2018 Nissan Kicks: Review, USA, Release Date

In 2016 the Nissan car maker has expanded its compact crossover SUV lineup with another great and very attractive vehicle. It is the Nissan Kicks which is mostly based on the Nissan Kicks Concept which made its world’s premiere at the Sao Paulo International Auto Show back in 2014. This model instantly drew attention worldwide because of its unique styling, great interior design and plenty of modern tech features. Furthermore, it is one very capable vehicle with excellent and dynamic handling. So, what we can expect for the upcoming Kicks? The 2018 Nissan Kicks will most likely keep with the same design and specifications of the current model since it is still a new model on the market. Perhaps we could see some improvements considering equipment and a few cosmetic changes, but it is pretty much all.

The 2018 Nissan Kicks will compete against Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.

2018 Nissan Kicks front

The 2018 Nissan Kicks engine and performance

When it comes to the powertrain, the 2018 Nissan Kicks will appear with several types of engines which will depend on the market. So the one option could be a 1.6-liter turboc engine which also powers the Nissan Juke and has the output of 188 horses. The next option will be the Nissan Rogue’s 2.5-liter unit. This engine is able to produce 170 horsepower. Furthermore, in Latin America, the costumers will be able to choose between a few diesel and petrol engines. So, the Nissan Kicks will arrive with a 1.2-liter and 1.6-liter gasoline engines and a 1.5-liter and 1.6-liter diesel engines. The continuously variable transmission should be standard.

Design of exterior and interior

Speaking of the exterior design, the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be very similar to the Nissan Kicks Concept. This model features a “floating” roof and very handsome and unique design. The front fascia is dominated by V-motion grille and attractive headlamps with boomerang-styled LED lighting. Bellow the grille, we will notice more muscular bumper too.  On the rear, there will be boomerang-shaped taillights. The new Kicks will ride on 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Moreover, as for its dimensions, it will be 169.09 inches long, 69.29 inches wide and 62.59 inches tall.

2018 Nissan Kicks interior

The interior of the upcoming 2018 Nissan Kicks will be modern, very well equipped and nicely designed. The cabin will feature a two-tone color design with light brown seats and the same color inserts on the center console. The seats will be comfortable and upholstered in leather. The dashboard will receive a 7.0-inch color touchscreen with infotainment system.

The new Nissan will be available with many standard and optional features. Some of them will be navigation, Bluetooth, USB and so on. As for the safety, it will arrive with tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, six airbag system, moving object detection, surround view monitor and many other more.

Release date and price of the 2018 Nissan Kicks

The new 2018 Nissan Kicks will most likely hit the market in the beginning of the 2018. As for the pricing, it should start at around $17,000 while the price of the top trims will go up to $22,000.

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