Nissan launches electric Kicks SUV in Thailand

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 May 2020

Nissan has chosen Thailand to be the first global market for the launch of the electric version of the Nissan Kicks SUV. The Kicks e-Power had its world debut in Thailand on May 15.

Powered by the electrified powertrain first introduced by Nissan in Japan, the new Kicks is built in Thailand. Nissan's e-Power technology brings a fully electric motor drive, meaning that the wheels are completely driven by the electric motor. The power from a high-output battery is delivered to the e-Power compact powertrain comprising a petrol engine, power generator, inverter and a motor.

The Kicks e-Power is targeted at singles, couples or young families who are looking for unique styling, roominess, cutting-edge technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features, at an affordable price.

Thailand is the first country to produce Nissan's e-Power technology after Japan and one of the first to launch it, providing a technical bridge for Thai customers towards EV adoption, while consuming less energy, with better fuel economy, yet strong performance and acceleration.

"The launch of the all-new Nissan Kicks e-Power in Thailand represents the disruptive and innovative DNA of Nissan that we continue to bring to the region," said Yutaka Sanada, MC Chairman and  regional senior vice-president, Nissan Asia & Oceania. "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."

Will the electric Kicks come to India? Nissan Motor India launched the Kicks SUV in India in December 2018. The SUV has, till end-March 2020, sold a total of 5,832 units.