Nissan: 2018 Nissan Kicks compress crossover set for open recover – facilities fluent style, personal technology, intelligent safety, fit powertrain and clever value proposition

Posted on 19. Dec, 2017 by in Nissan Canada

  • Aimed during city vital consumers, a code new Kicks crossover is prepared to tackle a energy of a civic landscape
  • Embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility with customary Automatic Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and accessible Intelligent Around View® Monitor1 versed with Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Dynamic opening supposing by sporty 1.6-litre 4-cyinder engine, front-wheel expostulate and manageable cessation
  • In reduction than one year, Nissan has launched dual all-new nameplates back-to-back: Qashqai and Kicks
  • Kicks joins best-selling Rogue and Qashqai CUVs in Nissan’s Canadian showrooms in Jun 2018

The mint Nissan Kicks becomes a newest entrance in a fast-growing affordable compress crossover marketplace when it hits Nissan Canada dealerships in Jun 2018. Kicks also becomes a sixth member of a Nissan crossover and SUV line-up, that has gifted record sales in new years.

As a gateway to Nissan’s adventure-ready competition application choice – fasten Qashqai, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and Armada – Kicks is designed to fit a needs of singles or couples looking for singular styling, roominess, personal technology, intelligent functionality and modernized reserve facilities during an affordable price.

“This rising CUV category is bursting with new entries for a really good reason – a multiple of stretchable application and high value is ideal for active, civic new car buyers,” pronounced Steve Rhind, executive of marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. “Where a new Nissan Kicks stands out is with a confidant style, personal technology, value and approaching glorious fuel economy.”

Dramatic, Brazil-Inspired Design

The new 2018 Kicks presents an fluent clarity of impression and piece with a wheel-oriented position and Nissan code signatures noticed from any angle. The prolongation Nissan Kicks retains a elementary pattern cues taken from a Kicks Concept – initial shown during a 2014 São Paulo Motor Show. Overseen by Nissan’s Global Design Centre in Japan, Nissan Kicks is a outcome of tighten partnership between Nissan Design America (NDA), formed in San Diego, and Nissan’s Rio de Janeiro satellite studio, Nissan Design America – Rio (NDA-R).

Kicks combines tension and practicality by consistent informed Nissan pattern signatures with distinguished complicated themes. Among those determined pattern signatures are Nissan’s V-Motion grille, rebound headlights and taillights and a floating roof with a “wrap-around visor” demeanour to a windscreen and side glass. In particular, with a far-reaching C-pillar “hidden” with a black finish that blends into a tailgate glass, a floating roof has been farfetched on a Kicks, giving it a particular and eye-catching appeal.

These themes are protracted by a series of energetic styling features, such as a confidant circle arch fenders and a rising impression line on a bodysides that intensify a car’s crossover position and fundamental strength. This high waistline contributes to a clarity of certainty and contentment for passengers, generally those in a rear, nonetheless still allows glorious external prominence for all. In addition, a dim reduce physique trim magnifies a physique height, emphasizing a high belligerent clearway and assisting conflict scrapes.

During a pattern routine many courtesy was paid to a car’s altogether aerodynamic performance, not usually to advantage a energetic opening though also a altogether excellence by shortening breeze noise.

Available extraneous facilities embody customary Intelligent Auto Headlight (I-AH) with tractable attraction and timing (including twilight and wiper activation), back wiper and haze lights – along with accessible roof rails, LED low lamp headlights with LED signature accents, exhilarated outward mirrors with integrated spin signals and back roof spoiler.

The 2018 Kicks will be offering in a operation of 5 extraneous colours – and 5 two-tone combinations. Three of a two-tone colour schemes implement a black roof and resisting physique colours (white, orange or red), along with an orange roof/grey physique multiple and a white roof/blue physique combination.

“From a pristine visible standpoint on a street, Kicks is a loyal conduct turner, generally in a confidant two-tone colour combinations,” pronounced Rhind. “Kicks is clearly tangible as partial of a Nissan CUV family, though has a vibrancy and temperament all a own.”

Smart Interior, Personalized Technologies

Inside, a Kicks story is one of peculiarity and unconventional pattern in a cabin full of a innovative facilities approaching by a tech-hungry aim audience. The interior promises plenty newcomer space in a back – notwithstanding a coupe-like roofline – as good as one of a largest bucket areas in a class.

Front chair occupants face Nissan’s complicated and elementary “Gliding Wing” dashboard design, that is dominated by a mainly mounted 7.0-inch full colour arrangement housing a extensive infotainment complement with accessible Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity.

Kicks also offers 3 interface choices for accessing amicable media – NissanConnectSM, Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.

And, for a ultimate audio experience, a Kicks SR Premium Package includes a new exclusive2 Bose® Personal® Plus sound system. Part of a Bose® Small Vehicle Series, it delivers a superior, driver-focused listening knowledge regulating usually 8 speakers and exclusive Bose® vigilance estimate to yield what Bose® calls “360 degrees of immersive sound.” Key to a energetic sound are a span of lightweight 2.5-inch Bose® UltraNearfield™ neodymium speakers located inside a Kicks’ driver’s chair conduct restraint.

The complement also includes compress 6.5-inch Bose® Super65™ speakers in any front door, cross-firing 1.0-inch tweeters in any A-pillar and 5.25-inch wide-range speakers in any back door. A Bose® PersonalSpace Control underline is built into a infotainment system’s audio settings, providing tractable listening options from front-focused sound to a wider, some-more enveloping experience. The complement also includes a digital amplifier with 6 channels of tradition equalization and digital complement processing.

“The thought behind personalized record is to concede drivers to do what they want, where they want,” pronounced Rhind. “For example, they can entrance fuel economy numbers, framework energetic control, radio/playlist information on a scale shade or on a audio display. You confirm what to demeanour during where.”

Among a other on-board technology, Kicks facilities an accessible Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3 versed with Moving Object Detection (MOD, that uses 4 on-board cameras to benefaction a multiple 360-degree bird’s-eye perspective of a Kicks, with split-screen close-ups of a front, back and curb-side views. It also gives a motorist an on-screen heads-up when it detects relocating objects nearby a vehicle. This is class-leading technology3 in this rising Canadian crossover shred and offers a step on a highway to Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

The versatile Kicks interior also offers an jaunty – supposing by a flat-bottom steering wheel, gentle 6-way driver’s seat, 4-way tractable front newcomer chair and 60/40-split fold-down back seat. Heated Prima-Tex™-appointed front seats are accessible with a SR grade. Other accessible interior facilities embody leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, tonneau cover and Automatic Temperature Control.

A Crossover for a City

The clever pattern of Kicks, that helps give drivers a certainty to absolutely navigate a city, is reflected in a stance. The Kicks has a belligerent clearway of 7.0 inches, permitting it to tackle feeble confirmed roads and speed bumps with ease, though carrying an inauspicious outcome on a handling.

Kicks also offers fit wrapping for civic journey use. Kicks simply accommodates 5 passengers comfortably, interjection in partial to a prosaic back building pattern and back headroom and legroom that is identical to that of incomparable crossovers.

“With good belligerent clearance, a high eye point, electric energy steering and tiny branch radius, Kicks is a good messenger to navigate a city with,” total Rhind.

Every 2018 Kicks comes with a customary 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The engine is rated during 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a smooth, fuel-efficient Xtronic transmission, fuel economy3 is approaching during 33 mpg combined. Kicks is offering in front-wheel expostulate only.

Kicks also offers customary Traction Control System (TCS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA), front disc/rear drum Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and electric energy steering with a parsimonious 10.3metres (34.1 foot) branch radius. Kicks SR includes an Integrated Dynamic-Control Module (IDM), featuring Intelligent Active Engine Brake, Active Intelligent Trace Control and Active Ride Control, to assistance yield a aloft spin of pushing enjoyment.

Nimble doing is supposing by a front eccentric strut, stabilizer bar cessation matched with back cessation featuring spin beam, stabilizer bar and twin-tube startle absorbers. Kicks S category comes with 16-inch steel wheels, with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels customary on Kicks SV and SR grades – mounted with 205/60R16 all-season or 205/55R17 all-season tires respectively.

Safety, certainty and motorist preference facilities are clever points for Nissan Kicks. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is customary on all category levels, along with 7 atmosphere bags and RearView Monitor. Kicks SR adds Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). In addition, Kicks SR includes customary Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3 versed with Moving Object Detection (MOD).

Three Well-Equipped, High-Value Models

The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be offering in 3 well-equipped models – Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR. Among a list of customary facilities found on Kicks S are Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), haze lights, back newcomer underseat heater ducts, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 3 USB ports and Intelligent Auto Headlights (I-AH).

Kicks SV includes a prolonged list of additional facilities – Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Nissan Intelligent Key™, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, physique colour exhilarated outward mirrors and outward doorway handles, exhilarated front seats, tonneau cover, Automatic Temperature Control, Easy Fill Tire Alert, 7.0-inch scale display, SiriusXM® satellite radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sole separately) and more.

Kicks SR adds a sporty aptitude with a further of LED low lamp headlights with LED signature accents, , black exhilarated outward mirrors with integrated spin signals, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather change doorknob with chrome accents, Prima-Tex™-appointed seats, , front and back bumpers with physique colour inserts, back roof-mounted spoiler, dim chrome grille accents, Bose® Personal® Plus sound system, Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3 versed with Moving Object Detection (MOD), Remote Engine Start3 and more.

“Pricing for a 2018 Nissan Kicks will be announced closer to a on-sale date in open 2018, though we are awaiting to be among a many rival in a segment,” pronounced Rhind. “Kick’s singular multiple of fluent design, glorious fuel economy, intelligent record and modernized reserve facilities adds adult to one thing – well-developed value.”


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2 AIAMC segmentation. Available feature. 2018 Kicks vs. latest in-market competitors in underling compress SUV class. Based on manufacturers’ websites.

3 Fuel economy formed on targeted 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 Kicks FWD models – EPA information not accessible during time of publication. Anticipated fuel economy 33 mpg combined. Estimate formed on Nissan inner contrast results, theme to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage might change with pushing conditions – use for comparison only. Canadian fuel economy will be disclosed during a after date.


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