- Nissan Kicks
Nissan India has launched the BS6-compliant 2020 Kicks at prices starting from Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and four variants- XL, XV, XV Premium, and XV Premium (O). It is offered with two BS6-compliant engine options: 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol and a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol motor. Interestingly, the BS6 Kick’s naturally aspirated petrol variants are now Rs 5,000 to Rs 95,000 more affordable than before. On the other hand, the turbo-petrol Kicks which replaces the diesel version costs Rs 66,000 less in the equivalent XV variant.
Some feature highlights in the 2020 Kicks include connected car technology, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, remote engine start-stop, fog lamps with cornering function as well as auto headlamps and wipers.
Nissan Kicks Specifications
Nissan’s compact SUV is offered with a choice of two engines – 1.5-litre petrol, and a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol. The naturally aspirated petrol motor makes 106PS/142Nm and comes paired with a 5-speed gearbox. On the other hand, the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol mill engine puts out 156PS and 254Nm to make it the most powerful engine option in the Kicks’ lineup. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox.
Nissan Kicks Variants
Notable features in the 2020 Kicks include connected car technology, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, remote engine start-stop, fog lamps with cornering function as well as auto headlamps and wipers. Safety features on offer are four airbags, ABS with EBD, 360-degree camera, electronic stability control, and hill start assist.
Nissan Kicks Features
The Nissan Kicks is offered in four variants- XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium (O).
Nissan Kicks Summary
|Gear Box||6 Speed|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS-VI|
|Boot Space||400 Liters|
Pros And Cons of Nissan Kicks
|Pros of Nissan Kicks||Premium design inside-out.|
Powerful turbo petrol and CVT automatic option
|Cons of Nissan Kicks||A high-set driver seat could hamper taller drivers.|
No split rear seat and Low 360-degree parking camera quality.
- Nissan GT-R
Nissan has unveiled the 2020 GT-R Nismo and the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The 2020 Nismo is lighter by around 30.5kg thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fibre and other lightweight bits. The twin-turbo V6 makes the same power( 608PS) as before but now gets a turbocharger design from the GT3 GT-R race car for sharper responses. There are also changes to the brakes, and the 20-inch Ray forged wheels are now lighter and stronger than before.
The GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition’s changes are limited to just cosmetics. Pearl White with red stripes, Super Silver with white stripes, and iconic Bayside Blue from the R34 Skyline with white stripes are the colours on offer. Other minor cosmetic bits and a new grey interior colour scheme differentiates it from the standard car.
Nissan GT-R Specifications
Nissan GT-R is currently available in the Petrol engine. The 3798 cc Petrol engine generates a power of 562.20bhp@6800rpm and torque of 637Nm@3300-5800rpm. Nissan GT-R is available in Automatic transmission only. The curb weight of GT-R is 1737 Kg. In configurations, Nissan GT-R has dimensions of 4710 mm in length, 1895 mm in width, and 1370 mm^3 mm in height.
Nissan GT-R Variants
Nissan GT-R New is the base petrol variant in the GT-R lineup and is priced at Rs. 2.12 Crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). This New variant comes with an engine putting out and of max power and max torque respectively. Nissan GT-R New is available in transmission and offered in 7 colours: Vibrant Red, Ultimate Silver, Pearl White, Katsura Orange, Gun Metallic, Blue Racing, and Pearl Black.
Nissan GT-R Features
Nissan’s GT-R has long been hailed as the ‘supercar slayer’ for its break-neck performance. This two-door, four-seater coupe from Nissan is a legend by itself and as a brand, is over five decades old. In its latest avatar, the GT-R is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that dishes out a healthy 570PS of power and 637Nm of torque. All that power is harnessed by a 6-speed dual-clutch
Nissan GT-R Summary
|Gear Box||6 Speed|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS-VI|
|Engine Type||V6 Twin Turbo Petrol Engine|
|Tyre Size||255/40 R20|
Pros And Cons of Nissan GT-R
|Pros of Nissan GT-R||Hypercar killing performance|
Tech and gizmos
Legendary history and brand recognition
|Cons of Nissan GT-R||None. Unless you are a brand snob.|
- Nissan Magnite
Nissan is all set to launch the Magnite on December 2. Select dealers have even commenced pre-launch bookings for a token amount of Rs 11,000. It could be priced from Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom) according to leaked information. The Magnite is Nissan’s first sub-4 metre SUV.
The Nissan Magnite will rival the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
Nissan Magnite Specifications
The Nissan Magnite will be offered with a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine developing around 100PS of power and 160Nm of torque. This engine will be offered with a manual and CVT automatic transmission. Lower-spec variants are likely to come with the Renault Triber’s 72PS 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.
Nissan Magnite Variants
Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT LX is the mid variant in the Magnite lineup and is priced at Rs. 5.50 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This Turbo CVT XL variant comes with an engine putting out and of max power and max torque respectively. Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT XL is available in transmission
Nissan Magnite Features
The Nissan Magnite will come loaded with features such as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch TFT digital driver’s display, connected car tech, automatic climate control, cruise control, steering-mounted audio controls, keyless entry with push-button start, and a wireless phone charger. In terms of safety, the Magnite will get dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitor. Despite its length feature list, the Magnite misses out on important bits like a sunroof, ventilated seats as well as side and curtain airbags.
Nissan Magnite Summary
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS-VI|
|Boot Space||336 Liters|
Pros And Cons of Nissan Magnite
|Pros of Nissan Magnite||Sleek and sporty design.|
Urbo petrol engine
Lots of features and Spacious cabin
|Cons of Nissan Magnite||Some wow features missed like leatherette upholstery.|
Interior quality is acceptable at best.
- Nissan Kicks Facelift – Upcoming
Nissan has taken the wraps off the Kicks facelift, showing that it has a design inspired by newer models. The refreshed Kicks will launch in the Thailand market first and will be sold in multiple global markets later. Apart from the mid-cycle update, the Kicks now comes with Nissan’s e-Power hybrid tech.
Not to be mistaken with the upcoming BS6 Nissan Kicks for India, the new Kicks e-Power’s hybrid powertrain is a bit different from the ones we’ve seen in India on the Maruti Ciaz, MG Hector or even Toyota’s Camry. Unlike conventional hybrids where the electric motor assists the internal combustion engine, in the Nissan, it is the electric motor that directly drives the wheels, while the 1.2-litre petrol engine assists by charging the 1.57kWh lithium-ion battery. Total system output is rated at 129hp and 260Nm of torque.
One of the new Kicks’ party tricks is that one can use just the accelerator pedal to launch, accelerate, decelerate, or stop the vehicle. There are four drive modes – Normal, S (for sport), Eco and EV – which are more or less self-explanatory.
The design of the 2020 Kicks had been leaked a month and a half ago so there are no surprises there. The facelift brings the Kicks more in line with the styling seen on the Ariya crossover concept, with a larger version of Nissan’s signature ‘V-Motion’ grille. Also seen on the facelift are sharper headlight units, LED lighting all around and a new alloy wheel design, along with new dual-tone colour options.
- Nissan Leaf EV Upcoming
Japanese auto major Nissan Motor Co Tuesday said it will launch its electric car Leaf in India this year as it seeks to take the lead in electric vehicles (EV) drive in the country.
The company is also looking at other eco-friendly technologies such as its e-Power vehicles and hybrids for the country.
Now in its second generation, the 2018 Nissan Leaf boasts of an improved aerodynamic design that has improved the driving dynamics of the car, in turn allowing the popular electric vehicle to cover more distance on a single charge. The new design has made the car more aerodynamic, which in return improves the stability of the car. The aeroplane wings to help with a more symmetric air flow for a smoother and more efficient drive quality. The overall design is more aggressive than the model it will replace and is inspired by the new-gen Nissan Micra.
The new Nissan Leaf gets improved battery life as well. The car’s 40 kWh battery can take the Nissan Leaf up to 400 km on a single charge, with a power output of 148 bhp and a torque of 320 Nm. Charging time is from 8 hours to 16 hours depending on the power capacity and the Leaf also get quick charging feature which can give 80 per cent battery time in 40 minutes. Tesla Model 3, with two battery options of 50 kWh and 75 kWh, has a claimed range of around 350kms-500kms on a single charge.