Termed as the baby crossover, the Nissan Kicks is now official and will be available in more than 80 countries.
The model is easily one of the extensive launches from the brand as it is set to reach almost every part of the world.
Designed to be a compact model for small families and everyday commuters, the concept car was originally launched at the Sao Paulo motor show held in 2014. It was received with admiration from the crowd and enthusiasts that led to its full production. The car will first get launched in Latin America before it heads to the rest of the proposed regions. Speaking about the launch, Nissan’s representatives said that they are aiming at customers living in bustling cities where small cars are the best means of transport.
The Nissan Kicks will be manufactured in Brazil where the company has constructed a new manufacturing plant in Rio de Janeiro. Surprisingly, the concept version of the car shown at the expo largely remains unchanged. Nissan may have had thought all the things over before launching the concept model which made it possible for them to retain the design factors and powertrain without changing them drastically. The car features boomerang shaped headlights and taillights which seamlessly ends in a V Motion front grille.
When it comes to interior designing, Nissan has put in a lot of through to make the center console and the dashboard look unique as possible. The steering wheel has a flat bottom design while the center has space for a tablet. It is not shown in the sample model but the one that ships to customers should have a large touchscreen display enabling easy navigation and entertainment control.
New features found in the Nissan Kicks include an Around View Monitorand Moving Object detection. The names are self-explanatory as they allow the driver to easily detect moving objects using the infotainment system and know when cars come really close by using the around view monitor.
“Kicks will offer the best of design, performance and convenience. It is our commitment to intelligent mobility and the car will easily fit in the requirement of buyers around the world. Nissan’s versatile approach to building the compact crossover is sure to impress many,” said Keno Kato, Nissan’s vice president of product planning.
Nissan Kicks is set to get launched in Brazil and will move on to 80 other countries. There is no word on a North American launch yet.