New Nissan Kicks e-Power leaked ahead of global debut

Earlier this week, the Nissan Kicks facelift was spotted in Thailand as a Sans camouflage, partially revealing its exterior. Now, the Kicks e-Power has been seen as completely undeniable, revealing its front end.

The Nissan Kicks facelift, along with the E-Power variant, was expected to make its world debut in Thailand last month. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 has forced Nissan to postpone the launch to a later date (mostly May). The Kix e-Power is expected to go on sale in June in its domestic market – Japan.

As is evident from the spy shot, the kicks facelift will have a modified fascia that adds some freshness to the SUV. It will also get a sleek wraparound LED headlamp and large V-motion grille with gloss black surround and chrome accents and a revised bumper. The profile looks largely the same, save for new design alloys and chrome door handles.

Under the hood, the Thai-spec Nissan Kicks facelift is expected to get a 1.2-liter HR12DE e-power hybrid powertrain, which is already successful in Japan. For India, Nissan will continue with the 1.5-liter petrol motor, if and when the facelift comes here. Although the E-Power version is still under consideration for the Indian market, Nissan may offer a 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol motor in Kicks.

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