Nissan Kicks: a new crossover to half way between the Juke and the Qashqai

Nissan has just announced the arrival of a new crossover, which does not replace any of the existing ones, but will complement. And with that we have to ask ourselves the question, where might be this new model? It will be called Nissan Kicks, and has been created primarily in America to the world. The Nissan Kicks will be based on a prototype presented by the same name at the Salon de Sao Paulo in 2014. Your design will be very similar to that prototype, whose appearance you can see on these lines. Now, how to fit a product of these characteristics in a range that already has two best-seller as the Juke and Qashqai?

The Nissan Kicks is a little shorter – and we suppose that economic – the Qashqai and obviously longer and more spacious than a Juke.

The Nissan Kicks boasts a length of around 4.3 meters, that means that it is a little shorter than a Qashqai, and longer than a Nissan Juke. The Nissan Kicks will begin to occur in Brazil this year, to reach to dealers of Latin america in the coming months. We speak of a product that is likely presumed to be of economic nature, something like a crossover cheaper than a Qashqai, but also more spacious and practical than a Juke.

Nissan has invested $ 192 million in the adaptation of the brazilian plant in Resende, which will join 600 new workers to form a new work shift. Inaugurated in 2014, Resende produces models March (Micra) and Versa.

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we Still have our doubts about how it can be articulated to a range crossover with products that a priori are overlapping. In any case, Nissan has already advance that this model is born with a global vocation, and that, after its premiere in South america, what we will see in the rest of the world a few months later.

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