Kicks compact crossover features expressive style, personal technology
Aimed at city living consumers, the brand-new Kicks CUV is ready to tackle the intensity of the urban landscape
The brand-new Nissan Kicks, the newest entry in the fast-growing affordable compact crossover market, becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV line-up, which includes the best-selling Rogue and Rogue Sport CUVs. Kicks is the first new Nissan nameplate launched in the last eight years.
As the gateway to Nissan’s adventure-ready sport utility portfolio — joining Rogue Sport, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and Armada — Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for unique styling, roominess, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price.
DRAMATIC, BRAZIL-INSPIRED DESIGN
The new 2018 Kicks presents an expressive sense of style and substance with a wheel-oriented stance and Nissan brand signatures viewed from every angle.
The production Nissan Kicks retains the basic design cues taken from the Kicks Concept — first shown at the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show.
Overseen by Nissan’s Global Design Center in Japan, Nissan Kicks is the result of close collaboration between Nissan Design America, based in San Diego, and Nissan’s Rio de Janeiro satellite studio, Nissan Design America — Rio.
Kicks combines emotion and practicality by blending familiar Nissan design signatures with striking modern themes. Among those established design signatures are Nissan’s V-Motion grille, boomerang headlights and taillights and the “floating roof “with a “wrap-around visor” look to the windscreen and side glass.
In particular, with the wide C-pillar “hidden” with a black finish that blends into the tailgate glass, the “floating roof ” has been exaggerated on the Kicks, giving it a distinctive and eye-catching appeal.
The themes are augmented by a number of dynamic styling features, such as the bold wheel arch fenders and the rising character line on the bodysides that accentuate the car’s crossover stance and inherent strength. MSRP: From $17,990 MPG: 31 city / 36 highway — Nissan