The Nissan Kicks is a subcompact crossover SUV that was a new addition to Nissan’s vehicle lineup for the 2020 model year. It significantly underperformed in sales throughout 2020, but it seems to be making a comeback and proving its worth in one of the most competitive vehicle classes on the auto market for the 2021 model year. It’s actually already won awards and this Nissan Kicks dealership in Dallas agrees 100%.
The 2021 Nissan Kicks is equipped with special e-Power technology that is exclusive specifically to Nissan. The 2021 model of this subcompact SUV officially made its debut in mid-2020, but it has not yet hit the auto market for widespread sale in the United States—it will likely become available for purchase in the U.S. in early 2021.
However, the 2021 Kicks was released in Japan in June of 2020, which means that many drivers and critics internationally have been able to test out the 2021 Kicks model and evaluate its performance on the road for several months.
First-hand experience with the 2021 Kicks has led the panelists of the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan to award the 2021 model of this subcompact SUV with their prestigious ‘Technology of the Year’ title. Keep reading to learn more about this award and why it was bestowed upon the 2021 Nissan Kicks for the 2021 model year.
2021 Nissan Kicks Wins ‘Technology of the Year’ Award
The ‘Technology of the Year’ award is an annual award that is given out to a certain new vehicle each year by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC). The RJC is a trusted organization and its panelists are renowned as unbiased and accurate in their decision-making process when it comes to awarding vehicles with titles like best technology of the year.
The RJC chose the 2021 Nissan Kicks to win its ‘Technology of the Year’ award primarily because of the 2021 Kicks’ unique, exclusive e-Power technology. This subcompact SUV comes equipped with a special e-Power system that includes both a gasoline engine and an electric motor—just like a hybrid vehicle.
This e-Power system is unique because its electric motor delivers power directly to the wheels of the vehicle, while the gas engine generates electricity and delivers it to the motor of the car.
Because the electric motor is what delivers power directly to the wheels of the 2021 Kicks, this subcompact SUV delivers a fully electric motor drive. The only responsibility of the 2021 Kicks’ gasoline engine is to charge the SUV’s battery so that its electric motor can operate effectively.
The gas engine of the 2021 Kicks adjusts its frequency—for example, it operates at low frequencies when the SUV is traveling at low speeds—in order to ensure an ultra-quiet and ultra-fuel-efficient ride for both drivers and passengers.
2021 Nissan Kicks at Metro Nissan of Dallas
Metro Nissan of Dallas is a top-rated official Nissan dealership located in Dallas, Texas. They are a full-service car dealership that operates directly under the umbrella of Nissan itself and sells one of the widest varieties of both new and pre-owned vehicles in the area.
This high-ranked dealership agrees wholeheartedly with the decision of the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan to award the 2021 Nissan Kicks with the ‘Technology of the Year’ title for the 2021 model year. Metro Nissan of Dallas is excited to welcome the 2021 Kicks to their dealership lot when it becomes available for purchase in the United States.
If you are located in Dallas or its surrounding areas, stay tuned for updates from Metro Nissan of Dallas about the release of the high-performing, high-tech 2021 Nissan Kicks model.