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Kicks gets second wards auto nomination for stylish interior

Nissan Kicks owners have new bragging rights, after this compact crossover was singled out the second time
in a year for its impressive interior design and focus on driver and pas- senger comfort.
WardsAuto – a media group that focuses on the automotive sector – recently picked the Nissan Kicks for its list of the ten cars with the best interior. It has now announced that it has also selected the Kicks
as a top 10 finalist in its campaign to find the car that offers the best user experience (UX) on the market.
the group is cur- rently testing its top
10 vehicles extensive- ly in everyday use tests and with different judg- es. It will rank them and
announce a winner on 1 october at the WardsAuto

UX conference in the United States. earlier this year, when WardsAuto picked the Nissan Kicks for its fantastic interior, it highlight- ed the car’s ergonomic layout, ample headroom and impressive focus on quality materials, such as the use of cloth, aluminium and plastic in combination to create a cabin that is much more luxurious than is the
norm in this sector.
At the same time, WardsAuto praised the Nissan’s attention to detail, such as using rubber lining in the cupholders, adding soft sur- faces and applying the same care to the design of the interior than was applied to the exterior. Nissan Kicks was picked as one of the 10 best from a list of 32 finalists.
For its new campaign to find the

car with the best user experience (UX), the WardsAuto judges will assess each finalist’s user friendli- ness and give it a score on its level
of intuitive design, connectivi- ty, the layout of controls, the design of in-vehicle displays and use of technologies such as maps, navigation and info- tainment.
the judges will also assess the overall experience inside the cabin and list elements that
surprise and delight the driver and passengers.
With the first round of testing completed, the judges have already singled out the Kicks’ level of stan- dard equipment, which is above the norm for a car in this market seg- ment.
the Nissan Kicks has been launched in several African coun- tries, including Nigeria and Ghana in West Africa.
In most markets, the Kicks is available in two specification levels
– Visia and Acenta. both models are equipped with Nissan’s powerful
88 kW 1.6 litre petrol engine, with the Visia specification level available with a five-speed manual gearbox and the Acenta offering a continu- ously variable transmission (cVt).
both the Visia and Acenta spec- ification levels offer a high level of luxury, including bluetooth connec- tivity for hands-free dialling, electric windows, AbS brakes with electron- ic brake-force distribution (ebD) and emergency brake assistance (bA). Acenta models add luxuries such as single-stitching on the
seat upholstery and 17” alloy wheels.
For more information on Nissan’s range of crossover vehicles, which includes the Kicks, Qashqai, X-trail and Pathfinder, please visit www. nissanafrica.com. Media informa- tion is available at africa.nissanmo-
tornews.com.