Nissan Kicks

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Nissan Kicks
Nissan Kicks 01 China 2018-03-20.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerNissan
Model years2016–present
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV (B)
Body style5-door subcompact SUV
LayoutFF layout
PlatformNissan V platform
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,610 mm (103 in)
Length4,295 mm (169.1 in)
Width1,760 mm (69 in)
Height1,590 mm (63 in)
Curb weight
  • Global: 1,109 kg-1,136 kg (2.444 lb-2649 lb)
  • Chinese: 1,122 kg-1,164 kg (2.473 lb-2566 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorNissan Juke (North America)

The Nissan Kicks (P15) is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Nissan since 2016. Originally unveiled as a concept in 2014, the car was showcased across Brazil during summer 2016 to promote the Summer Olympics, of which Nissan was a lead sponsor.[1]

The Kicks replaces the Nissan Juke in the United States[2][3].

Engine[edit]

The Kicks is equipped with Nissan's HR16DE 1.6L I4 gasoline engine shared with the Versa. This motor generates 125 hp and 115 lb-ft/155 Nm torque. Nissan rates this engine to receive an EPA fuel economy rating of 31 miles per gallon city and 36 miles per gallon highway.

The Chinese version uses Nissan's HR15 1.5L I4 gasoline engine.

Transmission[edit]

The Kicks is offered with either a five-speed manual transmission or Nissan's X-Tronic CVT; the latter being the only option in the U.S. market.

Safety[edit]

IIHS scores[4]
Small overlap front (driver) Good
Small overlap front (passenger) Average
Moderate overlap front Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Front crash prevention Superior
Headlights Average
Child seat anchors (latch) ease of use Good

On August 1, 2018, Mexican automotive magazine Autología took a Fan Edition version of the Kicks on a moose test. Due to a lack of an electronic stability program (ESP) in this particular trim, the Kicks nearly rolled over while performing the test at 65 km/h. A higher-spec model with ESP was also tested, and it managed to keep all four tires on the ground at the same speed but the driver did not feel the car could manage to return to the road, hence failing the test.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Nissan Kicks crossover revealed but no word on UK launch". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  2. ^ Stocksdale, Joel (2014-11-30). "Nissan Kicks is a terrible Juke replacement". Autoblog. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  3. ^ George, Patrick (2014-11-29). "The 2018 Nissan Kicks The Juke Into The Grave As Boring Rules The Day". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  4. ^ "Nissan Kicks". Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  5. ^ "TestTécnico: Nissan Kicks y su alto riesgo de volcadura sin ESP, prueba hecha en México". Autología. 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  6. ^ Oliva, Jacob (2018-08-09). "Here's Why ESP In Nissan Kicks And Other Crossovers Is Important". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2018-09-11.

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