Nissan recently invited me to participate in a media drive event for the first ever 2018 Nissan Kicks in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Kicks, which Nissan calls “The Expressive CUV” joins the Nissan line up as the smallest vehicle under the Rogue Sport and the Rogue, Nissan’s Sales leader. The Kicks replaces the more expensive Juke with its love-it or leave-it styling and turbo powered Nismo variant.
All Kicks have the same drive train consisting of a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine and an Xtronic CVT transmission and front wheel drive. All wheel drive is not offered, nor is a manual transmission. The engine cranks out 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. The Kicks fuel economy is rated at 31 city, 36 highway or 33 mpg combined. Will millennials buy the Kicks?