The Nissan Kicks e-Power will be launched in Thailand today, before reaching other Asian auto markets in the foreseeable future.
The launch of the long-anticipated Nissan Kicks e-Power, which was proposed to occur in March but has been postponed due to the ongoing crisis, will finally take place today at 19:00 ICT (17:30 IST) in Thailand. The hybrid SUV will be introduced in Thailand first before reaching other Asian markets. Seen below is a teaser video was released earlier to give us a hint of what the Nissan Kicks e-Power would look like with the typical V-motion front grille.
While the teaser does not clearly show the design details of SUV, an image that we have below does clearly help us know that the facelifted version will bear quite a few differences from the pre-facelifted Kicks. Specifically, these alterations can be mostly seen in the front fascia with sharper headlights, a wider grille with polishing black trim, a redesigned front bumper, a new fog lighting system, a chrome trim around the grille and below the headlights and a raised bonnet.
In the side profile, the revised SUV comes with new alloy wheels and black pillars. At the rear, the car gets glossier LED taillights and body-coloured rear bumper. All of these alterations have now been confirmed again by the 15-second teaser video. No interior features of the vehicle have been revealed but it is expected to receive some updates here as well.
The Nissan Kicks e-Power bears quite a few differences from the pre-facelift version.
The Nissan Kicks e-Power is even promoted with a caption: “A new thrill is coming”. Nissan has not been wrong when referring the launch of its new hybrid SUV to the above slogan. Thailand is the first country outside Japan to manufacture the e-Power electric drive system. The e-Power technology is a serial hybrid system in which the wheels are driven by an electric motor which directly receives its power from a large traction battery package. The battery pack is powered by a gasoline burner which often serves as a generator. We'll be covering the launch of the new model in detail. So, stay tuned for more dope on the upcoming SUV.