Nissan launches Kicks hybrid-tech powered SUV in Thailand hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Photo courtesy of Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co.)

Hanoi (VNA) - Nissan Motor Co. has launched in Thailand an SUV equipped with its unique drive system that combines a gasoline engine and electric motor.

Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co. has started local production of Kicks models, using its e-Power technology, the first production base for e-Power vehicles outside Japan.

According to the company, the Kicks comes in four models, starting at 889,000 baht (27,000 USD). Nissan began taking orders on May 15 with delivery scheduled from June.

Manufacturing of the vehicles at a plant in Samut Prakan province, southeast of Bangkok, is part of the automaker's 10.96 billion baht investment to enhance hybrid car production in Thailand.

In 2018, the Thai government approved the investment, which will make the country a key global production and export hub./.