Nissan revela mundialmente o seu mais novo crossover compacto: K

Nissan Brazil has released more photos of the all-new Kicks as it poses in various parts of Brazil, where the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will take place. The carmaker has yet to reveal full details on the B-segment crossover but it is understood that the Kicks will be sold in more than 80 countries, with Brazil being the first.

Occupying the space between the Juke and Qashqai, the Kicks, which is also the Games’ official car, will first be assembled at Nissan’s benchmark plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico before full-scale production starts at Nissan facility in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, later.

The interesting design includes the brand’s V-motion grille, boomerang headlamps and tail lamps and a floating roof look that gives the impression that the windshield extends to the end of the side windows.

Nissan revela mundialmente o seu mais novo crossover compacto: K

Inside, Nissan’s latest Gliding Wing dashboard design greets passengers, accompanied by a seven-inch full colour infotainment system. The refreshing styling also includes bright-coloured leather and a flat-bottomed steering wheel unlike those found in current Nissan vehicles.

Other equipment available on the Kicks include an around-view monitor and moving object detection, with four cameras mounted at each corner (front, rear and sides) of the vehicle to warn drivers of hazards. Nissan also claims a segment-first in the region technology by offering its Intelligent Mobility system.

Still no word on the powertrain that will be fitted on the Kicks. It is rumoured that a 1.6 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 110 hp, paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox will be utilised. According to Nissan, all pricing details, technical specifications and variants will be announced as we approach its official launch in Brazil.