Nissan India has just announced the entire variant line up of the BS6 Kicks compact SUV, which gets a brand new 1.3 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The new engine makes the Nissan Kicks the most powerful compact SUV in its segment, beating both the Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta in the process. The 1.3 liter turbo petrol engine puts out 154 Bhp of peak power and 254 Nm of peak torque, which is much higher than what the 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine of the Seltos and Creta, which make 138 Bhp-242 Nm.
The older 1.5 liter HR15DE naturally aspirated petrol engine (104 Bhp-140 Nm) has also been made BS6 compliant, and this engine will continue to be offered with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Nissan Kicks Turbo Petrol is available in 7 trims: 5 in manual and 2 in automatic. The automatic gearbox is a CVT unit that is said to be 40 % more efficient (lower power loss and lag) when compared to conventional CVT automatic gearboxes. There will be 9 colours on offer: Blade Silver, Night Shade, Bronze Grey, Fire Red, Pearl White, Deep Blue Pearl, Bronze Grey with Amber Orange, Fire Red with Onyx Black, and Pearl White with Onyx Black.
In terms of features, the top-end Nissan Kicks will get,
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- Automatic Headlamps
- Front fog lamps with cornering function
- Rain sensing wipers, push button start
- Voice recognition for the infotainment system
- 360 degree camera
- Remote engine start
- Idle start-stop technology
- Nissan Connect® with Smart watch connectivity
- Leather-clad dual tone cabin
- Leather-wrapped soft touch dashboard
- Dual tone brown & black interior theme
- Auto AC with Rear AC vent,
- Cooled glove box
- Twin parcel shelf
- Electrically adjustable wing mirrors
- Four Airbags
- ABS, EBD, Brake-Assist
- Vehicle stability management system
- Electronic stability control & Traction control System
- Hill Start Assist (HSA) & Cruise Control
Rakesh Srivastava, the managing director of Nissan India, had this to say about the new Kicks BS6 Turbo Petrol,
The all-new Nissan KICKS comes in 7 variants reiterating our brand philosophy of keeping customers at the heart of everything towards delivering exciting packages for an enriching experience. The variants present class-leading, accessible and affordable features to the customers to enjoy maximum value proposition in the segment. The all new KICKS 2020 carries Nissan’s global SUV lineage and offers best-in-class power and comfort with its turbo engine and X-tronic CVT. An expression of premium Japanese design philosophy, it brings together intelligent mobility, a robust value proposition, and luxury and performance features that will instantly set it apart in its class.
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