The next 2023 Nissan Kicks e-Power could gain even better performances. This subcompact SUV comes at an affordable price, as it provides a surprisingly good level of comfort and much more. Whatsoever, the cargo area is ample, and there will be room for five passengers.
On top of that, the Kicks model delivers good handling, so it is a perfect subcompact SUV. Introduced eight years ago, Nissan Kicks is popular like never before. The e-Power hybrid system is the best powertrain choice, as it offers great fuel economy ratings and slightly more power. The sales will begin later in 2022.
Nissan Kicks e-Power Specs
The upcoming 2023 Nissan Kicks e-Power system works like a regular EV, with the electric motor exclusively driving the front wheels, producing 127 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 1.57 kWh. Instead of the conventional recharge method via plugging, the battery pack regains power using a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder combustion engine producing 79 horsepower.
In a nutshell, the Nissan Kicks e-Power is a self-charging EV that must be refueled. The most recent reports are saying that the e-Power system could provide even more power. The base Kicks variant comes with a traditional four-cylinder combustion engine, producing 122 hp.
The interior of the 2023 Nissan Kicks e-Power provides ample space, both in the first and the second row. Even the cargo area is spacious, offering above 25 cubic feet of room. For a subcompact SUV, this is more than enough. As we said, the price is surprisingly affordable, given how much equipment this model offers.
An eight-inch touchscreen is standard, along with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Nissan will provide a new infotainment system, along with additional driver-assistance aids. Optional equipment includes a heated steering wheel, heated seats, leather upholstery, and a premium Bose sound system.
The 2023 Nissan Kicks e-Power is getting a mid-cycle facelift. You can find a lot of rumors regarding the total exterior redesign, but that won’t happen. Instead, mild refreshments are on the way, so the subcompact crossover will look better than the outgoing model.
Nissan will deliver a larger grille with an upgraded lower fascia. The headlamps are slimmer, just like the taillights. Automatic high beams are available as an option. New bumpers are on the way, while the LED light bar will remain. The Kicks crossover should introduce new exterior colors as well.
2023 Nissan Kicks e-Power Price and Release Date
At this moment, we don’t know if the 2023 Nissan Kicks e-Power will go on sale in the United States. Nissan will provide further details in the coming weeks. On the other hand, the Kicks model will become available in Asia and South America. The base trim level starts at about $20,000. The range-topping trim level will cost slightly above $23,000. The e-Power system is optional, and it will raise the price additionally. The sales will begin later in 2022.