Nissan launches Kicks SUV in Indonesia

Nissan has launched its Kicks SUV equipped with e-POWER and one-pedal operation technology in Indonesia. It is also one of the first countries where the automaker has introduced the e-POWER system.

e-POWER technology

e-POWER technology that was introduced in Nissan Leaf, a gasoline engine is added to charge the high-output battery when necessary. This eliminates the need for an external charger, while offering the same high output as an EV.

The e-POWER system offers full electric motor drive, meaning that the wheels are completely driven by the electric motor. e-POWER is comprised of a high-output battery and the powertrain which is integrated with gasoline engine, power generator, inverter and a motor.

In conventional hybrid systems, the wheels are driven by an electric motor and a gasoline engine. However, in the e-POWER system, the gasoline engine is not connected to the wheels; it simply charges the battery. And unlike a full EV, the power source is the engine, rather than just the battery.

The all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER features an EM57 electric motor, generator and inverter that generates electricity from its 1.2 liters DOHC 12-valve three-cylinder engine. The e-POWER system offers a maximum power of 95 kilowatts (kW) (129 PS), a maximum flat-torque of 260 Nm, and a lithium-ion battery— delivering a driving experience similar to an electric vehicle to give customers a powerful acceleration with instant torque, quiet cabin and fuel efficient operation.

One-Pedal Operation

‘One-Pedal operation’ is an intelligent technology that enables drivers to accelerate and decelerate by using only one pedal – the accelerator pedal. In stop-and-go city traffic, the accelerator pedal technology reduces the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making driving more enjoyable and engaging. It even allows sporty driving on winding roads, making the process of driving more exciting, yet easier.

Other Advanced Technologies

Nissan’s Safety Shield System – this includes Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Emergency Braking System.

Intelligent Forward Collison Warning detects sudden movements of a second vehicle ahead in the same lane, alerting the driver of a potential risk of a forward collision. Meanwhile, Intelligent Emergency Braking automatically applies light braking and emergency braking when the risk of a collision increases, avoiding collision or reducing collision impact.

Intelligent Cruise Control, which automatically maintains a safe distance and speed from the vehicle ahead, reducing the driver’s workload during long journeys or traffic through activating the cruise control feature.

Also standard in the all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER is Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Trace Control and Hill Start Assist.

Source: Nissan

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