Friday, December 01, 2017

Auto Show notes: Nissan Kicks




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. 


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Would you want to tell anyone that you drive a "Kicks"? Awful name.

Anonymous said...

So god that's not the juke. The juke should be more radical.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.