Nissan Kicks compact crossover expands into U.S. market

On November 29, Nissan Motor Corporation announced the release of the Kicks compact crossover to the U.S. market at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Developed for Brazil and other South American markets, the Kicks is scheduled for release to over 80 countries around the world.

The exterior features Nissan’s design language, including a V-Motion grille, boomerang headlights and taillights, and a floating roof, which makes the windows look like a visor wrapped around the front and sides.

The interior offers plenty of cargo space and one of the most spacious rear seating in its class, despite the coupe-like roofline. On the center of the dashboard is a 7.0-inch full color display and smartphone-compatible infotainment system.

The Kicks enhances Nissan’s lineup of crossovers for the U.S. market, which currently includes the Juke, Rogue Sport, Rogue and Murano.

Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)