Earlier we reported that Nissan launched a base XE trim of the kicks to improve the falling sales and now reports suggest that it might even come with a CVT gearbox. Likewise, Datsun will also adopt this transmission for the Go and GO+.
Nissan will bring the BS6 compliant to the Kicks by later this year and will also bring the CVT gearbox. This step is taken to keep the trend of automatics going and the SUV stands in a fair competition among its rivals.
Mr Hardeep Singh Brar, Head of Nissan India, said, “the introduction of automatic transmission will help the brand to stay in the trend and will give a wider choice to buyers who are looking for an automatic gearbox”.
Nissan’s sub-brand, Datsun, will also bring the BS6 compliant engines for Go and GO+ by this festive season. These cars compete with the likes of Renault Kwid and Maruti WagonR, both of which have automatic transmission.
Nissan Kicks is available with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 105 bhp at 5600 rpm and with a peak torque of 142 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
Similarly, the oil burner produces 110 bhp at 3850 rpm and a peak torque of 240 Nm at 1750 rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed MT for petrol and a 6-speed manual gearbox for the turbocharged diesel engine. ARAI certified mileage stands at 14.23 and 19.39 kmpl respectively. The prices for the same starts at Rs 9.55 lakh for the base petrol and Rs 9.89 lakh for the base diesel. All prices are at ex-showroom, Delhi.
Talking about the Dasun Go and Go+, these cars are powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine which makes 69 bhp with 104 Nm of peak torque. Transmission onboard includes a 5-speed manual gearbox. The prices for the same start at Rs 3.32 lakh and Rs 3.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).