The Nissan Juke is no more, and in its place now sits the Nissan Kicks! A natural progression from the Juke, the Kicks takes what worked with the Juke and adds updated and refined styling to keep it unique, but not as wild as the Juke once was. The Kicks is just as quirky while eschewing the polarizing aspects of its predecessor. Explore with us at West End Nissan, your choice Nissan Edmonton dealer, how the Nissan Kicks is an advancement in the versatile compact crossover segment over the Nissan Juke!
Introduced in 2010 and bowing out in 2017, the Juke had a short but eventful time in the Nissan lineup. This adaptable crossover is hard to miss on the road, thanks to its exaggerated exterior design. Large wheel arches frame the four corners of the crossover, while a sharp rear window slope leads to a compacted, boxy rear design contrasted with a curvy front hood. This distinct vehicle aimed to look athletic with its prominent haunches, which didn’t always meet the eye of some consumers. Not wanting to part with what was an exceptionally functional crossover at its base level, Nissan rejigged the vehicle into an entirely new model, the Kicks, that took the Juke and modified it for the current landscape.
The Nissan Kicks maintains enough of the charm and personality of the Juke to stand out among crossovers, but tows the traditional line with a vehicle that doesn’t stir up too much from what you expect from a crossover. Its floating roof helps the vehicle set itself apart, while still remaining sharp thanks to its clean lines, all the way up to its imposing V-motion grille. This chic SUV lets you make this vehicle your own, with a variety of colour options, letting you choose different colours from everything from the roof to the door handles to the side mirrors. And with peppy 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, it’s the perfect little crossover for urban life!
Nissan Juke to Nissan Kicks
Many criticized the Juke’s exterior design, claiming it to be cluttered and busy, with a lot of disproportionate build elements that created a certainly unique-looking design. The Kicks has done away with a lot of these extraneous elements by keeping the core shape of the vehicle in its compact crossover style, but just more streamlined and cleaned up. Inside, the cargo space has doubled, along with improvements in both rear legroom and headroom. To account for this, the Kicks is longer and taller than the Juke, but just by slight margins, still keeping its slim profile. The Kicks is even priced better than the Juke, so you’ll be getting more for less right off the bat!