New Nissan Kicks Compact Crossover Expected to Be Available By June 2018

By Product Expert | Posted in New Vehicles, Nissan Kicks on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 5:04 pm
overhead view of 2018 Nissan Kicks with orange roof in empty parking lot

2018 Nissan Kicks US Release Date and Specs 

The current Nissan lineup has had a long and successful run, but now, it’s time for a change. Don’t worry, we aren’t talking about shaking up the entire lineup and destroying your favorite Nissan models. Instead, we’re talking about a new addition to the lineup. It’s the 2018 Nissan Kicks, a compact crossover that already has drivers buzzing and anticipating its US release date. Allow us to share some of the specs and features you can expect. 

When Will the Nissan Kicks Go On Sale? 

Before we dig into some of the finer details from the Kicks, we’ll answer the question everyone has on their mind. When will the Nissan Kicks go on sale and when will we be able to get behind the wheel? Believe us… we can’t wait either. 

Thankfully, the wait won’t be long. The 2018 Nissan Kicks is expected to release in the United States this upcoming spring. More specifically, you can likely expect to see it available for a test drive as early as June 2018. 

side profile view of white 2018 Nissan Kicks driving down a road


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High Tech Crossover Features With the 2018 Kicks 

vehicle headrest with speaker mounted on the side and blue lines signifying audio outputThe Kicks is the first new nameplate launched by Nissan in the last 8 years, so we know you are probably expecting some of the upgrades in tech to be huge. We can promise that they definitely are. 

Inside, the Kicks offers the latest for entertainment with a 7-inch color display that makes smartphone connectivity on the go easier than ever thanks to available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For your music, there is a Kicks SR Premium Package that adds the Bose® Personal® Plus sound system to generate an immersive sound experience focused around the driver. The real “kicker,” however, is the system’s 2.5-inch neodymium speaker mounted inside the driver’s seat head restraint. 

Other high tech equipment includes the Intelligent Around View® Monitor, or I-AVM. By utilizing four cameras, one mounted on each side of the vehicle, the system is able to generate a composite image that provides the driver with a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the vehicle’s surroundings. The camera system can also provide close-up views of certain sides of the vehicle when needed. This makes parking in tight spaces a breeze and adds some peace of mind when dealing with pesky blind spots. 

2018 Nissan Kicks Performance Specs 

side by side images with a view of black leather seats on the left and a view of a Nissan steering wheel on the rightNot all compact crossovers are made to be thrilling, but Nissan seems to have taken the same philosophy as the Juke and engineered the Kicks to be a blast. It all starts with the vehicle’s 1.6-liter engine that pumps out 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. This may not seem like a lot for a crossover, but keep in mind that the Kicks falls in the compact crossover segment, making it smaller and more lightweight than what you may have in mind for a typical SUV. There should be plenty of zippy power available to enjoy. 

Better yet, by not going too crazy with the power output on this engine, and combining the vehicle’s lightweight, the Kicks is expected to be able to achieve up to 33 mpg combined. It’s hard to beat that for a crossover. 

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There is so much more we would love to share with you, so if you can’t wait until the 2018 Nissan Kicks’ US release date in June 2018, feel free to contact us to learn more about the model’s specs and features. We can’t wait to help you get behind the wheel. 

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2 Responses to “New Nissan Kicks Compact Crossover Expected to Be Available By June 2018”

  1. Pat says:

    Anxious to drive the new Kicks

  2. Nissan says:

    Nissan Kicks compact crossover.Great article.

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