Nissan Kicks 2020 with turbo option launched at Rs 9.49 lakh

With a clear focus on mounting a challenge against hot favourites Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, Nissan officially launched Kicks 2020 at an introductory starting price of Rs 9.49 lakh.

The SUV comes with a BS 6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine with 1.3-litre turbo as an option as well, and also gets a cabin that's packed to the brim with features, straight from the base variant onwards.

Kicks 2020 boasts of seven variants and gets a HR13 DDT engine which borrows cylinder coating technology from Nissan GTR for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency with 156ps power with 254Nm torque, making it the most powerful in its class.

The turbo engine boasts of Dual Variable Timing system which, Nissan claims, reduces emissions and provides higher toque at low rpm.

The car also comes with Nissan’s widely-acclaimed X-tronic CVT. The Japanese car maker says this is 40 per cent more efficient than existing CVTs.

The base variant of Kicks 2020 comes packed with features such as Nissan Connect with Smart watch connectivity, Auto AC with rear AC vent, cooled glove box, electrically adjustable ORVMs and Nissan’s unique twin parcel shelf.

Moving up in the variants list brings in other features like rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, front fog lamps with cornering function, leather-wrapped soft-touch dashboard, among others. Desk: Asianet Online