Set to appear in Canadian dealerships this spring, pricing for the new 2018 Kicks has been released and Nissan is not pulling any punches.
Aggressively priced, the Japanese automaker’s new compact utility vehicle has a base price of just $19,793, including shipping. That’s low enough to undercut most of its segment rivals including the Kia Soul, Ford EcoSport, Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR. All models listed have a starting price of $19,995 before shipping is added, reports Automotive News Canada.
With such an affordable price, one would think the Nissan Kicks is lacking in standard features but that’s not the case.
Be it the entry level S trim, volume-leader SV, or sport-themed SR variant, each one comes standard with Nissan’s Intelligent Emergency Braking system, seven airbags, remote keyless entry with push button start, 7-inch infotainment display, Siri Eyes Free, and a rearview monitor.
If those features aren’t enough, customers can opt for the $22,693 SV trim or the SR at $24,593, both with freight included.
There’s only one powertrain offered and that’s a 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine delivering 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. Combined with front-wheel-drive and a CVT transmission, the Kicks should return 6.6 litre/100km combined.