Nissan Teases New Crossover For LA Show, Is It The US-Spec Kicks?

Nissan has released the first teaser image of a new crossover which will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29th.

The image doesn’t reveal much but it appears to show a compact crossover with a short hood and a gently sloping roof. Little else is known about the model but the Los Angeles Auto Show previously revealed the crossover will be shown alongside an assortment of Star Wars inspired vehicles to promote the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Nissan is keeping details under wraps but it’s worth mentioning the outline of the crossover bears a striking resemblance to the Kicks that was unveiled last year. The crossover was launched in Latin America and Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, said the model would be available globally.

Nissan North America’s Vice President of Product Planning, Michael Bunce, bolstered this idea last year as he said “Certainly we see the opportunity for more mainstream crossovers that are less niche, and we see Honda and others in that space and are taking it very seriously.” Bunce went on to suggest the Kicks would be positioned beneath the Juke and target the Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V.

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  • Bug S Bunny

    US-spec Kicks? Since that is just more of the same, let’s hope not.

  • Honda NSX-R

    When 5 crossovers aren’t enough…

  • Comp1

    Enough with the SUVs. Why should I have to buy and SUV just to see around your SUV!!!

  • Mark S

    A US spec version of the Kicks would make for a great Juke replacement.

  • Six Thousand Times

    There’s no such thing as a crossover worth waiting for.

  • Jweisberg

    Nissan, where is the new Z? You have enough suv’s/crossovers.

    • Comp1

      Just wait, they are going to reintroduce the new “Z” as a crossover!

      • Honda NSX-R

        Oh god no

      • Mill0048

        Probably the next GT-R too. lol

      • Eythan Aldrich

        *facepalm not this s*** again -_-

  • KSegg

    Nothing from Nissan is worth the wait.

    Well, unless waiting 9+ years for a new Z, or 11+ years for a proper Skyline GT-R counts.

    Oh and the current Frontier is 12 years old. Just throwing that in there.

  • thunder bolt

    Buy a used Lexus Ls luxury sedan instead, so much better on your butt.

  • john1168


    • Honda NSX-R

      99% chance it will have one, it’s a Nissan afterall.

  • Dunebug

    It’s going to be a more normal looking replacement for the Juke. There’s no 18 Juke…unless they decided to call the Kicks a Juke here

  • cat

    It’s the new terrano based on the new dacia or renault duster!

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