Nissan had to postpone the launch of the 2020 Nissan Kicks e-POWER in Thailand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the situation easing up, it’s time to get a first taste of the latest crossover model from the Japanese automaker.
After a walk-around event held earlier in Bangkok, Nissan invites top Thai auto media to experience the acceleration and handling of the Kicks e-POWER at the Pathum Thani Speedway before a full test drive event scheduled for early August.
Peter Galli, Vice President for Communications at Nissan Motor Thailand, is our guest for this episode.

Nissan Kicks e-POWER walk-around video:


Nissan Kicks e-POWER specs

Electric Motor (for driving)
Model EM57
Type AC3 Synchronous Motor
Max Power 129 Ps (95 Kw) / 4,000~8,992 rpm
Max Torque 260 Nm (26.5 kg-m) / 500~3,008 rpm
Transmission System
Type Automatic Single Speed Gear Reduction

Engine (for generating electricity)
Model HR12DE
Engine system 3-Cylinder DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) 12V CVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control)
Ignition System Electronic Injection Multi-point (ECCS) 32 bit
Bore and Stroke (mm) 78.0 x 83.6
Displacement (cc) 1,198
Max Power 79 Ps (60 Kw) / 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 103 Nm (11 kg-m) / 3,600-5,200 rpm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel Tank 41 liters

Front Independent MacPherson Struts with Stabilizer
Rear Torsion Beam with Stabilizer
Steering System
Type Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Braking System
Front Ventilated Discs
Rear Discs

Overall length (mm) 4,290
Overall width (mm) 1,760
Overall height (mm) 1,615
Wheelbase (mm) 2,615
Track width front/rear (mm) 1,520/1,535
Wheels 17 x 6.5 J
Tires 205/55 R17
Gross vehicle weight 1,350 kgs (VL grade)

Price: BtBt889,000 (US$27,725) to Bt1.049 million (US$32,715)