At the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the Japanese manufacturer has unveiled its all-new and improved 2019 Nissan Kicks. The Nissan Kicks is a compact crossover SUV which is larger than the Juke and slightly smaller than the Nissan Qashqai. Compared to the Nissan Juke, the newest Nissan Kicks is going to be better in almost every segment. The Juke has been introduced in 2011 and has become very popular although the opinions about its design are very different, meaning you either like it or not. As well, it is not as practical as expected, so the Company will try to fix it with the new 2019 Nissan Kicks.
The newest Kicks will feature cleaner and more handsome exterior design than the Juke. It is a bit larger then Juke which will directly affect interior space which is going to be roomier too. The cargo is also going to be much improved. Furthermore, the new Kicks will get advanced safety equipment. Its key competitors on the market will be Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Ford EcoSport, and Toyota C-HR.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Nissan Kicks
The new 2019 Nissan Licks might use the same engine which powers the Juke. It is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder unit which is able to develop 125 hp and 115 pound-feet of torque. However, there is also a turbocharged version which adds 63 hp and 62 lb-ft of torque more. On the other hand, for the Chinese market, the carmaker will offer it with a 1.5-liter engine. This one is able to develop 99 horses and 99 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, it is almost certain that the European market will get a diesel version of this engine. All the engines will pair with a continuously variable transmission and the front-wheel drive system will be the only option.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Nissan Kicks will feature similar size with the Nissan Juke except it will be 6.7 inches longer and 0.6 inches taller than the Juke. Visually, the Kicks very much look like a smaller version of the Qashqai and Rogue. The front end will feature the Nissan’s well-known design with V-motion grille and boomerang-shaped headlamps. Compared to the Juke, the new Kicks will have cleaner design although it will get bold lines which will be majorly seen on the hood. The rear end will get more conventional styling with more traditional taillights and square shape. It will be available in two-tone color scheme meaning the roof will be available in black while the body will be offered in white, orange, or red.
The interior of the 2019 Nissan Kicks will be larger than the one in the Juke and the cargo space will be significantly roomier. It will be almost twice larger than the Juke. On the center of the dash, there will be a 7.0-inch color display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The new Nissan will be available in three trim levels including S, SV, and SR. It will arrive with various tech features. And some of them include satellite radio, Bluetooth, heated front seats, power sunroof, cruise control, navigation and so on. The premium Bose audio with eight speakers will be optional.
Release date and price
The new 2019 Nissan Kicks has just been presented to the public. Its price is very reasonable and it starts at $19,000.