(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Nissan Kicks, the innovative, stylish and functional crossover, has been named the 'Best Buy of 2017' by the prestigious magazine Quatro Rodas in Brazil.
This comes after winning six other significant awards in Brazil and Latin America, including 'Best SUV of 2017' from FIPA (Inter-American Federation of Automotive Journalists), 'Best Crossover of Latin America' by Americar's, 'Best Compact SUV' by L'Auto Preferita's (Brazil), 'Best Imported SUV' from Top Car TV, 'Best SUV of the Year' and 'The Best' by Car and Driver magazine in Brazil.
A spokesperson for Nissan Oman, from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (SBA) said, 'We are delighted with this global recognition but we are not surprised. In Oman too, Nissan Kicks is gaining more and more popularity. Nissan Kicks was developed with the aim of delivering the most innovative, stylish and functional crossover in its class.
'The crossover has class-leading fuel efficiency, thanks to its advanced 1.6lt engine and lightweight platform. Power is rated at 88kW (118HP) and torque of 149Nm. These features make it a sales success all over the world.'
To win the recognition, Nissan Kicks 1.6 SV beat the shortlisted models because, according to the panel of technical journalists:
'The Nissan Kicks offers well-balanced features and price. It is one of the most economical vehicles in its category to run and own, and it has one of the cheapest parts and servicing costs under 60,000km.'
Production of Kicks in Brazil began in June at the Nissan Industrial Complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro State. With the local production, the brand's best-selling model in the domestic market now offers additional trim versions, new standard features, first-in-segment equipment, and new two-tone body colours.
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 and the amazing functionality of the 7-inch 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 optimizes fuel consumption and minimises noise. Nissan Kicks is also one of the first models to realize the concept of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, initially presented at the Geneva Auto Show in 2016.
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