The Nissan Kicks e-POWER comes to Thailand
Thai drivers can now choose the stylish, efficient new Nissan Kicks e-POWER. This sporty little crossover is designed with urban drivers and families in mind. Here’s a look at what it has to offer, as well as its potential future availability.
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All about Kicks e-POWER
Much like its combustion-engine cousin that we have in the United States, the Kicks e-POWER sports bold styling, a versatile interior, and plenty of high-tech safety tools. With five seats and 25.3 cubic feet behind the back row, the Kicks has enough room for families to bring along a pet or stroller. This versatile crossover is just as good for singles or couples — in addition to its maximum cargo capacity of 53.1 cubic feet, it comes loaded with high-tech connectivity features and offers plenty of ways to customize its appearance.
It also boasts an efficient e-POWER motor. What makes e-POWER so unique? These Nissan models use a fully electric motor to power the wheels. It draws this energy from a high-output battery and channels it through a powertrain that consists of a power generator, motor, inverter, and a combustion engine. This means that e-POWER vehicles are more than just efficient — they provide spirited performance and exceptional acceleration.
Availability and future plans
Outside of Japan, Thai drivers are among the first to experience the Nissan Kicks e-POWER. It’s meant to give customers a fun electrified vehicle that combines an energized drive and remarkable fuel economy.
Nissan’s MC Chairman Yutaka Sanada explained that the Kicks e-POWER is an emblem of the automaker’s revolutionary spirit and trailblazer for its future EVs. “This is an exciting day for Nissan and Thailand, as a key global production and export hub for Nissan and regional leader driving the company’s vision for electrification of mobility,” Sanada said.
Although Nissan seems to be hinting at more EVs for the Asian market, American drivers shouldn’t count on picking up a new Nissan EV anytime soon. Currently, it doesn’t look like there are any plans to bring the Kicks e-POWER stateside.
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Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.