Nissan Kicks To Become A Global Success

Nissan’s newest global crossover, the Kicks, has been a tremendous success since its global debut in Brazil because of its striking design, versatility and unique technology features. At the ongoing Sao Paulo Motor Show, Nissan is unveiling the Kicks SV Limited version, which will be available at dealerships across Brazil by the end of November.

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Nissan Kicks is a small crossover measuring 4,295mm in length. The design is more fluid and has a dropping roof-line and rising shoulder line to do justice to the ‘crossover’ bit, and large, muscular wheel arches, roof rails and body cladding for the ‘SUV’ bit.

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Originally previewed as a concept at the 2014 Sao Paulo motor show, Nissan Kicks had barely changed on its journey from concept to production. Kicks features design details such as the boomerang headlights and taillights, the V Motion grille, and the contrasting floating roof.

The Kicks’ interior also features a unique design with a center stack that looks like it has a tablet embedded in it and a flat-bottom steering wheel. Kicks will also gain new features such as the Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection, 4 externally mounted cameras to help with parking and maneuvering the vehicle.

Keno Kato, Corporate Vice President of product planning at Nissan said:

“With Kicks, we have developed a compact crossover in the best Nissan tradition, and thanks to the unmatched experience that we have in creating vehicles, to meet the needs of car-buyers around the world. Kicks offers best-in-class design, convenience and technological innovation. And, it will demonstrate Nissan’s commitment to Intelligent Mobility.”

nissan-cars-dNissan announced that the Kicks will go on sale in more than 80 countries, including India where it has been officially patented to be launched. In Latin American markets, the Kicks is powered by a 1.6-litre flex-fuel engine that is capable of running on either petrol or ethanol, however possible engine options for Asian region are 1.5 liter K9K diesel, as well as the 1.2- liter turbo. Transmission options are either a 5-speed manual or CVT.

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Nissan will launch 8 new models before 2021, Kicks being the first of them and is expected to increase Nissan’s market share in Japan’s domestic as well as overseas markets. Whether Pakistan is included in the list of those 80 countries Nissan is talking about, is yet to be known.


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