Nissan Kicks e-Power under consideration for Brazil - Report

20/02/2018 - 13:26 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Nissan has already confirmed that it is planning to introduce e-Power technology globally. According to a report from G1, the company is considering a Nissan Kicks e-Power now.

Nissan Note e-Power e-Power drive system at 2017 Thai Motor Expo - Live.JPG
The e-Power drive system is currently available only in the JDM-spec Nissan Note.

Nissan introduced the e-Power technology in the facelifted Nissan Note in November 2016. This spring, it will start offering the eco-friendly powertrain in the Nissan Serena. After the Nissan Note e-Power and Nissan Serena e-Power in Japan, the company may launch a Nissan Kicks e-Power in Brazil at some point. The latest development was revealed by Marco Silva, President, Nissan Brazil.

Nissan is not in a hurry to introduce an e-Power variant of the Nissan Kicks in Brazil and it will wait for the right time, as per the report. The Kicks e-Power could allow the company to introduce the new powertrain in developed markets like the U.S. and Canada as well. Nissan is evaluating the e-Power technology for India too, and it is already testing the Note e-Power in the country. However, it is looking at introducing the fully electric motor drive system in a sedan in our country.

Nissan Kicks at Dubai Motor Show 2017 three quarters
The Nissan Kicks e-Power, if commissioned, may arrive only in 2019 or later.

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For the Indian-spec Nissan Kicks, the company will leverage its dual-spec platform strategy. While the global Nissan Kicks is underpinned V-platform, the Indian-spec version will ride on the B0/Logan platform. Thomas Kuehl, President, Nissan India, has confirmed that the mini-SUV’s launch will take place soon.

[Source: G1]

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