The new 2020 Nissan Kicks is announced to be presented later this year and in terms of redesign, we anticipate some small upgrades. So, the new Kicks will return with the same engine is its forerunner while the exterior and interior styling will be slightly revised. Some new tech features are also expect this time.
Powertrain and performance of the 2020 Nissan Kicks
On the engine front, the 2020 Nissan Kicks will return with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and that is the one single option for all the trim levels. This powertrain is capable of producing 122 horses and 114 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a continuously variable transmission and the front-wheel drive system is the only choice. So, once again the all-wheel drive layout won’t be available. Speaking of the fuel economy, the Nissan Kicks is well rated and it will get 31 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 33 mpg combined.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Nissan Kicks
Compared to the other models in its subcompact SUV class, the 2020 Nissan Kicks has one of the best-looking exteriors. It features a sharp styling and a floating roof design. The front end wears bulky grille and angular headlights. The base model will ride on the standard 16-inch steel wheels while the SV and SR models will get the nicer 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. As well the roof rails will be standard. Furthermore, the buyers will be able to order it with a white or black roof on the SV and SR models. And the SR trim level will get a rear roof spoiler. On the rear, there are the familiar angular and small taillights.
The 2020 Nissan Kicks is a five-passenger subcompact vehicle which has a spacious and cozy cabin. All the seats provide excellent support and are covered in cloth in the base model. The SR model will be offered with synthetic leather upholstery. The dashboard is simple and there is a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and the controls for the climate control are placed below. As for the cargo room, there is space of 25.3 cubic feet with all seats up. However, with the rear seats folded down, the cargo room expands to more than 53 cubic feet.
2020 Nissan Kicks features
The 2020 Nissan Kicks will be offered in three versions. So, the base S will come standard with USB, air conditioning, cruise control, roof rails, stereo controls on the steering wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, roof rails, Bluetooth, and keyless entry. Automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning will also be standard. Moving to the SV model, there will also be Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, blind-spot monitoring, Sirius Satellite radio, heated mirrors, and keyless ignition.
The range-topping SR model will add a surround-view camera system, synthetic leather upholstery, a dark satin chrome grille, roof spoiler, fog lights, and LED headlights.
Release date and price
The 2020 Nissan Kicks should arrive sometime late this year. The starting price will be around $18,500 while the higher trim levels will go up to $22,000.