Auto Show notes: Nissan Kicks

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This doesn’t really look better in person.
A huge step back from the Juke. 
It was designed and engineered a coupe of years ago for a country where cars have to be far less expensive than here (Brazil) and it shows.
But I also hear the Kicks isn’t actually replacing the Juke. It is positioned bellow it (It could be up to $2000 less) We’ll see…
And what’s with all these low end cars offering only black/dark grey interiors???
I know it saves manufacturing money, but its already getting difficult to find nice exterior colors, now we a forced into these dark interiors…
This is the opposite of that “fun image” they are trying to push. 

Conversation 5 comments

  1. I'll bet the Kona will eat this car for Banchan- This Nissan is homely imo. Kona is a little cutie.

  2. Basically, the Kicks is to small crossovers what the Versa is to small sedans: a cheap and roomy small vehicle and nothing more.

  3. Why do you think this isn't replacing the JUKE???? Straight from the Nissan press release:

    The bold new Kicks becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV lineup – which has experienced record sales in recent years – when it hits Nissan U.S. dealerships in June 2018.

    "As the gateway to Nissan's adventure-ready sport-utility portfolio – joining Rogue Sport, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and Armada – Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for expressive styling, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price starting well under $19,000," said Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan Division U.S., Nissan North America, Inc.

    Notice no mention of the JUKE…… Bottom line, like it or not this is the JUKE replacement.

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