While India is yet to receive the BS 6 compliant Kicks 2020, the company is gearing up to launch the Kicks facelift in Thailand on May 15th. The same is also expected to arrive in India next year.
The mid-cycle update will bring new changes to the exteriors of the Kicks. The SUV has grown into a tad sharper and sportier model.
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At the front, the headlamps now have a sleeker profile and feature redesigned LED DRLs setup. The new headlamps merge into a significantly bigger V-Motion grille which comes fully blacked-out and uses a new design pattern. The grille is guarded by two chrome highlights on its either sides. Also, there is a new stripe finished in gloss-black colour which sits under the front main grille. Moreover, the front bumper has been tweaked to gel along with the SUV's new design.
Over the sides, it now uses completely new alloy wheels, while the greenhouse remains unaltered. Also, the overall profile remains identical to the older model.
At the rear, the Kicks facelift features a completely new body coloured bumper which boasts a cleaner design. On the other hand, the beak-shaped tail lamps, tail-gate, and the rear-glass has been carried over without any alteration whatsoever.
The tailgate features the "e-Power" branding which delineates that the SUV will run on the Nissan's hybrid technology. The international-spec model will utilize a 1.2-litre HR12DE three-cylinder petrol unit. This engine works in-conjunction with a 1.5kWh battery pack. The complete output of the system has been rated at 129 PS.
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In detail, the Nissan's e-Power technology features an electric motor which drives the wheels (as seen on EVs). This motor sources power from the battery, which on the other hand, is charged by the ICE engine which acts as a generator for the battery.