Compact crossovers are now a huge fad among car manufacturers. The latest to join the fray is Nissan, with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announcing that their new concept, the Kicks, will be made into production. The Kicks was unveiled in Sao Paolo Motor Show back in 2014, showcasing Nissan’s answer to its sister company, the Renault Captur.

The Kicks was made possible thanks to the collaboration between its studios in Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, and Japan. The Kicks will be targeted to the South American market, and might roll over to other markets judging from its success. As for now, Nissan’s compact crossover comes in a form of the unorthodox Juke.nissan-kicks-7

No word on its technical specs as yet, but should it arrive in ASEAN markets, we would think the 1.2-litre turbocharged unit from the Captur would be an ideal option. The Nissan Kicks concept should be an ideal replacement to the archaic and forgotten X-Gear crossover, although the Kicks moniker will most probably not be used for this region.


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Travis Chang
Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...