The new 2021 Nissan Kicks is ready to kick some SUVs in the same category. The first edition of this subcompact crossover was introduced in 2018, and in that time, it replaced wild-styled Nissan Juke.
Since its arrival, the Kicks had been refreshed last year and we can expect that the upcoming 2021 Kicks hit showrooms as a carryover model. With that, we mean that the new 2021 Nissan Kicks will retain its old shape and dimension. Like before, this model will maintain to be offered with two rows of seats and a roomy cabin.
2021 Nissan Kicks Exterior Upgrades
As a carryover, the upcoming 2021 Nissan Kicks will come with the same shape and dimension. Basically, according to some rumors, most of the refreshes will happen on the front. So, the new model will get a restyled headlight, more sporty bumper, forward-raked rear hatch, lower body cladding, and more.
Security will be improved as well. As you may have already known, last year’s model has been on the list of IIHS Top Safety Pick. Even the base model provides excellent safety thanks to automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, high-beam assists, automatic rear braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.
The small subcompact 2021 Nissan Kicks will come with a refreshed cabin and more standard equipment. As before, this crossover will be high arranged inside. There will be more upscale materials and the manufacturer will use more techs. Besides that, the new 2021 Nissan Kicks offers two rows of seats and enough space for five occupants.
On top of that, the cabin is bright and is driver-oriented. The first impression is positive, and this small SUV comes with the flat-bottom steering wheel, bold contrast stitching, a clean HVAC interface, circular air vents, and more. Also, as a standard feature, Kicks include a great 7-inch touchscreen, many USB ports, cloth upholstery, audio system with six-speaker, Bluetooth audio streaming, and more.
2021 Nissan Kicks Powertrain
Under the hood, this small crossover will continue to offers the same powertrains as the current one. However, from some rumors, we can expect some improvements and maybe even more horses. Definitively, this powertrain will be more fuel-efficient.
The current SUV comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that is capable of delivering 122 horses and 114 pound-feet of torque to a continuously variable transmission. On top of that, there are rumors that the manufacturer will finally add an all-wheel-drive system optionally. Moreover, the front-wheel-drive will remain to be standard.
Cost and Arrival
At this moment, there is no word about the release date of 2021 Nissan Kicks. However, based on the previous release schedules, we can expect a redesigned version to arrive later this year.
Pricing is also unavailable. According to the latest news and minor changes that host the new Kicks, the MSRP will be definitively below 20k, with destination fees included. This subcompact crossover will continue its battle with models such as Honda HR-V, Ford EcoSport, and Toyota C-HR.