11/30/2017

Nissan Brings the Kicks

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Recognizing the burgeoning phenomenon of the CUV craze that is characteristic of the market (and this is global, not just in the U.S.), Nissan has announced the development of what—as of next Spring—will become the sixth vehicle in its crossover/SUV lineup (in addition to the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Pathfinder, and Armada), the entry-level, five-passenger Kicks.

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Recognizing the burgeoning phenomenon of the CUV craze that is characteristic of the market (and this is global, not just in the U.S.), Nissan has announced the development of what—as of next Spring—will become the sixth vehicle in its crossover/SUV lineup (in addition to the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Pathfinder, and Armada), the entry-level, five-passenger Kicks.

2018 Nissan Kicks

The vehicle is the outcome of a concept shown at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show.

The design worked its way through three studios: Nissan Design America (NDA; San Diego), NDA-Rio (Rio de Janeiro) and the main Japan-based Nissan Global Design enter.

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2018 Nissan Kicks

Among the key design cues that keep the Kicks as part of the family are:

  • V-motion grille

  • Boomerang head and tail lights

  • Floating roof

  • Wide C-pillar with black finish that wraps to the backlight

  • Large wheel arches

  • High waistline

  • Rising character line

  • Gullwing dashboard design

Cost?

At this point, according to Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing Operations, Nissan Div. U.S., Nissan North America, “Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be announced closer to its on-sale date in spring 2018, but we are expecting to be among the most competitive in the segment.”

2018 Nissan Kicks


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