Nissan welcomed its New Year’s baby with a bang this year. The 2018 Nissan Kicks debuted on the scene at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show to elated gasps and swoons, the latest newcomer to the rapidly expanding field of affordable compact crossovers. Becoming the sixth member of an already formidable crossover and SUV lineup, the 2018 Nissan Kicks is exceptionally well-suited to its role as a gateway vehicle to the already impressive roster of adventure-ready Nissan-manufactured sport-utility vehicles. Designed especially to satisfy the demands of singles and couples looking for intelligent handling, expressive compact design, and advanced safety features, the Kicks’ June 2018 arrival in Canada is expected to kick up quite the fuss. So, what can you expect from the newest addition to the Nissan family? We’ll not keep you in suspense any longer; read on to learn about the exciting new features included and available on the 2018 Nissan Kicks.
Boldness realized outside…
The new 2018 Kicks combines emotion and practicality that results in a truly fresh experience for today’s driver. Featuring a high crossover stance replete with Nissan design the signatures you know and love (including a V-Motion grille, boomerang headlights and taillights, and “wrap-around visor” floating roof), the Kicks is a true looker that’s sure to bring an element of heightened style and finesse to Canadian roads. Available exterior features include standard Intelligent Auto Headlights (I-AH), fog lights and available LED low beam headlights with LED signature accents and contribute to the marking the 2018 Kicks not only as part of the Nissan CUV family, but as a stand-alone vehicle imbued with striking individual style and originality of design.
Quality design and futuristic innovation pervade the inside of Nissan’s most recent progeny, too. In serious pursuit of the young, tech-hungry millennial drivers, the 2018 Nissan Kicks features a cabin filled with the latest advances in driving, comfort and on-the-road entertainment. Kicks’ interior is set apart by a simple, driver-oriented “Gliding Wing” dashboard design dominated by a centrally mounted 7.0-inch full colour display that houses a comprehensive infotainment system with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Kicks SR provides the ultimate experience in car audio, featuring the new class-exclusive2 Bose Personal Plus sound system supported by lightweight 2.5-inch Bose UltraNearfield neodymium speakers set inside driver’s seat headrest. Kicks also features an available Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) equipped with Moving Object Detection (MOD) to maximize driver control and safety on roads and in parking lots.
The 2018 Nissan Kicks: A car that keeps up
Kicks is available in front-wheel drive, exclusively. Powered by a standard 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), the 2018 Kicks at delivers an impressive 125 HP and 115 lb-ft of torque, combined with a smooth, fuel-efficient Xtronic transmission. Clearly capable of keeping pace on Canada’s highways, the Kicks’ excellent ground clearance, a high eye point, electric power steering and small turning radius make it an exceptional urban companion with which to navigate city streets.
Save the date
As painful as waiting is, you’ll have to bide your time until the Kicks becomes available in Canada, June 2018. Of course, until then, its always smart to stay up to date on the latest Nissan news and Kicks-related sneak-peek opportunities by visiting our blog. When the time finally does come to share Kicks with Canada, know that the professional team at Oakville Nissan is standing by, ready to introduce the two of you!