Debuted at 2014 Sao Paolo Motor Show as a concept car, now the Japanese carmaker, Nissan officially announces the production-spec of Kicks. This is the newest compact crossover from Nissan that’s likely postioned below Juke (even though I prefer Kicks as a Juke successor). Nissan Kicks is described as a ‘stylish crossover built for busy city-dwellers’.
In terms of exterior design, Kicks comes up with latest trend design in automotive industry. Just take a look at it, the 4-door car has a funky design, floating pillar, and different color on the roof (I hope Nissan provides various colors for this part). Nissan’s designers redesigned some exterior parts so that 2017 Kicks has a more humanize design.
Up front, the Japanese car company redesigned the front fascia. The result is a more elegant with boomerang headlights that features LED Daytime Running Lights, and a bit bigger V-Motion grille. From side, you can see floating C-pillar that’s becoming a trend in car industry. Meanwhile at the rear, Nissan keeps the boomerang-shaped taillights. The designers just revised the combination.
Inside, the official photo from Nissan showed that the interior is dominated by orange accent just like its roof. Nissan claims that rear passengers can take a seat safely during the trip. Moreover, there are a flat-bottom steering wheel, 7-inch full color display for the infotainment system, which benefits from smartphone connectivity, Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection, a segment-first in the region.
Unfortunately, Nissan hasn’t released any technical specification yet. Maybe it will be announced approaching its launching in August for Brazil. And for other Latin America countries at the end of 2016. Nissan said that 2017 Kicks will be sold in more than 80 countries. And I hope Indonesia will be one of them.
Text: Andhika Pradityo
Photos: Nissan Brazil