Nissan Kicks 2023 Launched With Higher Price, More Standard Technology

First launched in Brazil in 2016, the Nissan Kicks replaced the Juke in the company’s North American model lineup starting in 2018. About three years later, the crossover underwent a facelift with a new front-end design and new technology, and is now ready to go. enters the 2023 model year. It does not bring any visual revisions, despite changes in equipment and price.

Every 2023 Kicks comes with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 family of safety systems, even the basic Kicks S starting at $20,290. Standard equipment on the entry-level model also includes a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, three USB ports and an engine start-stop button. The upgrade to the Kicks SV adds 17-inch wheels, roof rails, adaptive cruise control, a larger eight-inch infotainment screen, and remote engine start. The Kicks SV retails for at least $22,150.

The tallest Kicks SR, in turn, costs at least $22,850 and has a black-painted roof and exterior mirror caps, LED headlights and fog lamps, a leather steering wheel, and automatic climate control. The optional Premium package can add Bose’s high-end eight-speaker audio system, heated front seats and steering wheel, Nissan Connect service, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Regardless of the trim level, all 2023 Kicks models are powered by the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which carries over the previous year’s model without any modifications. This means peak output is 122 horsepower (163 horsepower) and 114 pound-feet (154 newton-meters). Power is transmitted through a continuously variable transmission and reaches the front wheels exclusively.

With the 2021 facelift, the Kicks received a pair of fresh new taillights at the rear with LED bars on the trunk lid and more visible changes at the front. A highlight of the visual revision is the so-called Double V-motion grille, which is joined by the optionally available LED headlights. The bumper also gets a refresh with an edgy overall shape, as well as new LED fog lamps at certain trim levels.

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