An expressive and modern design, excellent fuel consumption, intelligent technology and new driver safety make Nissan Kicks a success in the region
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Sales of the Nissan Kicks ended positively in fiscal year 2017 with more than 58,000 vehicles sold in Latin America. According to this figure, 6.5 vehicles were sold every hour in 2017. Another way to look at it: One Nissan Kicks was sold in Latin America every 10 minutes.
On top of its regional success, Nissan Kicks was the top-selling SUV in Brazil in March – ahead of other SUVs in different segments. High consumer acceptance of this audacious crossover in the region is based on five main features:
Interior and exterior appearance were equally important during the design stage of the Nissan Kicks. The exterior design incorporates daring lines characteristic of Nissan's DNA. These include the V-motion grille and LED headlights, with special touches that give it a dramatic effect and make it attractive for the Latin American market.
The Kicks' interior denotes quality and a futuristic design thanks to its coupé-style floating roof that creates an ambient visual experience, and a modern dashboard with a 7-inch screen and built-in entertainment and information system.
Nissan Kicks gives both driver and passenger luxury, protection and comfort. The latest-generation, NASA-inspired zero gravitytechnology seats fitted in the top-of-the-range version optimize comfort, reduce fatigue and increase safety.
Another feature is its spacious interior that provides optimum comfort for the head and knees of all passengers, plenty of luggage space (with a capacity of 432 liters, one of the largest in the range), and reclining back seats.
Balance between performance and comfort
Thanks to the combination of its advanced engine and the lightest design in its category, Nissan Kicks gets good fuel economy. Its second-generation 1.6-liter engine and XTRONIC CVT transmission make it the perfect ally for city driving, with excellent performance and low fuel consumption.
The Kicks is also a pioneer in innovation. It is the first vehicle in the segment to incorporate the Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept with an Intelligent Around View® (I-AVM) monitor with 360-degree vision and driver-assistance systems such as Forward Emergency Brake and Forward Collision Warning– both ofwhich provide a safer driving experience.
A multi-functional instrument panel with 12 displays and built-in navigation system greet drivers as soon as they get in the vehicle, with Nissan Intelligence Key® technology to get started.
The Nissan Kicks driving experience has evolved thanks to its intelligent features. Intelligent Trace Controlestablishes the line of curves to calculate individual braking force in tires. Intelligent Ride Control cushions braking force when passing over speed humps or divots. And Intelligent Engine Breakdetects road conditions to provide smoother deceleration.
An award-winning vehicle
Nissan Kicks was developed to face the challenges of city driving. Global sale of the Nissan Kicks began in Brazil and soon followed by other Latin American and global markets. Awards Nissan Kicks has received include:
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Date Posted: April 12, 2018