The CMF-B platform supports both hybrid and all-electric powertrains, apart from the traditional IC engines.
Nissan is rumoured to be developing the next generation of its Kicks SUV for global markets. The next-generation SUV has been noted testing ahead of its launch, although with significant camouflage.
The next-generation Nissan Kicks is anticipated to take design cues from other cars in the brand’s lineup, such as the Juke and X-Trail, despite the spy photos’ limited design information. According to the spy shots, the new Kicks SUV will have a flatter front fascia with a large grille in the centre flanked on either side by LED headlamps. The side profile has a slanted roofline that ends with an incorporated roof spoiler. The SUV will also receive a fully redesigned boot lid with new tail lights on either end. The front and back bumpers will also be new, as will the alloy wheels.
The CMF-B platform will underpin the next-generation Nissan Kicks, allowing the automaker to provide the SUV with a variety of powertrain options. Aside from typical IC engines, the CMF-B architecture offers hybrid and all-electric powertrains. This could imply that Nissan will offer its e-power hybrid powertrain on the 2018 Kicks in select overseas markets.
Nissan has recently discontinued the Kicks SUV in India. Although the company has announced that new models would be introduced in India, it is unsure whether the new-generation Kicks will be available.