Nissan Kicks to start at $17,998


The all-new Nissan Kicks will start at $17,998 when it hits dealerships in June.

The newest entry in the compact crossover market, Kicks becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV lineup as the automaker continues to subdivide the popular vehicle segment.

“The new Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for expressive styling, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price starting under $18,000,” said Scott Pak, senior manager of product planning at Nissan Canada.

It will come in three front-wheel drive models – Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR.

Each is equipped with a standard 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The engine delivers 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a Xtronic transmission, highway fuel economy is rated at 6.6 litre/100km.

Kicks S will start at $17,998; Kicks SV at $20,898; and Kicks SR at $22,798. Freight and PDI are $1,795.

The model will come with five available exterior colours plus five two-tone combinations.

Three of the two-tone colour schemes utilize a black roof and contrasting body colours (white, orange or red), along with the orange roof with gun metallic body and the white roof with blue body.

Inside is a seven-inch colour display housing a comprehensive infotainment system with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Safety, security and driver convenience features are strong points for Nissan Kicks as Intelligent Emergency Braking is standard on all grade levels, along with seven air bags and RearView Monitor. Intelligent Around View Monitor is extra.

Kicks SR adds Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

“We’re making Intelligent Emergency Braking standard across all grades of our best-selling models, including Rogue, Qashqai and now Kicks. It’s part of our comprehensive vision for helping reduce fatalities known as Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” said Scott Pak.