Retaining the basic design cues of the study wearing the same moniker, the Nissan Kicks is described as “a stylish crossover built for busy city-dwellers”.
While its exterior is dominated by the brand’s V-motion grille, boomerang lighting units on both ends, prominent wheel arches and floating-style roof, inside, things are all about “quality and futuristic design”, as Nissan writes, promising “best in class passenger space in the rear”.
Some of the features found on the Kicks include a flat-bottom steering wheel, 7-inch full color display for the infotainment system, which benefits from smartphone connectivity, Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection, a segment-first in the region.
Nissan will manufacture the Kicks at its Aguascalientes plant, in Mexico, but the subcompact crossover will also hit the assembly line at the Resende facility,in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, following a $192 million investment.
Sales will start in August, in Brazil, followed by other Latin American markets in fiscal year 2016. Eventually, the automaker will launch it in more than 80 countries globally and the United States could be one of them. Full pricing and specifications will be released close to its on-sale date.