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

  • Aimed during city vital consumers, a code new Kicks CUV is prepared to tackle a energy of a civic landscape
  • Embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility with customary Automatic Emergency Braking and accessible Intelligent Around View® Monitor
  • Dynamic opening supposing by sporty 1.6-liter 4-cyinder engine, front-wheel expostulate and manageable cessation
  • First new Nissan nameplate launched in final 8 years, Kicks joins best-selling Rogue and Rogue Sport CUVs in Nissan’s U.S. showrooms in Jun 2018

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

As a gateway to Nissan’s adventure-ready sport-utility portfolio – fasten Rogue Sport, 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 Dan Mohnke, comparison clamp president, Sales Marketing and Operations, Nissan Division U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. “Where a new Nissan Kicks stands out is with a confidant style, personal technology, value and approaching fuel economy1 of 33-mpg combined.”

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 Center 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 roof rails – along with accessible LED low-beam headlights with LED signature accents, haze lights, exhilarated outward mirrors with integrated spin signals and back roof spoiler.

The 2018 Kicks will be offering in a operation of 7 extraneous colors – and 5 two-tone combinations. Three of a two-tone tone schemes implement a black roof and resisting physique colors (white, orange or red). Also offered: an orange roof with gray body, 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 tone combinations,” pronounced Mohnke. “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 tone arrangement housing a extensive infotainment complement with accessible Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity.

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

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 class-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.

Among a other on-board technology, Kicks facilities an accessible Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3, 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 U.S. CUV shred and offers a step on a highway to Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

The versatile Kicks interior also offers a sporting season – 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 Premium Package. 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. The back induce opens high adequate for a six-foot high chairman to entrance a load area though carrying to duck. 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 Mohnke.

Every 2018 Kicks comes with a customary 1.6-liter 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. Aided by a well-spoken and fit Xtronic transmission, a Kicks has fuel economy1 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 34.1-foot branch radius. Kicks SR includes an Integrated Dynamic-Control Module (IDM), featuring Active Engine Brake, Active Trace Control and Active Ride Control, to assistance yield a aloft spin of pushing enjoyment.

Nimble doing is supposing by a strut front cessation with stabilizer bar, matched by a twist-beam back with stabilizer bar and twin-tube startle absorbers. Kicks S class comes with 16-inch steel wheels. The Kicks SV and SR grades have 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels 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 class levels, along with 7 atmosphere bags and RearView Monitor. Kicks SV and Kicks SR supplement Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. In addition, Kicks SR includes customary Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3.

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), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 3 USB ports, roof rails and Intelligent Auto Headlights (I-AH).

Kicks SV includes a prolonged list of additional facilities – Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Nissan Intelligent Key™, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, physique tone exhilarated outward mirrors and outward doorway handles, back newcomer underseat heater ducts, tonneau cover, Automatic Temperature Control, Easy Fill Tire Alert, 7.0-inch scale display, SiriusXM® satellite radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sole separately), Remote Engine Start5 and more.

Kicks SR adds a sporty aptitude with a further of LED low-beam headlights with LED signature accents, haze lights, black exhilarated outward mirrors with integrated spin signals, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather change doorknob with chrome accents, SR chair fabric with interior trim and accents, front and back bumpers with physique tone inserts, back roof-mounted spoiler, dim chrome grille accents, Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3 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 Mohnke. “Kicks’ singular multiple of fluent design, glorious fuel economy, intelligent record and modernized reserve facilities adds adult to one thing – well-developed value.”

About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online during www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or revisit a U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2016, a association sole 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets a world’s best-selling all-electric car in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a tellurian workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault underneath a Renault-Nissan Alliance given 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors, that became a third member of a Alliance – a organisation with total annual sales of roughly 10 million units a year.

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  1. 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.
  2. AutoPacific segmentation. Available feature. 2018 Kicks vs. latest in-market competitors in XSUV Compact Class. Based on manufacturers’ websites.
  3. I-AVM can't totally discharge blind spots and might not detect any object. MOD operates during car speeds next 5 mph. Always check vicinity and spin to demeanour behind we before relocating vehicle.
  4. 2018 Kicks SR vs. latest in-market competitors in a XSUV Compact Class. Available feature. Cannot totally discharge blind spots. May not detect any object. Operates during vehicles speeds next 5 mph. Always check vicinity and spin to demeanour behind we before relocating vehicle. I-AVM includes Moving Object Detection. Based on manufacturer’s website. 
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