Nissan has introduced the all-new Kicks at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marking the compact SUV’s North American debut. The new Kicks will be Nissan’s sixth member in the company’s SUV and crossover lineup.
For the North American market, the Nissan Kicks will be offered in seven exterior colours, plus five two-tone combinations with black, white or orange roofs.
Inside, the Nissan Kicks gets a centrally-mounted 7.0-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The more expensive Kicks SR Premium Package adds a new Bose Personal Plus sound system with a pair of lightweight 2.5-inch Bose UltraNearfield neodymium speakers located within the Kicks' driver's seat headrest. Optionally, the Nissan Kicks can be fitted with Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM).
Other standard safety equipment include Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB ), seven airbags and RearView Monitor. The Kicks SV and Kicks SR further add Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
For the North American market, the Nissan Kicks is fitted with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that does 125 hp and 155 Nm of torque. The front-wheel drive-only Kicks is offered with an Xtronic CVT exclusively.
"Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be announced closer to its on-sale date in spring 2018, but we are expecting to be among the most competitive in the segment," said Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan Division U.S., Nissan North America, Inc.. "Kicks' unique combination of expressive design, excellent fuel economy, intelligent technology and advanced safety features adds up to one thing – exceptional value."
The Nissan Kicks will be available in US dealerships in June 2018.