Nissan Kicks: The New JUKE?

The new 2018 Nissan Kicks is here, and it'll be the new small crossover for a massively growing number of buyers.

"As the gateway to Nissan's adventure-ready sport-utility portfolio - joining Rogue Sport, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and Armada - Kicks is created to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for expressive styling, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price starting well under $19,000", said Dan Mohnke, senior VP of Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan North America.

As the entry-level model, the 2018 Nissan Kicks has been created to meet the needs of singles or young couples who live in cities. The 2018 Kicks will also offer two-tone paint schemes like the C-HR. An orange roof with a gray body, or a white roof with a blue body can also be had.

The interior sports a 7.0-inch touchscreen in most models, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The Kicks SR Premium Package includes adds the Bose Personal Plus sound system with a pair of 2.5-inch Bose UltraNearfield neodymium speakers located inside the Kicks' driver's seat headrest.

"Kicks is created to meet the needs of both singles and couples to express their style, personal technology, intelligent functionality and superior safety features at affordable prices starting at less than US$19,000", said Dan Mohnke, Senior Vice President of Operations, Sales and Marketing of the US Division Nissan North America.

Driving the Kicks is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine that benefits from a Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). It comes with an automatic transmission and is front-wheel drive only-no all-wheel drive here. Automatic Emergency Braking is standard on all versions along with seven airbags and a rear-view camera.

The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be offered in three grades: S, SV, and SR. The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be on sale in early summer 2018. Kicks promises good ground clearance, electric power steering, and a small turning radius to make it nimble.

  • Joey Payne