Nissan Kicks

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Nissan Kicks
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Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV (B)
Body style5-door subcompact SUV
LayoutFF layout

The Nissan Kicks is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Nissan since 2016.

International market (P15)[edit]

Nissan Kicks (P15)
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Model years2018–present (US/Canada)
Body and chassis
PlatformNissan V platform
Wheelbase2,610 mm (103 in)
Length4,295 mm (169.1 in)
Width1,760 mm (69 in)
Height1,590 mm (63 in)
Curb weight
  • Global:
  • 1,109–1,136 kg (2,444.9–2,504.5 lb)
  • China:
  • 1,122–1,164 kg (2,473.6–2,566.2 lb)
PredecessorNissan Juke (North America)
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Originally unveiled as a concept in 2014, the Nissan Kicks 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]


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 HR15DE 1.5L I4 gasoline engine.


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.


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]

Indian market (P16)[edit]

Nissan Kicks (P16)
AssemblyIndia: Chennai (Renault India)
Body and chassis
PlatformDacia B0 platform
  • 1.5 L H4K petrol engine (106 PS/142 Nm)
  • 1.5 L K9K diesel engine (110 PS/245 Nm)
Wheelbase2,673 mm (105.2 in)
Length4,384 mm (172.6 in)
Width1,813 mm (71.4 in)
Height1,590 mm (63 in)
PredecessorNissan Terrano

For the Indian market, a larger car with a similar styling as the original Kicks was introduced on 22 January 2019.[7][8] However unlike the original Kicks, it is assembled on the Dacia B0 platform to reduce production costs.[9]


Calendar Year Brazil Mexico China[10] US[11]
2016 10,712[12]
2017 33,464[13] 22,438[14] 44,142
2018 46,812[13] 21,801[14] 35,864 23,312


  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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Oliva, Jacob (2018-08-09). "Here's Why ESP In Nissan Kicks And Other Crossovers Is Important". Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  7. ^ "Nissan Kicks launched in India, Prices start at INR 9.55 lakh". Indian Autos Blog. 2019-01-22.
  8. ^ "Indian-spec Nissan Kicks officially unveiled, will be launched in January 2019". Indian Autos Blog. 2018-10-18. The Indian spec-Nissan Kicks is based on Dacia’s B0/Logan platform that underpins even the traditionally designed Nissan Terrano. In comparison, the global-spec version is based on the V platform, which debuted in the Nissan Micra in 2010. The Indian-spec version is bigger in dimensions and is better suited to the local road conditions.
  9. ^ "Nissan Kicks - First Drive Review [Video]". Indian Autos Blog. 2018-12-17. Globally, the Nissan Kicks is based on the Micra's 'Versatile' platform. The Indian model, however, shares its base with the Duster's B0/Logan architecture.
  10. ^ "Nissan Kicks China auto sales figures". Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  11. ^ "Nissan Kicks US car sales figures". Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  12. ^ "Focus2move| Brazil best selling cars 2016 - The Top 100". 2017-01-29. Retrieved 2019-09-04. External link in |website= (help)
  13. ^ a b "Focus2move| Brazil best selling cars 2018. The top 100". 2019-01-02. Retrieved 2019-09-04. External link in |website= (help)
  14. ^ a b "Focus2move | Mexico Cars Market 2018 - Facts & Data". 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-09-04. External link in |website= (help)

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