Nissan Launches Electrified Kicks e-POWER Urban Crossover in Singapore
8 JULY 2020
Kicks e-POWER boasts a revolutionary 100% electric motor-driven system and innovative One-Pedal Drive technology to deliver unrivalled driving performance.
Singapore, 8 July 2020 – Nissan and Tan Chong Motor Sales, the exclusive distributor of Nissan passenger and light commercial vehicles in Singapore, today announced the debut of its first electrified urban crossover - the all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER. This is the second Nissan e-POWER model available in Singapore, after the Sreena e-POWER, and marks the first of its kind in the urban crossover segment.
The all-new Kicks e-POWER continues the traditions established by previous Nissan crossovers with its exhilarating drive and stylish design. It aims to reinvent the segment with its dynamic driving performance and safety standards. The all-new Kicks e-POWER features Nissan's revolutionary, award-winning e-POWER and innovative One Pedal Drive technologies, which combined, provide an enhanced driving experience.
e-POWER comprises a petrol engine, power generator, inverter and a motor. It delivers a 100% electric motor drive, meaning that the wheels are completely driven by the electric motor, providing instant, smooth acceleration and greater fuel efficiency. This differs from conventional hybrid systems, where the wheels are driven by both the electric motor and petrol engine.
One-Pedal Drive, Nissan’s Intelligent Driving technology, allows drivers to accelerate, decelerate, or stop the vehicle by using only the accelerator pedal. By using only one pedal, tasks such as judging the distance between cars, decelerating and stopping when going downhill or stopping for traffic lights, are drastically simplified.
Through expanding the availability of electrified vehicles, Nissan is transforming the way people drive and live. The all-new Kicks e-POWER is a further testament to Nissan’s commitment to fully electrifying its passenger car line-up in Singapore by 2022. This goal is aligned with the country’s Land Transport Master Plan 2040, which aims to make its land transport sector more environmentally sustainable.
“Singapore is a global technology and innovation front-runner, and today’s launch highlights Nissan’s strong commitment to the market. The Nissan Kicks e-POWER is an all new urban crossover that offers our customers the power and performance of an electric car through Nissan’s advanced e-POWER technology," said Yutaka Sanada, MC Chairman and Regional Senior Vice President, Nissan Asia & Oceania. “The expansion of our electrified vehicle range to suit diverse consumers’ needs is aligned with our ultimate goal of creating a zero-emission society.”
“The Nissan Kicks e-POWER is perfectly suited to the urban commute needs of young families. As a crossover, it offers a high seating position, great outward visibility and everyday practicality. With Nissan's e-POWER technology, drivers can enjoy the smoothness and refinement of electric drive, as well as impressive fuel economy of 4.6L/100km, all without the need for plug-in charging. I am positive the Nissan Kicks e-POWER will be well-received with its futuristic styling, affordability and great fuel economy,” said Mr Glenn Tan, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Tan Chong International Limited – exclusive distributor of Nissan passenger and light commercial vehicles in Singapore through its fully owned subsidiary, Tan Chong Motor Sales.
Award-winning e-POWER technology
Backed by more than 70 years of electric vehicle (EV) heritage, Nissan’s proprietary e-POWER technology offers the driving performance and benefits of an EV yet eliminates the need for plug-in charging.
The all-new Kicks e-POWER’s electric motor delivers 95kW (127bhp) of power and 260Nm of instantaneous torque. Used solely to charge the battery, the 1.2 litre DOHC 12-valve, three-cylinder engine runs at a constant, optimal speed to deliver amazing fuel efficiency of 4.6L/100km (21.7km/L), with a low CO₂ footprint of 107g/km.
Nissan’s e-POWER technology has been well received by drivers in Singapore since the introduction of the Nissan Serena e-POWER in 2019. It was also named Technology of the Year for 2019 by the Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC).
Smart Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology
The all-new Kicks e-POWER features smart technologies that are key components of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company's vision of moving people to a better world by enhancing the way vehicles are powered, driven and connected to society.
Intelligent Driving: Feel more confident with driver assistance technologies such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Emergency Braking and Intelligent Cruise Control for increased safety and control on board.
Intelligent Power: Immerse in a whole new driving experience with the award-winning e-POWER technology for smooth, instantaneous acceleration. Experience a more engaging drive with the innovative One-Pedal Drive technology, which allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal. The advanced regenerative braking of One-Pedal Drive technology harnesses a high amount of energy back to recharge the battery and increase fuel efficiency.
Intelligent Integration: Stay connected with the new NissanConnect infotainment system, available for the first time in Singapore. It features an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity, which provides added convenience to everyday life with functions like multi-touch control, USB connection, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, streaming audio via Bluetooth and hands-free text messaging assistant.
Dynamic form and functionality
As the newest member to Nissan’s crossover range, the all-new Kicks e POWER combines emotion and practicality by blending Nissan design signatures with dynamic modern themes. It is designed to fit the varying lifestyle needs of drivers looking for sporty yet sleek styling, roominess and smart functionality.
Among those established design signatures are Nissan's bold V-Motion grille, boomerang headlights and taillights, and the floating roof with a wrap-around visor from the windscreen to side glass. The wide C-pillar is ‘hidden’ with a black finish that blends into the tailgate glass, while the floating roof has also been exaggerated, giving it a distinctive and eye-catching appeal. 17-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior design package.
The interior of all-new Kicks e-POWER features a new instrument panel design with a 7-inch TFT full-colour instrument display, a D-shaped steering wheel with multi-function controls, an 8-inch infotainment screen and Nissan's Zero Gravity seats finished in 3D-quilted Nappa leather. This stylish and modern design complements the exterior, while offering generous passenger space and a class-leading trunk capacity of 423 litres.
A 360-degree approach to safety
The all-new Kicks e-POWER offers a suite of Advanced Drivers’ Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as Intelligent Driver Alertness (IDA), which helps detect driver fatigue and alerts the driver when erratic driving occurs, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB), which assists drivers to avoid collisions with vehicles and pedestrians ahead, and an Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold, alongside key safety features like seven SRS airbags and enhanced body rigidity.
The all-new Kicks e-POWER is also equipped with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Nissan's Intelligent Trace Control (ITC) to provide a higher level of driving enjoyment. ITC senses driving based on the driver's steering and acceleration/braking patterns, and controls brake pressure at individual wheels to aid tracing at corners and help smooth vehicle response.
Available for booking
The all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER is available in two variants and retails from $99,888 (inclusive of COE and launch discount of $4,000) from today (8 July, 8pm) until 22 July 2020, 12 noon. Terms and conditions apply.