It is always a pleasure when one gets all enthusiastic about something new, and to have your optimism validated by experts in the field.
The ‘something new’ in this case is Nissan’s e-POWER and the ‘experts in the field’ is the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC). The enthusiasm was the RJC awarding the Nissan Kicks SUV the 2021 “Technology of the Year” award for its e-POWER drive. The Kicks, launched in Japan just over a year ago, was also named one of the “6 Best Cars of the Year”.
Nissan is a market leader in South Africa, but internationally the brand had slumped in the last few years. But following the upheavals in top management and tensions in the alliance they share with Renault and Mitsubishi, Nissan has finally upped its game again with some exciting new SUVs.
A challenge many small cars face is creating a sound system appealing enough for sophisticated music listeners. The Nissan Kicks is no different as sound doesn’t travel far enough in compact space. This issue is further exacerbated by the lack of space necessary to install big subwoofers and speakers all over the vehicle. Not to mention cost as budget cars are typically fitted with budget speakers – until now.
Excitement is rife in anticipation for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales between 30 May and 14 July. What better way to celebrate than with the all-new Nissan Kicks. The compact SUV will soon be launched in India and has been named the official car for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.