Nissan Kicks Gets an Unofficial Redesign for 2025, Would You Kick It Into Bed?

Seven years in the market is enough for any modern vehicle, and Nissan is well aware of this, hence why they are currently prepping a new generation Kicks. The small crossover is likely due for the 2025 model year and will replace the current one that was introduced in 2016 and facelifted at the end of 2020.
2025 Nissan Kicks - Rendering 7 photos
Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Digimods Design
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The Kicks is Nissan's most affordable high-riding vehicle in our market. It sits under the Rogue Sport with an MSRP of $20,790 for the base S, $22,650 for the mid-range SV, and $23,350 for the range-topping SR.

All versions feature a 122 hp (124 ps/91 kW) and 114 lb-ft (155 Nm) of torque 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT and FWD, returning 33 mpg (7.1 l/100 km) combined, 31 mpg (7.6 l/100 km) in the city, and 36 mpg (6.5 l/100 km) on the highway.

It remains to be seen what engine its successor packs, though we can note that it will feature updated styling all over, including a new V-motion grille with horizontal slats, repositioned LED headlamps that sit further up, new taillights, a new tailgate, and a cleaner-looking rear bumper. We should also note that the profile and greenhouse are very similar to those of the current Kicks.

2025 Nissan Kicks \- Rendering
Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Digimods Design
We have yet to fully see the interior, though zooming on certain images reveals that the dashboard was partially under wraps. As a result, we can expect some novelties here, too, including perhaps a new infotainment system and possibly a digital gauge cluster. One thing that needs improvement is the build quality, so we hope the automaker has also checked this box.

More details about it will be automatically disclosed once the thick and trippy camouflage starts coming off. And as much as some would want it to grow out of its quirky suit and become a bit more elegant, that does not appear to be on the menu. But it is at Digimods Design, as the rendering artist has dropped a few digital illustrations that imagine a better-looking next-gen Nissan Kicks.

Overall, the virtual model looks more mature, and we think this design suits it like a glove, especially with the LED head- and taillights, aggressively shaped bumpers at both ends, a new interpretation of the V-motion grille, and some plastic cladding to further highlight its crossover-y nature. The model features a blue paint finish and several black accents, with others sporting a gray look.

As we already told you, we wouldn't mind if the 2025 Nissan Kicks ended up looking similar to these CGIs, and we think you wouldn't either, right? But that's not going to happen, as the Japanese car manufacturer has decided to take a safer route when it comes to its design.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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