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Nissan has announced that it will be introducing a new crossover later this year – the Nissan Kicks, which will first be sold in South American markets, will be built in Brazil. The production version will derive much of its basis from the Kicks Concept car that was presented at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show

The Kicks Concept, which was also showcased at the 2015 Buenos Aires Motor Show, is an evolution of the Extrem concept vehicle that was originally presented in Sao Paulo back in 2012.

Like with the study, the production version will be designed and developed by Nissan’s Global Design Center and Nissan Design America studios in San Diego and Rio, its local satellite outfit.

Assembly will take place at Nissan’s Resende Industrial Complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it will be built alongside the March and Versa. The automaker mentions that the Kicks is viewed as a global offering, but says it will study the business case for launching it in other regions.