The successor to the Nissan Terrano crossover will receive an engine from Renault ArkanaMay 3, 2020
Nissan will change the line of powertrains of the Indian crossover Kicks
Nissan will review the range of Kicks crossover engines – the updated off-road vehicle will receive a 154-horsepower “turbo four” with a volume of 1.33 liters. In India, Nissan Kicks succeeded Terrano last year. timing.
The decision to equip the “Indian” Nissan Kicks with an Arkana engine was forced: a Japanese company needed a power unit that met local BS6 environmental standards. In addition, the “turbo four” 1.33 is combined with a CVT, so Indian Kicks buyers will be able to choose a “two-pedal” crossover a year and a half after the debut.
At the start of sales in India, Nissan offered Kicks with only 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox, and the engine range was limited to a 106-horsepower (142 Nm) petrol aspirated 1.5 and a 110-horsepower (240 Nm) turbodiesel of the same volume. The diesel engine will soon disappear from the gamut due to non-environmental exhaust.
Otherwise, the updated Nissan Kicks for India will remain the same: no changes in appearance are expected, improvements to the proven architecture of B0 are also not planned. The crossover is sold with non-alternative front-wheel drive, because there is no need for four driving wheels in this market.
Nissan marketers saw in the Kicks model the successor of the Terrano and the rival Hyundai Creta, but in 2019 the novelty sold poorly: 4.8 thousand Kicks were found in India, while Creta sold 99.7 thousand copies in the same period, and Kia Seltos for half a year found 45.5 thousand owners.
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