I know we’re not supposed to say the 2018 Kicks is replacing the Juke but there, I said it. Although we enjoyed the Juke’s funkiness and spirited powertrain, we won’t miss it all that much.
More than likely, you won’t either. The new 2018 Nissan Kicks is a far more attractive and conventional sub-compact crossover that is likely to do very well. All three trims are decently, or better, equipped with connectivity, screens, cameras and other gadgets, all for the right price. The base S retails for $17,998, the mid-level SV starts at $20,898 while the top-line SR goes for $22,798.
Powering the small ute is a 125-horsepower 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine mated to an Xtronic CVT transmission and the front wheels.
The 2018 Kicks arrives in Canadian showrooms in June. It will park itself alongside the Qashqai and Rogue and compete with the likes of the new Ford EcoSport and the Kia Soul.