Nissan has launched the BS6-compliant version of the Kicks in India today. The new Kicks now comes packed with a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is sure to add to the appeal of the compact SUV. Both the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engines are now BS6-compliant and can be had with Nissan’s X-tronic CVT gearbox. The 2020 Nissan Kicks 1.3-litre turbo with the manual gearbox starts at Rs 11.84 lakh (ex-showroom), while the one with the CVT transmission starts at Rs 13.44 lakh (ex-showroom). If you put it all together, the 2020 Kicks gets a total of seven variants, two of which include automatics.
Commenting on the announcement, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, said, “As a part of our BS-VI upgrade, the new Nissan Kicks offers the most powerful turbo engine in its segment along with the class-leading X-tronic CVT transmission. It further strengthens on our customer-centricity with high-value proposition offering the NissanConnect Technology, coupled with a complete vehicle package and class-leading premium-ness.”
The HR13 DDT (1.3-litre turbo petrol) borrows cylinder coating technology from Nissan GTR for enhanced performance & fuel efficiency. It produces 154bhp of peak power and 254Nm of peak torque. Furthermore, the updated Nissan Kicks comes with a choice of six colours – Blade Silver, Night Shade, Bronze Grey, Fire Red, Pearl White, Deep Blue Pearl; and 3 dual-tone colour options: Bronze Grey with Amber Orange, Fire Red with Onyx Black and Pearl White with Onyx Black.