The all-new 2021 Nissan Kicks has been spied once again. It is the clearest picture of the facelifted Kicks yet. Nissan will provide a lot of upgrades to its new crossover-SUV. Still, Kicks will arrive with mid-cycle updates as the complete redesign is not on the cards yet. Its arrival has been scheduled for the first half of 2020, but the Coronavirus outbreak will force Nissan to reschedule its plans.
Kicks remains a subcompact crossover but the latest upgrades will provide a more modern appearance. Even the interior will suffer a couple of refinements. Under the hood, nothing should change except maybe in the more premium SR variant.
2021 Kicks Spy Photos
The upcoming 2021 Nissan Kick will get mid-cycle updates. A new batch of spy photos are the latest proof. The new model will feature a revised exterior design with a sportier and sharper appearance. The front part looks longer and the headlights are sleeker than before. Recognizable V-Motion grille has been tweaked as well and it has grown in size. Moreover, the same grille features a different pattern and it wears a glossy-black strip on its lower side.
The lower grille is also larger and a new front bumper comes with a silver skid plate. Squared fog lamps are no longer available and Nissan offers a blacked-out triangular panel on both sides. The side profile remains but alloy wheels will feature a completely new design. Thanks to the latest upgrades, new 2021 Kicks now looks closer to the Nissan Arya concept.
The forthcoming 2021 Nissan Kicks will get a couple of interior updates for sure. However, the spy shots failed to provide cabin details. However, the Japanese manufacturer already promised a better use of high-quality materials, new interior color scheme, and new infotainment system. The rest of the interior will remain a mystery for another couple of weeks. We should expect more standard equipment and new driver-assistance aids that will be optional.
Kicks remains a subcompact crossover with two rows of seats. There is a room for five passengers and both legroom and headroom are more than solid. The cabin is driver-oriented and Kicks remains as practical as before. This model also offers a flat-bottom steering wheel, nice circular HVAC vents, and much more.
Engine Specs and Hybrid Version
We like the 2021 Nissan Kicks because of its quiet engine lineup. Different markets will get different outputs. In the United States, Kicks is using a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 122 horsepower. Moreover, this mill generates 114 lb-ft of torque. Nissan offers a CVT transmission and an optional AWD system. In normal circumstances, Kicks will remain a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
The international-spec Kicks comes with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine. This unit works with a 1.5-kWh battery pack and an electric motor. It is Nissan’s e-Power technology created to deliver higher fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions. This hybrid powertrain is producing 127 hp.
2021 Nissan Kicks Release Date and Price
The approaching 2021 Nissan Kicks won’t arrive in the first half of the year as supposed to. Instead, new subcompact crossover will most likely go on sale later in 2020. The price will start at around $20,000 or slightly below that. Subcompact crossover will once again rival Toyota C-HR and Honda HR-V models.