Nissan KIX

The Japanese domestic market rebadging game continues as manufacturers try their best to cut development costs and maximize profit in these tough time. Nissan announced today in Japan the new Nissan KIX, a badge engineered Mitsubishi Pajero Mini. The name KIX is derived from the “kicks”, as in the term “just for kicks”.

You will probably find pretty much the same stuff under the Nissan KIX’s hood as the Pajero Mini such as the small turbocharged 660cc engine producing 64 PS at 6,000rpm and 88Nm of torque at 4,000rpm or the normally aspirated version putting out 52 PS and 62Nm, but full details will only be revealed sometime in October.

Look after the jump for a few more shots of the KIX.

Nissan KIX

Nissan KIX

Nissan KIX