The 2020 Nissan Kicks BS 6 can now be booked for purchase. While Nissan's online booking portal is yet to open, several Gurugram based Nissan dealers have started accepting bookings at a token amount of ₹50,000. This amount is completely refundable. Its deliveries will begin by end-May.
It is to be noted that the new Nissan BS 6 isn't the 2021 Kicks e-Power which was recently revealed and will go on-sale in Thailand on Friday.
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With the yearly update, the Kicks has gained new features and mechanical changes, but the exterior design remains more or less the same.
The Kicks BS 6 comes loaded with the first-in-segment floating 8-inch infotainment screen which features Voice Recognition, Android Auto / Apple CarPlay connectivity and more. It also gets NissanConnect app with 50+ connectivity features. Some other key highlights include its first-in-class Remote Engine Start, Idle Start-Stop System, and Rain Sensing Wipers.
The Indian-spec model uses the HR13 DDT 1.3L four-cylinder turbo-charged petrol-sipping powerplant. It delivers 156 PS of maximum power which is backed-up by 254 Nm of peak torque. The interesting bit of information here is that it is the most powerful engine in its category. This engine is mated to either a 6-speed MT or X-tronic CVT. In this configuration, the SUV is good enough to deliver up to 16.3 kmpl of fuel economy.
Apart from this engine, there is also be a HR15 1.5-litre H4K unit which is known to deliver 106 PS and 142 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed MT. The Kicks 1.5 returns fuel economy up to 14.1 kmpl.
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The Kicks BS 6 variants list includes XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium (O). While the 1.5 petrol engine is only limited to the base XL and the mid-spec XV trims, the turbo-petrol MT/AT is available in XV and XV Premium trims. The top-of-the-line XV Premium (O) comes only in the turbo-petrol MT variant.