2020 Nissan KICKS to be powered by the 1.3L Turbo Engine & X-tronic CVT transmission

Nissan India has just announced that the 2020 BS-6 KICKS SUV will come powered with the HR13 DDT 1.3L four-cylinder, turbo-charged, petrol engine. This engine produces 156 PS of power and 254 NM of torque. Mated to this engine would be Nissans renowned X-Tronic CVT Automatic transmission.

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“The all new Nissan KICKS 2020 is built with Japanese engineering and technology and has high build quality with purposeful and intelligent technology with class-leading premium-ness. The New Nissan KICKS is powered by best-in-class turbo engine and best-in-class X-tronic CVT offering higher fuel economy and acceleration,” said Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India.

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Nissan had launched the KICKS SUV in January 2019, the SUV is built on the same platform that the Terrano uses. Now with the BS-6 norms coming in the KICKS wont be available in the Diesel variant. Only this the 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine would be on the lineup as it is BS-6 compliant. The HR13 DDT Turbo Petrol engine has been jointly developed by Renault Nissan with Mercedes-Benz. An interesting fact about the three-in-one TCe gasoline engine is represented by its cylinder coating technology borrowed from the Nissan GT-R’s engine. The Engineers have boosted efficiency by diminishing friction and optimizing heat transfer. Not only that, but the four-cylinder boasts something called Dual Variable Timing Camshaft, which improves low-end torque and grants a more linear torque delivery at higher rpms.

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The X-tronic CVT transmission will come with eight-step M mode which provides manual transmission like experience at choice.

Note – Images shown are only for representational use, no final images have been released by Nissan India


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