Photo of the 2018 Nissan Kicks by Chris Brown.

Photo of the 2018 Nissan Kicks by Chris Brown.

The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The compact crossover becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV lineup.

The 2018 Kicks comes with a standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The engine is rated at 125 horsepower (hp) and 115 pound-feet (lb.-ft.) of torque. Offered in front-wheel drive only, the expected fuel economy rating is 33 miles per gallon combined.

When it comes to safety features, automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on all grade levels, along with seven air bags and rearview monitor. Kicks SV and Kicks SR add blind spot warning (BSW) and rear cross traffic alert.

The compact crossover will be available in three models: Kicks S, Kicks SV, and Kicks SR. Each vehicle will be offered in a range of seven exterior colors and five two-tone combinations. Exterior features include standard intelligent auto headlights and available LED low beam headlights with LED signature accents.

"Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be announced closer to its on-sale date in spring 2018, but we are expecting to be among the most competitive in the segment," said Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, sales & marketing and operations, Nissan Division U.S., Nissan North America, Inc.

The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be on sale starting June 2018.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet