2020 Nissan Kicks e-Power debuts 127-hp electric power in Thailand

Updated Dec 02, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This is refreshed 2020 Nissan Kicks and it kicks ass with battery power.

Finally, the 2020 Nissan Kicks e-Power debuts despite being delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to Chobrod.com, it was originally scheduled to be launched on March 19 in Thailand, but now we get to see what the latest version of this Nissan crossover can offer.

[All-New NISSAN KICKS e-POWER] Official live - NissanThailand

2020 Nissan Kicks: Compact but sharp

On the outside, starting from the front of the Kicks, the first thing you’ll notice is a larger V-motion grille than before, as well as a pair of slimmer headlights.

The bumper is also much more aggressive than the previous version, and it also comes with a pair of fog lamps that are housed in what one could easily mistake for air-intakes.

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The new 2020 Nissan Kicks looks similar to the U.S. spec Kicks

Towards its sides, you’ll quickly notice the blacked-out C-pillars, which provides it with a floating roof look, as well as a rear diffuser for the rear end.

>>> Related: Are there possibilities for us to see the Nissan Kicks in ASEAN soon?

2020 Nissan Kick’s e-Power System

Already in use on the Nissan Note and Nissan Serena, the e-Power System isn’t your run of the mill hybrid powertrain. This is due to the fact that its combustion engine, instead of working in tandem with an electric motor, the e-Power system uses it to charge its batteries instead.

In the case of the new 2020 Kicks, it uses a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 79 horsepower, which then charges up a 1.5kWh battery to power the EM57 electric motor.

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Here's the rear-end of the new Nissan Kicks e-Power

The said electric motor can make up to 127 horsepower and 254 Nm of torque, powering the front wheels exclusively. In short, it's an EV that doesn't need to be plugged in order to charge.

2020 Nissan Kicks: Other markets and competitors

The all-new Nissan Kicks will be launched in other markets like in Malaysia. As for the Philippines, there’s no word yet on that but considering the Hyundai Kona, Subaru XV, Ford Ecosport, and the Geely Coolray is doing quite well here, Nissan would do well to introduce this new crossover to the country.

>>> Related: Nissan SUV Philippines: List of all models, price & brief review

Nissan Kicks interior

A quick look at the two-tone cabin

We still have the Nissan Juke, though, but think of it this way: what if this new Nissan Kicks replaced the Nissan Juke since there isn’t any news about the Philippines getting the new, second-generation Juke in the first place?

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Know more about Nissan

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Nissan Philippines has a total of eight models in the market, excluding one upcoming vehicle which is the Nissan Magnite. The price list of Nissan vehicles in 2023 ranges from Php 779,000 to Php 3,988,000 for the cheapest Nissan Almera and most expensive Nissan Patrol, respectively. Meanwhile, the Nissan GT-R's price in the Philippines is available upon request so visit Nissan dealerships for inquiries. Nissan's best-selling models in the Philippine market are as follows: Nissan Navara, Nissan Urvan, and Nissan Terra.

At Philkotse.com, we provide you with the most up-to-date Nissan Philippines price list, along with promotions from all dealers, the best monthly installment programs, prepaid, and cash discounts in the Philippines market.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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