Nissan has finally launched the Kicks compact SUV in India. The 2020 Nissan Kicks Turbo variant is touted a the most affordable 150bhp+ SUV in India with prices for the regular base variant starting at Rs. 9.49 lakhs. The 2020 Kicks is powered by a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated and 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.3-litre borrows the cylinder coating technology from the Godzilla itself; the Nissan GTR. The 1.3-litre turbo-petrol is capable of producing 154bhp and 254 nm of torque. Let’s take an in-depth look at the 2020 Nissan Kicks.
2020 Nissan Kicks Variants & Price
The 2020 Nissan Kicks starts at Rs. 9.49 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated XL model and goes up to Rs. 14.14 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the top of the line 1.3-litre Turbocharged XV Premium model with CVT. Here is a breakup of all the 7 variants and prices of the 2020 Nissan Kicks:
|2020 BS6 Nissan Kicks|
|Engine options||Variants||Prices* (INR)|
1.3-Litre Turbo (Manual)
|1.3 Turbo XV||11,84,990|
|1.3 Turbo XV Premium||12,64,990|
|1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O)||13,69,990|
|1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O) Dual Tone||13,89,990|
1.3-Litre Turbo (Automatic)
|1.3 Turbo XV CVT||13,44,990|
|1.3 Turbo XV CVT Premium||14,14,990|
(*Prices mentioned are ex-showroom)
2020 Nissan Kicks Engine & Performance
The Updated Nissan Kicks completely ditches the 1.5-litre diesel and now gets 2 BS6-Compliant engine options;
- a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces 105bhp with 142Nm of peak torque mated to a five-speed gearbox.No manual option on the 1.5-litre.
- The party piece on the New Nissan Kicks is the 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine that churns out a mind-boggling 156ps and 254nm of torque. The HR13 DDT, as it is internally known shares its cylinder coating technology form the Nissan GTR which is how the Kicks is able to deliver such performance. The 1.3-litre turbo-petrol does come with Nissan’s X-Tronic CVT automatic which Nissan claims is 40% more efficient than other CVTs.
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2020 Nissan Kicks Interior & Exterior Features
On the face, Nissan has mildly refreshed the 2020 Kicks with new headlamps with cornering lamps. Minor updates on the grille and the bumpers. On the inside, the New Kicks now comes with ‘Nissan Connect’ technology which is Nissan’s in-house connected car tech.
The New Nissan Kicks is available in 6 single-tone and 3 dual-tone colour options:
Single Tone Colours: Blade Silver, Night Shade, Bronze Grey, Fire Red, Pearl White, Deep Blue Pearl.
Dual-Tone Colours: (Bronze Grey with Amber Orange), (Fire Red with Onyx Black) and (Pearl White with Onyx Black).
2020 Nissan Kicks Safety Features
The New Nissan Kicks now gets a host of safety features like Vehicle Stability Management System (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Hill-start Assist and Cruise Control.
Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India on the launch of the 2020 Kicks said “As a part of our BS6 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 2020 Nissan Kicks rivals the likes of the Kia Seltos, 2020 Hyundai Creat and the MG Hector in India.1