Nissan Kicks Debuts as Global CUV to Compete with Honda HR-V

Nissan has unveiled a new compact crossover that will do battle with the Honda HR-V and Mazda- CX-3.

The 2017 Nissan Kicks is a global CUV entry that will be sold in more than 80 countries. There’s no word yet if the Kicks will be sold in North America, but it might be a possibility as a Juke replacement. Rumours say the Juke will be discontinued in the near future, which would leave a Kick-sized gap in Nissan’s lineup.

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Debuting in Brazil, the Kicks is designed for people in the city and is characterized by a floating roof, Nissan’s V-motion grille and boomerang lights. Inside, Nissan promises that sloping roofline doesn’t affect passenger or cargo space, claiming that the Kicks has one of the largest load areas in its class.

The cabin features a seven-inch touchscreen and a flat bottom steering wheel along with technology like an around-view camera and moving object detection. The Nissan Kicks launches in Brazil this August. Pricing and full specifications will be announced closer to its launch.

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