The all-new Nissan Kicks crossover was unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show. The car will come to North American markets next year and is the manufacturer’s first new model in close to eight years.
Nissan sees the Kicks as a gateway model, intended for new crossover buyers. These include people who are not keen on buying a large SUV like the Pathfinder (at the moment). For the manufacturer, the Kicks is also a lower capital venture which has tremendous possibility of returning massive gains.
|Nissan Kicks USA price||$19,000|
|Release date||July 2018|
|Engine||1.6L, 4 Cylinder|
2018 Nissan Kicks USA- design and specs
Though Nissan stands behind Toyota and Honda in sheer number of sales, they have a loyal fan-following in the US. The “boomerang” headlights, V-Motion grille and the “floating roof”are familiar elements, and are seen on some of their bigger SUVs. In addition, the crossover also gets arched fenders and higher waistline.
Interior is spacious, and class-leading cargo space is provided. Its feature list is extensive as well. Automatic emergency braking comes as standard and so does ABS, airbags and similar essential safety features. Higher trims get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, remote engine start, blind spot and rear cross traffic warnings
2018 Nissan Kicks USA- engine, transmission, mileage
The Kicks’ engine is a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 125 horsepower and 115 pound feet of torque. It is mated to a Xtronic automatic transmission.
Unofficial mileage figures given below:
These are class leading figures
2018 Nissan Kicks USA price, release date and competition
The new Nissan Kicks will be priced fewer than $19,000 in USA. This according to Nissan is ‘game-changing numbers’. The car will reach dealerships by June 2018
Competition include Kia Soul, Honda CR-V, Chevy Trax and upcoming Ford EcoSport