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