Nissan Kicks First Look: City-Friendly and Focused on Fuel Economy

Nissan Kicks First Look: City-Friendly and Focused on Fuel Economy

Nissan Kicks First Look: City-Friendly and Focused on Fuel Economy

"Kicks is clearly recognizable as part of the Nissan CUV family, but has a vibrancy and identity all its own", said Dan Mohnke, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Operations of Nissan Division US, Nissan North America. Actually, Nissan claims that the Kicks could even rival subcompact cars such as the Honda Fit.

After making waves in South America past year, the all-new Nissan Kicks crossover has officially been introduced in worldwide markets, particularly in USA.

Aesthetically, the 2018 Nissan Kicks stands out with bold wheel arches and a high crossover stance, not to mention familiar Nissan design signatures including a V-Motion grille, boomerang headlights and taillights and a "floating" roof.

If you thought there was room for another small SUV in the Nissan lineup, somewhere alongside the Qashqai and Rogue, you were right.

The Kicks goes on sale in June 2018.

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Despite the coupe-like roofline, Nissan claims the interior offers ample passenger space in the rear as well as one of the largest trunks in the segment.

Inside the 2018 Kicks delivers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity via a 7.0-inch full colour display built into the "Gliding Wing" dashboard. The Kicks SR Premium Package adds Bose Personal Plus sound system with speakers inside the seat. We do know that it's powered by a 1.6-liter inline-4 that makes a relatively meager 125 horsepower, but it should hit 33 mpg combined.

The lack of all-wheel drive is because the Kicks is likely bound to live its life between the parking meters, in cities, like the Juke.

The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be offered in three grades: S, SV, and SR.

Safety features that come as standard in the Kicks include anti-lock brakes, hill-start assist, vehicle dynamics control, automatic emergency braking, forward collission braking, reverse camera and seven airbags. The four-cylinder is mated to a CVT and only front-wheel drive is available.

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