Nissan has kicked its wild-looking Juke to the curb in favour of the new 2018 Kicks, on sale in Canada next June, the automaker announced late November.

The compact crossover comes standard with a 125-horsepower 1.6-litre four-cylinder mated to a CVT driving the front wheels.

Safety is paramount on the Kicks, with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) coming standard, and additional active safety features included as you move from Kicks S up to Kicks SV and Kicks SR trims.

“Safety” is arguably what Nissan was going for when it came to styling, too, the Kicks being a much more sedate, tame design than its Juke predecessor, and the bulk of the crossover’s boldness coming from its five bright paint options and five quirky two-tone colour combos.

Inside the 2018 Kicks delivers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity via a 7.0-inch full colour display built into the “Gliding Wing” dashboard. The Bose sound system includes speakers in the driver’s headrest.

Pricing for the 2018 Kicks will be announced closer to its on-sale date.