If you are looking for a small crossover with all-wheel-drive, the Nissan Kicks might not be your type. Nissan doesn’t provide this outstanding feature in the family of utility vehicles but it’s more obligatory to vendor you the SR Premium Package for 1,000 bucks. On the upside, Nissan is urging the e-Power powertrain to go beyond its domestic market.
Here’s the distinguished series hybrid that Toyota went viral with its Hybrid Synergy Drive. The 2021 Nissan Kicks e-Power for Thailand drive the front wheels with the three-pot mill and electric motor concurrently. The capacity of the battery pack reaches 1.57 kWh.
Similar to the Prius, Nissan Kicks do not get energized by the plug. The Kicks e-Power can help itself with its self-charging crossover. The HR12DE naturally aspirated three-cylinder engine can generate 79hp.
“This is an exciting day for Nissan and Thailand,” said Yutaka Sanada, “as a key global production and export hub for Nissan and regional leader driving the company’s vision for electrification of mobility.” Though he didn’t mention if the kicks e-power will be available in North America or Europe, we could infer that it would come true since these continents are leading the electrification trend, and Nissan can never let go of such markets full of potential.
This newcomer will undertake its manufacturing process at the Samut Prakan plant in Bangkok, Thailand. Four specs would be available——Normal, Sport, Eco and EV. More than four trim levels will be launched, including the S and the VL. The price range is between 889,000 and 1,049,000 baht. ($27,725 and $32,715 at current exchange rates.)
The powertrain needs no explain. It’s still as decent as it used to be. The mid-cycle update includes changes like a larger grille, slimmer headlights, air intake-like casings for the fog lamps, the rear end sports new taillights, a restyled bumper, and a different design. The cabin is the only segment that receives no changes. It looks nearly the same as its pre-facelift.