New Kicks in town

Nissan Philippines recently unveiled the all-new Kicks in the country, furthering its electrification push and giving Filipino motorists another exciting innovation to improve their daily drive.

Starting with the retail price of P1.209 million, it is built on the brand’s state-of-the-art DNA, as it comes in three variants: The top-of-the-line e-Power VL, the e-Power VE, and the e-Power EL. All three boast a fully electric motor that delivers 135hp and 280N-m of instantaneous torque.

NEW Kicks is being test-driven and displayed to the public in a mall in Pasay City.

Meanwhile, its 1.2L DOHC 12-valve, three-cylinder engine is used solely to charge the battery while running at an optimal speed, improving fuel efficiency in different driving situations.

The electric vehicle is also equipped with regenerative braking, adding to its amazing fuel efficiency. Based on UNR101 fuel efficiency testing, the vehicle runs 22 km/L to 25km/L depending on the driving and traffic conditions. This consumption is twice as efficient compared with other conventional internal combustion engines in the same segment. With a total fuel tank capacity of 41 liters, this means that it has a potential range of up to 900-1000 kilometers in just one full tank.

ZERO gravity seats provide both comfort and style, as does the D-shaped leather steering wheel and the electronic parking brake switch with auto hold function.

The new e-Pedal Step feature also enables easier and more comfortable driving, with drivers only having to use the accelerator pedal to speed up or slow down. This means that driving in different situations, whether in city or highways, is much more convenient, as the need to shift from one pedal to another is reduced. There is still a brake pedal if the driver wants the car in a full stop. Put together, the Kicks delivers a smooth and powerful drive whether it’s for going on a normal drive or cruising at high speeds.

Beyond power and efficiency, it has smart technologies under the promise of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The three variants come with the standard hill start assist, while the e-Power VL and e-Power VE variants have intelligent forward collision warning, intelligent emergency braking, vehicle dynamic control, and driver attention alert features. As the flagship variant, the VL variant’s intelligent around view monitor is also equipped with moving object detection. Other features include keyless entry with the Intelligent Key and push button engine start-stop systems, alongside Nissan’s eight-inch advanced touchscreen display audio and compatibility for Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth on the VL and VE variants.

Kick in style
There is no shortage of style with this vehicle. Bold exterior colors accentuate Nissan’s signature style on this modern subcompact SUV, which comes in Premium Corona Orange, Cayenne Red, Pearl White, Gun Metallic, Riptide Blue and Brilliant Silver. It also has a distinct sporty look with its sleek, black, double V-motion grilles, LED signature tail, head and front fog lights, and a silver-toned roof rail to complement the main body. This is also the second model launched locally bearing the new Nissan logo.

Inside, the dynamic design and functionality continues with a seven-inch color TFT display meter presenting the power meter, battery gauge, drive range, and fuel gauge in an easy-to-read layout, and an infotainment system that’s easily within reach. Its zero gravity seats provide both comfort and style, as does the D-shaped leather steering wheel and the electronic parking brake switch with auto hold function.

In a true mix of style and substance, this EV fits the wide range of needs of motorists who want power and efficiency, smart functionality, and a signature look all in a single vehicle.

The all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER also comes with a five-year or 150,000km warranty period covering the vehicle, e-POWER system and the battery. It is now available across all dealerships nationwide, with the following price per variant: e-Power EL — P1,209,000; e-Power VE — P1,309,000 and e-Power VL — P1,509,000.

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