The brand specifically noted city dwellers as a target consumer for the 2018 Kicks. There are seven different exterior colors and five two-tone schemes on offer, three of which utilize a black roof and contrasting body colors (white, orange, or red). With an Xtronic transmission, the front-wheel drive Kicks is expected to achieve a fuel economy rating of 33 mpg combined. Despite its small packaging and design, the rear hatch opens tall enough for a 6-foot person to reach into the cargo area without ducking under the hatch. The 2018 Kicks also features unique wheel arches, boomerang headlights and taillights, and a "floating" roof for a "wrap-around visor" look.
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Inside, the 2018 Kicks provides room for four passengers, though it's smaller by three inches bumper-to-bumper compared to the Rogue Sport. At the center of the "Gilded Wing" dashboard is a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Powering the 2018 Kicks is a 1.6-liter I-4 with 125 hp and 115 lb-ft of torque paired exclusively to a CVT. The Nissan Kicks went on sale last year in certain markets outside the USA, and it'll finally coming to a dealership near you in June of next year (assuming you live in America).
Safety is paramount on the Kicks, with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) coming standard, and additional active safety features included as you move from Kicks S up to Kicks SV and Kicks SR trims.