Nissan Kicks e-Power Autech could preview PH-spec N Sport trim

Updated Mar 24, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

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This year’s Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) has brought out new and exciting car model variants. Over at the Nissan booth, the Japanese automaker is showcasing the sportier variant of the Kicks e-Power designed with Autech.

Nissan Kicks front view

The Nissan Kicks Autech at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show

Founded in 1986, Autech has been working on customizing various Nissan models throughout the years. The Nissan Kicks e-Power Autech comes with the customizing division’s signature Blue, along with other enhancements that provide the subcompact crossover a sportier appearance.

Metallic silver trims are added throughout the body of the vehicle. This trim is said to be inspired by the “sparkle of waves when hitting the sun.” Meanwhile, a set of newly-designed 17-inch glossy black alloy wheels provides a modern look.

Nissan Kicks front view

A sportier take on the hybrid crossover

Moving into the interior, the cabin features a two-tone black and blue theme. The use of piano black accents further enhances the sporty appeal of the vehicle. To make it distinct from the standard model, the sportier version gets the Autech badge.

For the Kicks e-Power Autech launched at the 2023 BIMS, Nissan added a wireless charger to the equipment list, which is a new feature in the 2023 model.

Nissan Kicks interior view

Blue accents can be found inside

The crossover comes with the e-Power tech that exclusively uses an electric motor to propel the front wheels. It has 134 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. Powering the motor is a 2.06 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is charged by a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder international combustion engine.

With the Nissan Kicks e-Power Autech made available in Thailand, we could be seeing a preview of the PH-spec model’s N Sport trim. The N Sport is the sporty variant of Nissan models, similar to RS of Honda and GR-S of Toyota.

Two Nissan Kicks

These could be a preview of the PH-spec Kicks N Sport

Currently, the PH-spec Nissan Kicks is available in three variants, namely the EL, VE, and VL. It still has room for an N Sport trim, and the crossover’s Autech edition could deliver that.

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Know more about Nissan Kicks 2023

Nissan Kicks

The Nissan Kicks Philippines is a hybrid-powered subcompact crossover. In the local market, it has three variants. There’s the VL e-POWER AT, VE e-POWER AT, and the EL e-POWER AT. Their prices range from Php 1,239,000 to Php 1,539,000.

Under the hood, the Kick’s e-POWER engine can produce up to 134 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. Power is sent to this Nissan model’s front wheels via gear reduction transmission. 

Size-wise, the Nissan Kicks is 4,300mm long, 1,960mm wide, and 1,615mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,620mm, and a ground clearance of 180mm.

Locally, the Nissan Kicks competes against the likes of the Geely Coolray, Kia Stonic, MG ZS, Toyota Raize, Changan CS35 Plus, Honda HR-V, among others.

₱ 1,239,000 - ₱ 1,539,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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