New Subcompact Nissan Kicks SUV goes on sale in Japan

Nissan Kicks electrified SUV goes on sale July 19 across Japan. The vehicle launch marks another milestone in Nissan’s expansion of its electrified vehicle lineup.Since its arrival in the Japanese market in June 2020, the Kicks has offered a powerful yet quiet driving experience thanks to its e-POWER electrified powertrain. Its compact body makes maneuvering easy while still providing ample interior space. The latest Kicks now features the second-generation e-POWER system — which gives it more power and smoother acceleration — and its cabin is even quieter. A 4WD version has been added to the lineup, providing an enjoyable, safe driving experience in a wide variety of conditions. The X Four Style Edition, an all-new grade, enhances the Kick’s reputation for quality, comfort and contemporary design with a plush brown interior and a dark, chrome-look grill.

Second-generation e-POWER
First debuting in the Nissan Note series, the second-generation e-POWER’s motor has 5% greater power and 7% higher maximum torque, resulting in a more exhilarating driving experience. Yet fuel efficiency has improved by approximately 6.4% compared to the previous Kicks*1 and is now 23 kilometers per liter. Cabin quietness has also been improved by reducing engine-start frequency at low speeds. In addition, the intuitive e-Pedal Step produces a more relaxing driving experience by providing smooth deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released.

e-POWER 4WD: Exciting driving in all conditions
The new e-POWER 4WD model features an electric 4WD system that precisely controls all four wheels with powerful motors. It ensures driving comfort on city roads, easy cornering on winding roads and strong performance in challenging conditions, such as snowy roads. Read More