Based on the new Nissan Kicks Concept, the 2017 Nissan Kicks is a newbie in a segment that’s never been more competitive; compact crossovers. This 1st generation crossover from Nissan is perfectly adequate as it boasts a humble design and feasible capabilities. According to the wise words of Nissan VP, Keno Kato, “These new Kicks has been developed to cater mainstream demands, it also reflects values and ethos of Nissan. These new 2017 Kicks offers a best-in-class performance via technological innovation.”
2017 Nissan Kicks – Remarkable Design:
As compared to the concept model, this new 2017 Nissan Kicks has toned down a tad (as concept models are always exaggerated). The biggest highlight of this model’s exterior styling is the “floating” roof and Nissan’s signature V-motion grille. This signature grille is accompanied by boomerang-styled headlights which are recessed to stay inwards to the hood.
There are 2 large air dams on either side of the lower fascia which feature chrome trims and LED daytime running lights. There’s even a minimal skid plate which adds ruggedness. Overall, the front fascia looks muscular as the front fenders are beefed up. Moving on, both front and rear wheel arches protrude from the body which causes the side body to revert inwards. Up top, the roof has a straightforward approach and inclines smoothly rearwards. The rear fascia has also a dramatic styling which is characterized by a sporty bumper and tailgate. Two quad-exhaust tips further add stylistic touch-ups.
The new Nissan Kicks 2017 garners more attention with its intriguing interior cabin. According to Nissan officials, this cabin has a so-called “Gliding Wing” dashboard. This moniker might be a reference to the fact that these dash design resemblances with door panels.
The instrument cluster is totally driver-oriented as it is fully LED lit. This cabin’s center console has also a unique arrangement as the audio and infotainment system have an eccentric layout. However, the seats are plush and offer great convenience with electric features like heating and power reclining. Zooming out, this cabin has a two-tone color theme that characterizes a premium look.
2017 Nissan Kicks – Engine and Fuel Economy:
The new 2017 Nissan Kicks uses a 1.6 L turbocharged engine which is capable enough to produce 188 HP. Another engine option is a 2.5 liter naturally aspirated mill that makes 170 HP and similar amounts of torque. Both of these engines mate with an automatic shifter. As fuel economy of crossovers is in high concern these days, this model benefits from moderate EPA ratings that stay around 23 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on highways and 23 mpg on a combined scale.
2017 Nissan Kicks – Expected Date of Arrival and Price:
Finally, given the astounding design and look of this 2017 Kicks, the Nissan might even look forward to replacing it with Juke. The new model 2017 Nissan Kicks will be released by the end of 2017. To compete against critically acclaimed vehicles like Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax, and also Mazda CX-3, this new Kicks might be put out at a price between $20,000 to $22,000.