It’s facelift time for the 2021 Nissan Kicks, and the updates include a new rear design with a full-width lightbar
Now that the Juke is no more, the cheapest Nissan crossover available in the UAE starts from AED59,900. Since its regional launch in 2017 the Kicks has proven to be quite a success in the Middle East, and the Japanese company claims it’s the market leader in the B-segment.
Now the Nissan Kicks has been updated for 2021 to keep things fresh, although you can’t really tell looking at it head on. The signature V-shaped grille up front is just slightly bigger than before and naturally the facelift includes new LEDs all around. At the rear is where the biggest change takes place with a new full-width lightbar that seems to have become a must-have feature in the world of car design. Incidentally, here’s an alphabetical list of just some of the car brands milking the lightbar trend: Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bugatti, Dodge, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Polestar, Porsche, Range Rover, Rivian, Seat, Toyota…
Otherwise it’s all about the technology with the 2021 Nissan Kicks, because all grades are supposed to come better equipped, although the engine and transmission combo is carried-over. Which means a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT that drives the front wheels.
In the US, the 2021 Nissan Kicks also received a small price hike where it now starts from $19,500 which is a little over AED70,000. It remains to be seen what Nissan Middle East does with the 2021 Kicks when it comes to regional trim levels and prices.