Nissan announced the all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks, which goes on sale later this spring at Nissan U.S. dealerships nationwide will be tagged with a US$ 17,990 starting price.
The newest entry in the fast-growing affordable compact crossover market, the Kicks becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV line-up – which has experienced record sales in recent years.
“The new Kicks is designed 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 under US$ 18,000,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc.
The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be offered in three well-equipped front-wheel-drive models: Kicks S, with a US$ 17,990 price tag; Kicks SV FWD, which is US$ 19,690 and the Kicks SR for US$ 20,290.
Each unit is equipped with a standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The engine is rated at 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. Aided by a smooth Xtronic transmission, the Kicks fuel economy is rated at 33 mpg combined.
The 2018 Kicks will be offered in a range of seven exterior colors – plus five two-tone combinations. Three of the two-tone color schemes utilize a black roof and contrasting body colors (white, orange or red), along with one each orange roof/grey body and white roof/blue body.
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) is standard on all grade levels, along with seven air bags and RearView Monitor. Kicks SV and Kicks SR add Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The Nissan Kicks is built at the A1 Nissan Aguascalientes plant, one of three assembly facilities the Japanese automaker operates in the state.