The Nissan Kicks has officially been unveiled in Brazil. According to Nissan, the new B-segment crossover is meant for “busy city-dwellers,” and will go on sale in Brazil in August this year and other Latin American markets later. It will also be launched in over 80 countries.
Although no figures for the Kicks have been released, Nissan claims the model will have class-leading passenger space despite its coupé-like roofline. The concept on which it is based was 4300mm long and 1800mm wide, with a height of 1600mm; with similar dimensions, this would postion the production Kicks alongside models such as the Fiat 500X.
On the outside, the design team went for a more conventional bodywork than that of the frog-like Juke without trespassing the fine line between interesting and bland. On the inside, the Juke’s motorcycle tank-inspired center console made way for a more usable design.
Nissan has also introduced a version of its Around View Monitor 360 degree camera system, which now includes Moving Object Detection to alert the driver of any unseen hazards.
Along with the in-dash touchscreen, there’s plenty of neat tech touches to improve the driving experience. Four on-board cameras are used to provide an around-view display, showing a birds-eye view of what’s going on at all four corners of the car, which is useful for squeezing into the tight spaces outside your local coffee shop while you wait for a double vanilla decaf frappuccino.