The 2021 Nissan Kicks was officially unveiled last month, is set to go on sale in the U.S. in February, and if the latest report is accurate, it will only cost a bit more than its predecessor.
Quoting Nissan, Motor1 reports that the facelifted iteration of the subcompact crossover will start at $19,500, excluding the $1,095 destination charge.
If that’s correct, then it will only be $430 pricier than the 2020 model, which is still listed on the official website in three trim levels, the S, SV and SR.
The automaker does not seem to have released the pricing for the mid- and top spec versions of the 2021 Kicks, but the outgoing ones can be had from $20,700 and $21,320 respectively.
From a visual standpoint, the 2021 Kicks sports a new front end with a different grille, headlights and fog lamps, updated taillights and new bumpers. The color palette now counts three new paint finishes and two bi-tone shades, while inside it has a 7-inch driver information display, 8-inch infotainment system in the SV and SR grades, standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an extra USB Type-C port, optional Bose premium sound system and Intelligent Around View Monitor.
Power is supplied by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 122 HP (124 PS / 91 kW) and 114 lb-ft (155 Nm) of torque and drives the front wheels through a CVT. The facelifted Kicks returns 31/36/33 mpg (7.6/6.5/7.1 l/100 km) in city/highway/combined.
Meanwhile, international versions get an e-Power electrified powertrain. It consists of a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline range extender, an electric motor driving the front wheels and a 1.57 kWh lithium-ion battery, and has an output of 127 HP (129 PS / 95 kW) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm).