New Nissan Kicks crossover revealed but no word on UK launch

The new Nissan Kicks is here and confirmed for production in Latin America with potential for sales in other markets

 

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The Nissan Kicks has finally been revealed ahead of its South American launch later this summer. It’s our first official look at the small crossover initially destined for the Brazillian market. There is currently no information on whether or not we’ll see it in European showrooms in the future.

Nissan has unveiled the face of its new Kicks SUV last month, but now we’ve seen the car in full. The front looks like a scaled-down version of the current Nissan X-Trail, while the rear looks like a tweaked version of the Renault Captur. The car will be showcased across Brazil this summer to promote the 2016 Olympic Games, of which Nissan is a lead sponsor.

The Kicks will be slightly longer, higher and wider, than the European Juke, with a longer wheelbase, too. Allegedly built on the same platform as the Nissan Note, the Kicks will sit above the Juke in terms of size, but below it in price and quality.

Small crossovers are booming in South America, where the high suspension and body cladding are perfect for dealing with poor road surfaces.

 

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