With the latest pricing of the Nissan Kicks out, we are pretty sure it will replace the Juke for good. But, the compact crossover could get another chance. The cost of the 2019 Nissan Juke will be more than $20,000 and the Kicks’ price is $18,000. This means the brand-new SUV can take a position in a subcompact class, while the Juke can keep its spot as a compact crossover.
There are many opinions. However, what we surely know is that Juke was not launched yet for 2018. At the same time, the company pays a lot of attention to Kicks. On the other hand, 2019 Nissan Juke Nismo could be the only representative of this nameplate in the US.
2019 Nissan Juke vs Nissan Kicks
Old vs new. The rookie stole the engine from its sibling. It is the same unit we could find under the hood of the Juke crossover. That is not all if the new Kicks take the spot of the 2019 Nissan Juke. Both are small vehicles, with very economical nature.
They don’t cost too much. But again, neither Juke or Kicks can produce high outputs of power. Too many similarities are really bothering fans of the older SUV. There is no way that Nissan would launch two nearly the same models in the same year for the same market.
2019 Nissan Juke Nismo
Nismo could bring salvation for 2019 Nissan Juke. This performance-oriented version needs a lot of time for development. When we finally got it, Nissan can’t just shut it down. On the other hand, there is no info about the new Kicks Nismo.
So, the only logical explanation is that the company will keep Juke Nismo crossover. Is it wise, we can’t predict, since buyers could see dropping the standard model as the giving up from the entire nameplate, including Nismo version.
2019 Nissan Juke Specs
The 2019 Nissan Juke will be available outside the US. Other markets will be happy to see it again. Previous owners are praising a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which is coming again for the SUV. Turbo mill is good for 190 hp. Good fuel economy of 30 mpg and high torque are highlight of the engine. Also, it will be available as a front-wheel-drive crossover. An all-wheel-drive model is going to be optional.
The Juke Nismo will burst over 220 HP and 200 lb-ft of torque. Surprisingly, this model is not going to consume too much fuel. Gas mileage of around 28 mpg is still acceptable for the compact SUV class.
2019 Nissan Juke release date and price
Update from May says that new Nissan Kicks will cost $18,000. The last Juke cost $21,000. With such gap, it leaves us hopes for the next model. The 2019 Nissan Juke will cost the same.
Both vehicles are possible, especially with such fast growth of the SUV segment. Not only that we can use the ordinary ranking of models according to their sizes, but now we also have special editions which could take positions in two classes. The Nissan Kicks could be one of these, floating between subcompact and compact class. If the Japanese carmaker decides to drop 2019 Nissan Juke, it would leave a vacant space in the compact tier.