It was also anticipated that the Nissan Kicks SUV will get a new turbocharged petrol engine to fill the diesel engine gap in the BS6 period. The carmaker has just made it official, announcing that the 2020 model would use the 1,3-liter turbo-petrol engine from the Nissan-Renault Company, which was co-developed with Mercedes-Benz.
A new 8-step X-Tronic CVT automatic gearbox will be required for the HR13 DDT turbo petrol engine. This powertrain will be optimized to deliver a power output of 156PS and 254Nm of torque in the 2020 kicks, rendering it India’s most powerful compact SUV offering. This powertrain made its India debut under the hood of the Renault Duster Turbo at Auto Expo 2020, which is also anticipated to be released shortly.
The lightweight Nissan Kicks SUV also comes with luxury features such as a 360-degree camera vision, four airbags, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control and leather seats. Thanks to remote engine start through upgraded connected car technologies, the 2020 model will also include pre-cool cabin features.