The 2019 Nissan Kicks will represent the second production year of the small crossover that was launched a year ago. Therefore, we probably won’t see bigger changes. Considering that this is a pretty fresh vehicle, we definitely don’t expect to see changes in base characteristics, such as styling, interior layout etc. On the other side, more standard equipment is always more than welcome. Also, it has been rumored that the company prepares some novelties under the hood. The 2019 Nissan Kicks should come with a new engine in the offer, though we are still waiting to hear something about this from the officials. In any case, expect to see the new model late in the year, without bigger changes in price.
2019 Nissan Kicks Design
When it comes to base 2019 Nissan Kicks specs, there is definitely no room for more important novelties. The upcoming model will continue with a familiar design, which is based on the company’s familiar V platform, the same one that underprints models like Note, Juke etc. This platform definitely brings benefits in terms of versatility. Besides plenty of practicality, you can count on nice driving characteristics. The crossover doesn’t stand out in this aspect but definitely offers pretty nice dynamics, handling, and steering. In terms of styling, the crossover is completely adapted to the brand’s newest design language, so the biggest novelty for the next year could be things like new color options and something like that.
2019 Nissan Kicks Interior
As we already mentioned, this model rides on the familiar V platform, which means that you can count on plenty of space on the inside. There is plenty of legroom for rear passengers, while the cargo capacity is class-leading. You can count on 26 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall capacity goes all away up to 56. The 2019 Nissan Kicks interior has other strong points too. The overall quality seems good for a subcompact crossover. Of course, there is a lot of hard plastics, but it doesn’t look cheap at all. Another strong point is a good sound isolation, which keeps the vehicle quiet even on highway speeds.
In terms of tech features, already base models offer lots of things. Some of the highlights are a 7-inch touchscreen, 6-speaker audio system etc. In higher trims, you can get smartphone integration, automatic climate control, remote start, remote start, and even a premium Bose audio system.
2019 Nissan Kicks Engine
The initial model came last year and it is available with just one engine. It is a familiar 1.6-liter unit, which is good for about 125 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque and comes with a CVT. Such combination makes the Kicks one of the slowest crossovers in the class, so it’s no wonder that many reports suggest novelties in this aspect for the next year.
There is a big chance to see a 1.6-liter turbo inline-four in the offer, an engine that is good for about 160 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, which seem like a pretty respectable amount of power. Some reports even suggest a 2019 Nissan Kicks AWD version.
While the current engine might feel underpowered, a good fuel economy is definitely the thing you can count on. The 2019 Nissan Kicks mpg ratings are among the best in class. This crossover returns around 31 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway.
2019 Nissan Kicks Release Date and Price
The 2019 Nissan Kicks should come in about a month, definitely by the end of the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around 18.000 dollars.