2018 Nissan Kicks Released!



2018 Nissan Kicks compact crossover set for spring release – features expressive style, personal technology, intelligent safety, efficient powertrain and strong value positioning


  • Aimed at city living consumers, the brand new Kicks CUV is ready to tackle the intensity of the urban landscape
  • Embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility with standard Automatic Emergency Braking and available Intelligent Around View® Monitor, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Dynamic performance provided by sporty 1.6-liter 4-cyinder engine, front-wheel drive and responsive suspension, while delivering best-in-class1 fuel economy
  • Only vehicle in its segment2 to offer standard Automatic Emergency Braking for under $18,000 MSRP3

The brand-new Nissan Kicks, the newest entry in the fast-growing affordable compact crossover market, becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV line-up, which includes the best-selling Rogue and Rogue Sport CUVs. Kicks is the first new Nissan nameplate launched in the last eight years.
As the gateway to Nissan's adventure-ready sport utility portfolio – joining Rogue Sport, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and Armada – Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for unique styling, roominess, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price.
"This emerging CUV class is exploding with new entries for a very good reason – the combination of flexible utility and high value is ideal for active, urban new vehicle buyers," said Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan Division U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. "Where the new Nissan Kicks stands out is with its bold style, personal technology, value and fuel economy4 of 33-mpg combined."
Dramatic, Brazil-Inspired Design
The new 2018 Kicks presents an expressive sense of style and substance with a wheel-oriented stance and Nissan brand signatures viewed from every angle. The production Nissan Kicks retains the basic design cues taken from the Kicks Concept – first shown at the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show. Overseen by Nissan's Global Design Center in Japan, Nissan Kicks is the result of close collaboration between Nissan Design America (NDA), based in San Diego, and Nissan's Rio de Janeiro satellite studio, Nissan Design America – Rio (NDA-R).
Kicks combines emotion and practicality by blending familiar Nissan design signatures with striking modern themes. Among those established design signatures are Nissan's V-Motion grille, boomerang headlights and taillights and the "floating roof "with a "wrap-around visor" look to the windscreen and side glass. In particular, with the wide C-pillar "hidden" with a black finish that blends into the tailgate glass, the "floating roof" has been exaggerated on the Kicks, giving it a distinctive and eye-catching appeal.
These themes are augmented by a number of dynamic styling features, such as the bold wheel arch fenders and the rising character line on the bodysides that accentuate the car's crossover stance and inherent strength. This high waistline contributes to a sense of security and well-being for passengers, especially those in the rear, yet still allows excellent outward visibility for all. In addition, the dark lower body trim magnifies the body height, emphasizing the high ground clearance and helping resist scrapes.
During the design process much attention was paid to the car's overall aerodynamic performance, not only to benefit its dynamic performance but also its overall refinement by reducing wind noise.
Available exterior features include standard Intelligent Auto Headlight (I-AH) with adjustable sensitivity and timing (including twilight and wiper activation), rear wiper and roof rails – along with available LED low beam headlights with LED signature accents, fog lights, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and rear roof spoiler.
The 2018 Kicks is offered in a range of seven exterior colors – plus five two-tone combinations. Three of the two-tone color schemes utilize a black roof and contrasting body colors (white, orange or red), along with an orange roof/grey body combination and a white roof/blue body combination.
"From a pure visual standpoint on the street, Kicks is a true head turner, especially in the bold two-tone color combinations," said Mohnke. "Kicks is clearly recognizable as part of the Nissan CUV family, but has a vibrancy and identity all its own."
Smart Interior, Personalized Technologies
Inside, the Kicks story is one of quality and futuristic design in a cabin full of the innovative features expected by its tech-hungry target audience. The interior provides ample passenger space throughout the cabin, including best-in-class5 front seat legroom. Cargo space behind the 2nd row is larger than four key competitors6. Kicks also offers an EPA-rated 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, and has an additional non-EPA rated 21.8 cu/ft of cargo space in the trunk well, enabling Kicks to offer a total 53.1 cu/ft of usable cargo space.
Kick's modern and simple "Gliding Wing" instrument panel design is dominated by a centrally mounted 7.0-inch full color display housing a comprehensive infotainment system. Kicks offers three interface choices – NissanConnectSM, Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™7.
"The idea behind personalized technology is to allow drivers to do what they want, where they want," said Mohnke. "For example, they can access mpg numbers, chassis dynamic control, radio/playlist information on the meter screen or on the audio display. You decide what to look at where7."
And, for the ultimate audio experience, the Kicks SR Premium Package includes the new class-exclusive8Bose® Personal® Plus sound system. Part of the Bose® Small Vehicle Series, it delivers a superior, driver-focused listening experience using just eight speakers and proprietary Bose® signal processing to provide what Bose® calls "360 degrees of immersive sound." Key to its dynamic sound are a pair of lightweight 2.5-inch Bose® UltraNearfield™ neodymium speakers located inside the Kicks' driver's seat head restraint.
The system also includes compact 6.5-inch Bose® Super65™ speakers in each front door, cross-firing 1.0-inch tweeters in each A-pillar and 5.25-inch wide-range speakers in each rear door. A Bose® PersonalSpace Control feature is built into the infotainment system's audio settings, providing adjustable listening options from front-focused sound to a wider, more enveloping experience. The system also includes a digital amplifier with six channels of custom equalization and digital system processing.
Among the other on-board technology, Kicks features an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)9, which uses four on-board cameras to present a virtual composite 360-degree bird's-eye view of the Kicks, with split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb-side views. It also gives the driver an on-screen heads-up when it detects moving objects near the vehicle. This is class-leading technology5 in this emerging U.S. CUV segment and offers a step on the road to Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
The versatile Kicks interior also offers a sporting flavor – provided by a flat-bottom steering wheel, comfortable 6-way driver's seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat and 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. Heated Prima-Tex™-appointed front seats are available with the SR Premium Package. Other available interior features include leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, tonneau cover and Automatic Temperature Control.
A Crossover for the City
The robust design of Kicks, which helps give drivers the confidence to comfortably navigate the city, is reflected in its stance. The Kicks has a ground clearance of 7.0 inches, allowing it to tackle poorly maintained roads and speed bumps with ease, without having an adverse effect on the handling.
Kicks also offers efficient packaging for urban adventure use. The rear hatch opens high enough for a six-foot tall person to access the cargo area without having to duck. Kicks easily accommodates five passengers comfortably, thanks in part to the flat rear floor design and rear headroom and legroom that is similar to that of larger crossovers.
"With good ground clearance, a high eye point, electric power steering and small turning radius, Kicks is a great companion to navigate the city with," added Mohnke.
Every 2018 Kicks comes with a standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The engine is rated at 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a smooth, fuel-efficient Xtronic transmission, fuel economy1 is rated as best-in-class5 in all three segments: 31 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined. Kicks is offered in front-wheel drive only.
Kicks also offers standard Traction Control System (TCS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA), front disc/rear drum Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and electric power steering with a tight 34.1 foot turning radius. Kicks SR includes an Integrated Dynamic-Control Module (IDM), featuring Active Engine Brake, Active Trace Control and Active Ride Control, to help provide a higher level of driving enjoyment.
Nimble handling is provided by a front independent strut, stabilizer bar suspension matched with rear suspension featuring twist beam and twin-tube shock absorbers. Kicks S grade comes with 16-inch steel wheels, with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels standard on Kicks SV and SR grades – mounted with 205/60R16 all-season or 205/55R17 all-season tires respectively.
Safety, security and driver convenience features are strong points for Nissan Kicks. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) is standard on all grade levels, along with seven air bags and RearView Monitor. Kicks SV and Kicks SR add Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. In addition, Kicks SR includes standard Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)9.
Three Well-Equipped, High-Value Models
The 2018 Nissan Kicks is available in three well-equipped models – Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR. Among the list of standard features found on Kicks S are Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, three USB ports, keyless entry, push button start, roof rails and Intelligent Auto Headlights (I-AH).
Kicks SV includes a long list of additional features – Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Nissan Intelligent Key™, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, body color heated outside mirrors and outside door handles, tonneau cover, Automatic Temperature Control, Easy Fill Tire Alert, 7.0-inch Advanced Driver Alert Display, SiriusXM® satellite radio (SiriusXM®subscription required, sold separately), Remote Engine Start10 and more.
Kicks SR adds a sporty flair with the addition of LED low beam headlights with LED signature accents, fog lights, black heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather shift knob, SR seat fabric with interior trim and accents, front and rear bumpers with body color inserts, rear roof-mounted spoiler, dark chrome grille accents, Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)8 and more.
"Kick's unique combination of expressive design, excellent fuel economy, advanced technology and intelligent safety features adds up to one thing – exceptional value," concluded Mohnke.

2018 Nissan Kicks Specifications

Engine 
Name
HR16DE
Cam design
DOHC
Orientation
Transverse
Cylinders / configuration
4-cylinder / inline
Block / head composition
Aluminum / aluminum
Displacement (liters)
1.6 (1,958 cc)
Horsepower
125 @ 5,800 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)
115 @ 4,000 rpm
Bore & stroke (mm)
78.0 x 83.6
Compression ratio (:1)
9.8
Spark plugs
Platinum-tipped
Maximum engine speed
6,500 rpm
Valvetrain
4 valves per cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS)
Induction system
Naturally aspirated
Engine mounts
2 solid, 1 liquid-filled
Recommended fuel
Regular unleaded
Emissions certification level
Tier 2-Bin 5 / LEV2-LEV (CARB)
Exhaust
Single system with main and secondary mufflers

Electrical 
Ignition system
Electronic (direct)
Alternator
120A
Battery
12 volt

Transmission and Drive System
Drive configuration
Front engine FWD
Transmission type
Xtronic
Gear ratios (:1)
Reverse
4.006 – 0.458
3771:1
Final drive ratio (:1)
3.927:1
Hill Start Assist
S

Brakes
Front Type
Rotor size (diameter x thickness) (in.)
Vented disc
10.16 x 0.87
Rear Type
Rotor size (diameter) (in.)
Drum
8.0
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
S
Brake Assist (BA)
S
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Number of wheels/channels/sensors
S
4/4/4
Parking brake Location
Hand brake, center console

Steering
S

SV

SR

Type
Electric power-assisted
Power-assisted
S (Vehicle-speed variable assist)
Overall ratio (:1)
16.8
Turns (lock-to-lock)
3.08
Turning diameter – curb-to-curb (feet)
34.1
Steering wheel
Manual tilt
S
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
-
-
S
Audio switches
S
Bluetooth® HFP switches
S

Suspension
Front
Stabilizer bar (22 mm)
Independent strut w/ coil springs
S
Rear
Twist beam
Twin-tube shocks
S

Body / Chassis
Type
Unibody
Materials (primary)
Corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel
Exterior
Wheels & Tires
S

SV

SR

6 x 16-inch steel wheels with covers
S
-
-
6.5 x 17-inch aluminum-alloy
-
S
S
Tires

205/60R16 all-season
S
-
-
205/55R17 all-season
-
S
S
Temporary spare tire
T125/90D15
Location: Under cargo area floor
S

Tire Pressure Monitoring System
S (direct sensor type)
Easy Fill Tire Alert
S

Exterior Features

S

SV

SR

Outside mirrors
Type
Manual folding
Resin
Body color
High gloss black
S
S
-
-
S
-
S
O
S
-
-
S
Heated
-
S
S
Bumpers, front and rear 
Black
Body-color inserts

S
-

S
-

-
S
Front and rear door handles
Black
Body color
S
-
-
S
-
S
Grille
Chrome
Dark satin chrome
S
-
S
-
-
S
Windshield
Green-tinted + UV cut
S
Front door windows
Green-tinted + UV cut
Wipers
Front variable intermittent
Rear liftgate glass – fixed w/rear wiper
link and wash

S
S
Rear spoiler
-
-
S
Roof rails
S

Lights
S

SV

SR

Headlights
Type
Halogen low beam
Halogen high beam
LED low beam
S
S
-
S
S
-
-
S
S
Intelligent Auto Headlights (I-AH)
S
Front fog lights
-
-
S
Center high-mounted stop light
S
Outside mirror-mounted LED turn signals
-
-
S
Interior
SeatingS

SV

SR

Capacity
5-passenger
S
Materials
Cloth
Prima-Tex leather-appointed
S
-
S
-
S
O
Front seats
Type
Bucket
Heated driver and passenger front seats
-
-
O
Driver's seat
6-way manual adjustable
Attached armrest
S
S
S
S
S
S
Front passenger seat
4-way manual
S
2nd row seat
60/40 split fold-down
S

Audio, Navigation and Connectivity
S

SV

SR

Head unit and speakers
AM/FM/CD w/ 6 speakers, USB/aux. input, satellite radio, Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity, 7.0-inch color touchscreen display
S
S
S
Bose® Personal AM/FM/CD w/ 8 speakers, USB/aux. input, satellite radio, Bluetooth®, smartphone connectivity, 7.0-inch display
-
-
O
NissanConnectSM featuring Apple CarPlay™ amd Android Auto™
-
S
S
USB Connectivity (iPod® compatible)
S
MP3 capability
S
Radio Data System (RDS)
S
Speed-Sensitive Volume control (SSV)
-
S
S
Steering wheel audio controls
S
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
S
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately)
-
S
S
Satellite radio antenna
-
S
S
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
S
Siri® Eyes Free
S

Instrumentation
Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges
S
Meters/Gauges
Speedometer
Tachometer
Coolant temperature
Fuel level

Analog
Analog on S, digital on SV/SR
Digital
Digital

Comfort & Convenience Features
S

SV

SR

12-volt outlet
Front center stack
S
Assist grips
Front – fixed
Rear – fixed
2
2
Inside rearview mirror
Manual dimming
S
RearView Monitor
S
S
-
Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)
-
-
S
Double map lights
S
Driver's and front passenger sunvisors w/vanity mirror
S
-
-
Driver's and front passenger sliding sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirror
-
S
S
Power windows – one-touch up/down driver and passenger side front with auto-reverse function
S
Power door locks w/selective unlocking and anti-lockout feature, auto-locking system
S
Cruise control w/steering wheel-mounted controls
S
Remote keyless entry system
S
Front seat center console
S
Cupholders (4)
S
Bottleholders – doors (4)
S
Air conditioning/heater – manual temperature control
S
-
-
Automatic temperature control (ATC)
-
S
S
Drive computer w/mpg, distance to empty, average speed, elapsed time, outside temp, TPMS
S
-
-
7.0-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display w/mpg, distance to empty, average speed, elapsed time, outside temp, TPMS
-
S
S
Nissan Intelligent KeyTM with Push Button Start
-
S
S
Tonneau cover
-
S
S
Cargo area courtesy light
S
Cargo area carpeting
S
Safety and Security
Passenger Restraint Systems
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
S
Front seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
S
Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
S
Driver knee supplemental air bag
S
Outboard seat belts
Front




Rear
3-point (ALR/ELR for passenger, ELR for driver)
3-point ALR/ELR
Center seat belts
Rear
3-point ALR/ELR
Power window lockout button
S
Child restraint upper tether anchors
S
LATCH system
S
Child safety rear door locks
S
Passive Safety
Zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Energy-absorbing steering column
Hood buckling creases and safety stops
Body side reinforcements
Shift interlock system
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Traction Control System (TCS)
S

Safety, Security and Driving Aids
S
SV
SR
Tamper proof door lock key cylinder
Vehicle Security System (VSS)
Immobilizer
S
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
S
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
-
S
S
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
-
S
S
Dimensions
Exterior (inches) 
Wheelbase
103.1
Overall length
169.1
Overall width
69.3
Overall height
62.4
Track width
Front / rear
59.8 / 60.4
Minimum ground clearance
7.0
Coefficient of (Cd)
0.344
0.334
0.334
Step-in height (front/rear)
15.4 / 15.8
Angle of approach (degrees)
19.0 – S; 19.5 – SV, SR
Angle of departure (degrees)
31.7
Ramp angle (degrees)
17.7

Interior (inches)
Front
2nd row
Head room
40.7
38.5
Leg room
43.7
33.2
Hip room
50.9
49.1
Shoulder room
53.0
53.2

Weights

S
SV
SR
Curb (pounds)
Front
Rear
Total
1,607
1.032
2,639
1,614
1,040
2,654
1,629
1,043
2,672
Weight dist. (%)
F/R
60.9/39.1
GVWR (pounds)
3,583

Capacities
Fuel tank (gallons)
10.8
Engine oil (quarts)
4.5
Engine coolant (quarts)
6.95

Volume (cubic feet) 
Passenger compartment 
1st row
2nd row

54.6
39.3
Cargo
2nd row seat upright
2nd row seat folded
25.3
53.1
Total
119.2

Projected Fuel Economy 
(Actual mileage may vary)
City
31
Highway
36
Combined
33
Classification
5-door hatchback

Packages/Options

SR


SR Premium Package: Bose® Audio with amplifier, 8 speakers (including driver's headrest), Prima-Tex appointed seats, heated front seats, security system
O

– Standard O – Option
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