starting with a bold front end, the new Kicks features a more aggressive bumper that blends with the new "Double V- motion" grille, giving the SUV a more powerful SUV look. New LED headlights offer a high-tech, modern and premium effect, which is even further enhanced on the SL grade's super-thin LED multi-reflector design. Meanwhile, both SV and SL grades include standard LED fog lights.

A stylish rear end begins with a new bumper and back door finisher and LED combination light that stretches from side to side, adding a strong horizontal line that emphasises KICKS' wide rear structure. Like in front, the redesigned rear bumper imparts a sense of more "lifted" volume and a premium feel.

The Kicks continues with its floating roof with a wrap-around visor look to the windscreen and side glass. The wide C-pillar appears hidden, with a black finish that blends into the tailgate glass and still allows excellent outward visibility for all.

Standard exterior features include Intelligent Auto Headlights with adjustable sensitivity and timing, along with rear wiper and available roof rails, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and rear roof spoiler.

Colour is a hallmark of the Nissan Kicks, and it continues to be available in a range of vibrant hues. For 2022, the energetic, premium palette includes three new colours: Electric Blue Metallic, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium colour) and Boulder Gray Pearl. Also available are Gun Metallic, Super Black, Aspen White TriCoat (premium colour), Power White and Brilliant Silver.

Five two-tone paint combinations are also available, including three new options – Super Black Roof/Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, Super Black Roof/Electric Blue Metallic and Super Black Roof/Boulder Gray Pearl. Also offered are Super Black/Aspen White TriCoat and Super Black/Monarch Orange Metallic.

Smart, stylish redesigned interior

The Kicks interior also has a new stylish and premium feel, highlighted by the SL grades’ new seat colour and door trim design and full centre console with an armrest.

The versatile interior offers a sporting flavour – provided by a D-shaped steering wheel, comfortable 6-way driver's seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat and 60/40-split fold-down rear seat.

As in previous years, the Kicks provides ample passenger space throughout the cabin, including best-in-class front seat legroom.

For peace of mind, standard on all Kicks is Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, radar-based Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Among the other on board technologies, KICKS features an available Intelligent Around View Monitor, which provides a virtual composite 360-degree bird's-eye view of the Kicks' exterior.

For the ultimate audio experience, the Kicks SL Premium Package includes the class- exclusive Bose Speakers, which uses eight speakers and proprietary Bose signal processing to provide what Bose calls "360 degrees of immersive sound." Key to its dynamic sound is a pair of lightweight 2.5-inch Bose UltraNearfield neodymium speakers located inside the Kicks' driver's seat head restraint.

A Bose PersonalSpace Control feature is built into the infotainment system's audio settings, providing adjustable listening options from front-focused sound to a wider, more enveloping experience. The system also includes a digital amplifier with six channels of custom equalisation and digital system processing.

To always keep drivers connected, the Nissan Kicks now offers standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on SV & SL grades.

A crossover for the adventurous

Every Kicks comes with a standard 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System. The engine is rated at 118 horsepower and 155 Newton Meters of torque, and is paired with a smooth, Xtronic transmission powering the front wheels.

Kicks offers a standard Traction Control System, Vehicle Dynamic Control and Hill Start Assist, front disc/rear drum Anti-lock Braking System (S grade) and electric power steering. Kicks SV and SL grades add new rear disc brakes.

New for 2022 as standard on SL grade, is an electronic parking brake with auto hold, which can ease driver workload in certain situations. Kicks also includes an Integrated Dynamic-Control Module, featuring Active Engine Brake, Intelligent Trace Control and Intelligent Ride Control, to help provide a higher level of driving enjoyment.

Nimble handling is provided by a front independent strut, stabiliser bar suspension matched with rear suspension featuring twist beam and twin-tube shock absorbers. Kicks S grade comes with 16-inch Alloy wheels mounted with 205/60R16 all-season tyres. Kicks SV and SL grades are equipped with 17-inch aluminium-alloy wheels with 205/55R17 all-season tyres.

Kicks is also equipped with a total of 10 airbags. Intelligent Driver Alertness and Rear Door Alert are standard on SL grade.

Book a Home Test Drive

Nissan Oman is extending a ‘book a home test drive’ service for its prospective customers. The service enables potential customers to schedule their test drive online as per their convenience. A home test drive can be booked simply by logging on to the official SBA Nissan Oman website on the link https://en.nissanoman.com/services/book-home-test-drive.html or through customer service toll free number 80050011.

Awards for Nissan

Continuously winning the trust of Oman residents, Nissan is now among the top brands to be conferred with ‘Oman’s Most Trusted Brand’ honour for five times in a row in the automobile category. Nissan, considered a premium and trusted name in the market has won the award across categories including SUV, crossover, 4WD and mid-size since 2016. The award is instituted by Apex Press and Publishing.

SBA commitment

SBA is largely committed to supporting Nissan’s growth in the Sultanate of Oman through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman. With a national network of 14 showrooms, 17 service centres and 24 spare parts outlets, SBA has further built upon its legacy of excellent customer service and providing value for money to each of its customers.

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