The updated 2020 Nissan Kicks (BSVI model) is set to offer a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine with segment-leading power figures.
Nissan is set to launch the updated, BSVI-compliant Kicks SUV in the Indian market after the lockdown ends. Recently, new documents have surfaced on the internet that show the power and fuel-economy figures of the BS6 Nissan Kicks.
There will be two engine options available. First one is a 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated, inline-4 engine carried over from the BS4 model. It is capable of producing 106 PS and 142 Nm. The second options is a 1.3-litre turbocharged inline-4 petrol engine. This motor will generate 156 PS and 254 Nm, more than any other SUV in the segment. In comparison, the most powerful versions of the Creta and Seltos (1.4 Turbo) produce 140 PS and 242 Nm, and the MG Hector petrol (1.5 turbo) produces 143 PS and 250 Nm. There will be no diesel option for the Kicks in the BS6 era.
Nissan will offer two transmission options with the 1.3 turbo- a 6-speed manual and an 8-step CVT automatic. The fuel mileage figure of the manual version is rated at 16.3 kmpl, which is more than the figure claimed by MG Hector Petrol Manuall (15.81 kmpl). It is even a tad higher than the Kia Seltos GT-line petrol (16.1 kmpl) but less than that of the Hyundai Creta Turbo (16.8 kmpl). The 1.5-petrol, however, only delivered 14.1 kmpl. All the fuel economy figures mentioned here are ARAI-claimed.
2020 Nissan Kicks BS6 will have the most powerful engine in its class
The 2020 Nissan Kicks will also be the most powerful petrol automatic car in its segment. The X-Tronic CVT will have a manual mode as well, with 8-steps replicating an 8-speed gearbox. We aren’t sure if there will be paddle shifters available, like with Honda CVTs. There will be plenty of other features on offer which we are sure of, like Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Cruise Control, Hill Climb Assist, LED headlamps, and Smart Connectivity via Nissan Connect, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Other than that, the car will also feature remote engine start, idle start/stop technology, and push-button start.