Nissan Kicks Hybrid e-Power Import Information

2020+ Nissan Kicks hybrid e-Power (P15, RP15, SNP15)

Nissan Kicks Hybrid e-Power Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia

Kicks hybrid e-Power

The 2020+ Nissan Kicks hybrid e-Power (P15, RP15, SNP15) ‘subcompact crossover’ SUV can be imported to Australia from Japan in 2WD or 4WD.

The Kicks model has been produced by Nissan since 2016 and sold outside Japan with a standard petrol drivetrain. The Kicks e-Power was first introduced in Japan on 30 June 2020.

The Kicks e-Power uses 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine (HR12DE) producing 60kW (82 PS) @ 6000 rpm and 103 Nm torque @ 4800 rpm as a generator to charge the battery.

Nissan e-Power system

In the 2WD versions an electric motor (EM47) producing 100kW (136 PS) @ 3410 – 9697 rpm and 280 Nm torque @ 0 – 3410 rpm drives the front wheels and in 4WD versions an additional MM48 electric motor producing 50kW (68 PS) @ 4775 – 10259 rpm and 100 Nm torque @ 0 – 4775 rpm drives the rear wheels.

Kicks hybrid e-Power 4WD

Related models are the 2016 to 2020 Nissan Note hybrid e-Power (HE12)2020+ Nissan Note hybrid e-Power (E13, SNE13) 5-door hatchback, 2021+ Nissan Aura e-Power 1.2L (E13, SNE13) and Nissan Serena e-Power people mover.

The Kicks P15 and RP15 models are 2WD and the SNP13 model is 4WD.

Nissan’s e-Power system uses a 1.2L petrol engine to charge the battery which powers the electric motor/s. This is an extremely efficient hybrid system with exceptional fuel economy that sits between a full EV and normal hybrid system.

Nissan ePower hybrid tech

The Kicks features Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats, designed to enhance comfort and reduce fatigue. The car’s highly rigid platform gives it superior stability and maneuverability, and it is able to perform exceptionally tight turns on narrow roads or in cramped parking areas.

Kicks hybrid e-Power blue white roof rear

Kicks e-Power fuel economy (WLTC) from Nissan is 23.0 km/L (4.35 L/100 km) for the 2WD while the 4WD achieves 19.2 km/L (5.21 L/100 km).

The Kicks e-Power has all the driving benefits of electric power including instant acceleration, regenerative braking and quiet operation without the need to plug-in for recharge.

Kicks power delivery and regenerative braking is designed for a one-pedal-like driving experience.

The hybrid Kicks is equipped with Nissan’s 2nd generation e-POWER which is more powerful, smooth and quiet than the previous version.

How Nissan e-Power improves daily driving:

Nissan uses the same e-Power technology for a range of models in addition to the Kicks, including the Note, X-Trail, Aura and Serena.

Nissan e-Power technology explained:

The Kicks hybrid e-Power AWD models use dual electric motors (front and rear) to ‘give the driver enhanced control and acceleration’ in slippery conditions as well as everyday driving.

More about the Nissan e-Power system from Nissan Australia.

The Kicks e-Power hybrid is available from Japan in a number of 5-seat 2WD (P15, RP15) and AWD (SNP15) model choices.

Nissan Kicks Hybrid e-Power import model options from Japan

Kicks hybrid e-Power X (2WD)
Kicks hybrid e-Power X Two-tone Interior Edition (2WD)
Kicks hybrid e-Power X Style Edition (2WD)
Kicks hybrid e-Power X FOUR (4WD)
Kicks hybrid e-Power X FOUR Two-tone Interior Edition (4WD)
Kicks hybrid e-Power X FOUR Style Edition (4WD)
Kicks hybrid e-Power AUTECH (2WD or 4WD)

There are 13 body colour options for the 2WD and 4WD models including 5 two-tone body / roof colour options:

Kicks hybrid e-Power colour options Japan standard

The Kicks NISMO versions have 4 body colour options including 2 two-tone body / roof colour options:

Kicks hybrid e-Power colour options Japan AUTECH

The Kicks has 2 interior style choices for the standard models:

Kicks hybrid e-Power interior colour JapanKicks hybrid e-Power interior two-tone Japan

The Kicks NISMO model comes only with a special blue interior colour scheme:

Kicks hybrid e-Power interior colour Japan AUTECH

4 custom interior panel packages are available:

Kicks hybrid e-Power interior Carbon tone (blue)

Carbon tone (blue)

Kicks hybrid e-Power interior Carbon tone

Carbon tone

Kicks hybrid e-Power interior Oakwood Style

Oakwood Style

Kicks hybrid e-Power interior Gray Walnut Style

Gray Walnut Style

Genuine leather steering wheel is standard on all models.

Kicks hybrid e-Power leather steering wheel

Boot space in the Kicks e-Power is extended with fold-flat rear seats.

Kicks hybrid e-Power boot space

Kicks hybrid safety equipment

Kicks hybrid e-Power safety featuresAura hybrid safety features[01] Intelligent Around View Monitor (with moving object detection function) [02] Intelligent Interior Mirror [03] ProPilot (with navigation link function) [04] ProPilot Emergency Stop Support System (with SOS call function) [05] SOS call

The Nissan Connect system will pair your smartphone to the car.

Note e-Power Nissan Connect

Aura hybrid Apple CarPlay

Interior features include wireless smartphone charging, electric parking brake, dual-zone climate control, and USB-C ports.

The Kicks hybrid e-Power is equipped with Pro Pilot and Nissan’s 360 degree safety assist – an ‘all-round support system that makes driving more comfortable’.

Nissan Note e-Power 360 safety assist

Nissan’s ProPilot tech includes adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go) and lane-keep assist. ProPilot controls accelerator, steering, and brakes to support highway driving and controls the brakes on downhill slopes to maintain the set speed.

Nissan Kicks hybrid e-Power Pro PilotNissan Kicks hybrid e-Power Pro Pilot downhill control

Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring (BSM – able to detect and brake for obstacles), auto high-beam, 360 degree panoramic camera and rear-cross traffic alert (RCTA).

Nissan Aura hybrid 360 panorama camera

The Kicks uses Intelligent FCW (Forward Collision Warning) which monitors two vehicles ahead and alerts the driver of any sudden speed reduction.

Kicks e-Power front car radar detection

Intelligent Emergency Brake alerts the driver and activates the brakes to assist in collision avoidance.

Kicks hybrid e-Power Intelligent Emergency Brake IEB

Intelligent LI / LDW (Lane Departure Warning) alerts the driver of lane departure with a warning display and steering vibration.

Kicks hybrid e-Power Intelligent LI LDW (Lane Departure Warning)

Collision prevention assist

When there is an obstacle in a parking lot the system suppresses sudden acceleration caused by pressing the wrong pedal.

Kicks hybrid e-Power Collision prevention assist

Intelligent Trace Control (Cornering Stability Improvement System)

Controls the brakes on each of the four wheels to achieve highly stable cornering.

Kicks hybrid e-Power Intelligent Trace Control (Cornering Stability Improvement System)

Nissan Kicks Hybrid Weight

2WD models have a 1,360 kg curb weight and 1,480 kg for the 4WD.

Contact us for current availability and pricing if you would like to import your own Kicks hybrid e-Power to Australia.

Every vehicle of interest to our clients is carefully inspected in person at auction, with more pictures provided along with market pricing guidance to help set the budget.

There is a good selection of Kicks hybrid 2WD and 4WD models going through auction in Japan every week – we can assist with the entire process from choosing the best example to shipping it to Australia.

We specialise in direct car import from Japan and have been sourcing vehicles to order for private Australian buyers for over 25 years.

Every vehicle is hand-picked and we only source the very best.

We make Nissan Kicks hybrid e-Power import easy with physical inspections of vehicles by experienced staff at over 30 auctions every week in the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyushu / Fukuoka regions.

We start by focusing only on vehicles with the highest auction grades. But there is a LOT more involved than just basic auction grading !

Auction reports are often not reliable – we inspect every vehicle of interest in person to ensure it is up to our standard and has the options and features you want.

Most people (even Japanese export agents) do not realise that a significant % of vehicles in Japan are bought and sold by Japanese dealers for a quick profit between different auctions. If you are not aware of this you will almost certainly pay more than you needed to for exactly the same car.

Our experience with this situation alone will often save you more than the cost of our service fee.

Our import agent service includes a pre-check for past auction records using JCHC, at no cost to you. This allows us to rule out:

  • Cars recently auctioned and moved to a different auction for quick resale

  • Graded R (accident repair) cars changed to higher grades

  • Cars that have passed in unsold multiple times indicating a problem with the condition and/or price.

Our thorough Japan auction inspections include checks of engine, transmission, air conditioning / electrics plus pictures inside, outside and underneath showing options / features and any condition issues. Just like the auction history checks, in-person inspections at auction are all part of our service – no extra charge.

Following these rules and being very selective on quality allows us to consistently target first-time auctioned vehicles for our clients in the best condition and at the best price.

We also ensure that any outstanding factory recalls are completed prior to export from Japan, which is essential before import to Australia / SEVS compliance. *Recall work is free in Japan and will be arranged at no extra charge before your vehicle goes to the Port, but please note there will be a small transport charge (generally $200 to $300) to send the vehicle to the nearest Nissan dealer.

Once your Kicks hybrid has been exported from Japan all original paperwork and additional items such as spare keys and books are sent to you by EMS. This includes the Export Certificate (showing up to the last two re-registration inspection dates and odometer readings, depending on vehicle age) for your peace of mind.

Port clearance and compliance will be arranged for you, and registration can also be taken care of by the compliance workshop for your convenience.

For more detail see How our import process works.

Our automated auction alerts system ensures you never miss a suitable car.

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Check recent Japan auction Kicks hybrid e-Power sale price.

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Nissan Kicks hybrid e-Power Pictures

Kicks e-Power whiteKicks e-Power white frontKicks e-Power orange front

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