Nissan Kicks BS6 to get 4 variant, 3 engine-gearbox options

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It was just a couple of days ago that Nissan India confirmed that the BS6 Kicks was due to launch soon, and that it would get a new 156hp, 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine. Now, new details have emerged about the 2020 Kicks, including the ARAI-rated mileage, the variants on offer and what features each Kicks variant will come with.

As we had reported earlier, the likable k9k diesel engine has been discontinued and as a result, the BS6 Kicks gets the 106hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and the new 156hp, 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit. Incidentally, the turbo-petrol engine was showcased in the Renault Duster at Auto Expo 2020 and is expected to arrive not long after the Kicks BS6. In total, the 2020 Kicks will be available with three powertrain options – the 1.5 petrol-MT, 1.3 turbo-petrol-MT and 1.3 turbo-petrol-CVT. The 8-step CVT automatic in question is a new gearbox that has eight simulated ratios when put in manual mode. While the ARAI-rated mileage of the CVT has yet to be revealed, the 1.5 petrol-manual and 1.3 turbo-petrol-manual are rated at 14.1kpl and 16.3kpl, respectively. 

Unlike the outgoing BS4 petrol model, the BS6 Kicks comes in XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium (O) variants. The 1.5 petrol engine is only available in the entry-level XL and the mid-spec XV trims. Nissan offers the turbo-petrol with manual and automatic options in XV and XV Premium variants, but the top-spec XV Premium (O) is only offered in manual form. The list below has all the safety kit, features and engine-gearbox options available with each variant:

BS6 Kicks XL

  • 1.5-litre petrol engine and manual gearbox

  • Dual front airbags

  • ABS with EBD and brake assist

  • Rear defogger

  • Rear parking sensors

  • Remote central locking

  • Halogen headlights

  • LED DRLs

  • Steel wheels with wheel covers

  • Shark fin antenna

  • Audio system with USB, Aux and Bluetooth

  • Four speakers

  • Tilt adjustable steering

  • Power adjustable ORVMs

  • Manual AC with rear AC vents

  • Front centre armrest

  • Cooled glovebox

  • NissanConnect smartphone-based connectivity tech

  • Rear parcel tray

BS6 Kicks XV

  • 1.5-litre petrol engine and manual gearbox

  • 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine and manual gearbox

  • 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine and CVT gearbox

  • Vehicle stability management (Turbo only)

  • Electronic stability control (Turbo only)

  • Traction control (Turbo only)

  • Rear camera

  • Rear wiper

  • Front fog lamps

  • 17-inch alloy wheels

  • Roof rails

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with smartphone connectivity and voice recognition

  • Steering-mounted controls

  • Rear seat armrest with cupholders

  • Idle start-stop system (Turbo only)

  • Remote engine start (CVT only)

  • Push button start (CVT only)

BS6 Kicks XV Premium

  • 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine and manual gearbox

  • 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine and CVT gearbox

  • Hill-start assist

  • LED projector headlights

  • Keyless entry and go

  • Remote engine start

  • Cruise control

  • Power folding ORVMs

  • Leather wrapped steering and gear knob

  • Two front tweeters

BS6 Kicks XV Premium (O)

  • 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine and manual gearbox

  • Four airbags

  • 360-degree camera

  • Automatic headlights with a follow-me-home function

  • Automatic wipers

  • Front fog lamps with cornering function

  • Rear fog lamps

  • Dual-tone exterior colours

  • Dual-tone interior theme

  • Leather upholstery

Expect BS6 Kicks prices to range between Rs 10-15 lakh (ex-showroom), which should put it in direct contention with the petrol versions of the Kia Seltos (Rs 9.89-17.34 lakh), Hyundai Creta (Rs 9.99-17.20 lakh) and even the larger MG Hector (Rs 12.74-17.44 lakh).

Prices, ex-showroom, India

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