The 2021 Kicks
The 2021 Kicks
Posted on December 16, 2020
The redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks has been updated to provide even more features, technology, customized style and value that buyers are seeking in a compact crossover. New changes include standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a refreshed exterior styling with a bold new “Double V-motion” grille and an updated interior with a new center console, new seating and trim materials.
As Nissan's newest nameplate, the Kicks compact crossover has already established a reputation for offering an impressive array of features at an attractive MSRP. Introduced just three years ago as the "gateway" model to Nissan's six Canadian crossover and SUVs, Kicks has been attracting young, enthusiastic new buyers to the Nissan brand.
To help keep that momentum going, the 2021 Nissan Kicks has received a major refresh for the new model year, including:
- Refreshed exterior styling with bold new Double V-motion grille and available LED headlights
- New wheel designs
- Updated interior with a new available centre console, new seating and trim materials
- New available 8.0-inch colour touchscreen display
- New available 7.0-inch driver information display in the meter cluster
- Rear disc brakes on SV, SR models
- An array of bold new colour options
Technology has also been upgraded with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and available Intelligent Cruise Control. Kicks' list of standout features also includes Nissan Safety Shield® 360 standard on all grades.
New exterior design makes a bold first impression
Originally inspired by the lively beach and carnival spirit of Rio de Janeiro, where the original Kicks Concept was designed, the 2021 edition Kicks offers a more energetic, higher quality look and feel.
While maintaining Kicks' compact urban crossover dimensions – with its large interior space and nimble, city-sized exterior for easy manoeuvrability –the extensive exterior changes immediately set Kicks apart from the competition and the previous Kicks' design.
Starting with the aggressive front end, the new, more voluminous front bumper blends with the new "Double V-motion" grille, giving Kicks a more powerful SUV look.
New headlights offer a high-tech, modern and premium effect, which is even further enhanced on the SR model's super-thin LED multi-reflector design (low beam). The SR also includes standard LED fog lights.
In the rear, along with the new bumper and back door finisher, an LED combination light stretches across from side to side, adding a strong horizontal line that emphasizes Kicks' wide rear structure. Like in front, the redesigned rear bumper imparts a sense of more "lifted" volume and a premium feel.
As in previous years, Kicks continues with its "floating roof" with a "wrap-around visor" look to the windscreen and side glass. The wide C-pillar appears hidden, with a black finish that blends into the tailgate glass, helping give the floating roof a distinctive and eye-catching especially those in the rear – and still allows excellent outward visibility for all.
Standard exterior features include heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals Intelligent Auto Headlights with adjustable sensitivity and timing (including twilight and wiper activation) and rear wiper – along with available roof rails, and rear roof spoiler. A redesigned shark fin antenna also joins the list of exterior enhancements for 2021.
Colour is a hallmark of Kicks, and it continues to be available in a range of vibrant hues, including three new exterior colours and three new two-tone paint schemes. For even more personalization, there are an array of available Kicks Colour Studio accessories.
For 2021, the energetic, premium colour palette includes seven available exterior colours: new Electric Blue Metallic, new Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium colour), new Boulder Gray Pearl and Gun Metallic, Super Black, Aspen White TriCoat (premium colour) and Fresh Powder.
Five two-tone paint combinations are available for 2021, including three new combinations – Super Black/Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, Super Black/Electric Blue and Super Black/Boulder Gray Pearl. Also offered as Metallic Super Black/Aspen White TriCoat and Monarch Orange Metallic/Super Black.