The new Nissan Kicks 2021 has been presented to the North American public. It has debuted in the United States loaded with important news. The Nissan SUV is updated in terms of design, technological equipment, and, what is equally relevant, continues to bet on conventional mechanics.
The Nissan Kicks is an SUV that plays a very active role on the American continent. If we put the spotlight on North America and, more specifically on the United States, we find a very relevant fact. And it is that in its day, the arrival of the Kicks supposed the departure of the Nissan Juke 2021. Now, the Japanese manufacturer Nissan has decided to update the first generation of the Kicks for the US market.
The new American Nissan Kicks 2021 has debuted in society. A debut that comes a few months after the Kicks caught up in Asia betting on electrification. Has the American model followed the same formula? Let’s review all the news and changes that have occurred in the range of this interesting SUV with compact dimensions.
The new Nissan Kicks arrives in the United States
How have the Kicks changed? Let’s take a look at the images that accompany this article. The exterior and interior design of the Japanese SUV has been modified. Let’s focus on the front. The grille has been renewed and is now flanked by more stylized headlights that make use of LED technology. We should also highlight the fog lights and the front bumper.
If we look at the rear, we will find a new bumper and updated optics that also make use of LED technology. To increase the level of customization, new body colors and wheel designs have been added.
Leaving aside the exterior, if we venture inside the new Kicks we will be enveloped by a renewed atmosphere in which the new upholstery and moldings stand out. The technological endowment has been improved. And it is that now the Kicks can have an 8-inch touch screen to handle the infotainment system. There is also an additional USB Type-C connection.
It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Optionally, a Bose sound system and an adaptive cruise control system can be equipped. The SV and SR trim levels feature a modified center console and a new front center armrest.
The Nissan Kicks 2021 does not bet on electrification
Unlike what happens in certain markets such as Thailand or Japan where the new Kicks does bet on electrification, and specifically on Nissan’s e-Power technology, the North American model will continue to opt for conventional mechanics. The new Kicks will be available in the United States alongside a 124 hp (122 hp) 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and 155 Nm of maximum torque associated with an Xtronic automatic gearbox and a front-wheel-drive system. By the way, it also debuts rear brake discs.
When will it hit the market? It will go on sale from the first quarter of 2021. The rest of the details on the range and prices will be announced when the launch date approaches.