NISSAN Launches e-Power hybrid Nissan Kicks in Thailand

Nissan has launched the facelift for Nissan Kicks in Thailand, the first country in the world to welcome the model and the second globally to produce the e-Power hybrid powertrain used in it. With the production of Nissan Kicks E-Power it has become the second Thai B-segment SUV after the Toyota C-HR to come with an efficient petrol-electric powertrain.

Ramesh Narasimhan, President of Nissan Thailand said that, “As leaders in electrification we decided to pledge to continue our timeline to bring this ground-breaking technology, e-POWER, to Thailand. This is because Nissan commits to Thailand and our employees, as the regional leader in driving the company’s vision for the electrification of mobility. And as a key global production and export hub for Nissan”.

Comparing to the current versions of Kicks, this e-power model at the front features a wider V-motion radiator grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, sleeker and futuristic LED Headlamps with Boomerang LED Signature Turning Lights, minimized fog lamps, new smaller air inlet and a new front bumper.

The design is a step forward in presenting the car a mature look thanks to the application of the latest iteration of Nissan’s Emotional Geometry design language. It has been offered with ‘floating roof’ with a ‘wrap-around’ visor, while at the back the tweaked combination lamps have LED light guides and a freshly styled bumper and body-coloured panels usher in much-needed freshness to a four-year old design.

Inside the E-power Kicks it has the “Gliding Wing” instrument panel design that has a 7.0-inch full-color display. The centre console is appointed with an 8.0-inch infotainment system that features the Nissan Connect (Apple CarPlay for iOS) bringing navigation, infotainment, safety and security.

The new Hybrid Nissan Kicks is powered by a EM57 electric motor, which sources electricity from a 1.57 kWh Lithium-ion battery that is constantly charged by energy generated by the HR12DE 1.2-litre DOHC 12-valve three-cylinder petrol engine. The e-Power system gives the self-charging Nissan SUV a maximum power output of 129 PS and a max torque of 260 Nm. It has been offered with 4 modes: EV, Eco, S and Normal, where as the ePower also features the e-Pedal which lets the driver to launch, accelerate, decelerate and stop the car using the accelerator pedal.

In-terms of safety features it has been loaded with 2020 Nissan Kicks e-Power including Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, 360-degree camera with Moving Object Detection and IRVM with an in-build LCD to display the rear-view camera feed.

This e-powered Hybrid Kicks has been offered with four different variants Kicks S, Kicks E, Kicks V and Kicks VL at the starting price of 8,89,000 Baht – 10,49,000 Baht

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