The Japanese auto major has been teasing the new crossover SUV that was set to be debuted at the ongoing 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show. And here you are, Nissan has revealed the new crossover SUV concept, they call it - ‘Kick’!
Speaking of the designing cues, its a similar crossover territory - high riding position, chunky wheel arches, sloping roofline and it borrows lil’ funkyness from its sibling Juke. Undoubtedly, Nissan’s ‘V’ shaped SUV grille is on board in Kick like its clan. With respect to dimensions, Kick measures 4300mm of length, 1800mm of width and is 1600mm tall, offering a wheelbase of 2620mm.
“What we try to achieve is this kind of duality. It fits your pragmatic needs but also provides a sense of style and an extra sense of substance that we feel is missing in the market right now,” said Project Lead Designer Hiren Patel of Nissan Design America.
“The main inspiration for this concept was the contrast that we saw in the grey tones of the urban settings in São Paulo and the bright natural colors that we saw near our studio in Rio,” said Robert Bauer, Chief Designer at the Rio studio. “How to combine these two, the more grey urban tones with the bright sunset orange that we would see – this combination we thought was really uniquely Brazilian.”
With the ‘Kick’ it seems like Nissan has varied purpose, the production version could land in other developing markets like Brazil (maybe India) as an alternative to the premium Juke. Backing this up, Taro Ueda, Vice President of Nissan Design America - ‘ Team has a bigger ambition for this concept’. He added further, “It’s not only just for the Brazilian market, but we capture the idea of Brazil and then we apply it to our global design improvement, making a stronger design lineup for future Nissan designs.”
Source : CarDekho