Nissan Kicks Brings New Crossover Style to Brazil
11 Janvier 2016 - Autoblog
Remember the Kicks concept? Nissan unveiled it at the Sao Paulo Motor Show back in 2014. And now it's putting it – or some version thereof – into production.
Nissan never said much about the concept it revealed in Brazil over a year ago, but the design was undertaken in collaboration between its studios in Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, and Japan. The form envisioned a crossover positioned size-wise in between the Juke and the Rogue. Its design was said to have been inspired by the country in which it was unveiled.
That's also where Nissan has confirmed it will start building the production Kicks. To that end, the Japanese automaker is adding 600 jobs and investing nearly $200 million into its Resende plant near Rio, where it also builds the March and Versa. The Nissan Kicks is slated to roll out initially in the Latin American market, after which it is slated to proliferate into others. Reached for comment by Autoblog, Nissan North America said only that "Nissan has made no announcement on plans for the new Kicks CUV beyond Latin American markets."