Nissan Kicks in Special Concept for 2016
Nissan Motor Co., LTD.'s president and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn announced that the brand will unveil a new crossover vehicle that will be massively produced to all the world, starting with Latin American markets from 2016. The model is inspired by Kicks Concept car that was presented back at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show and will retain the Kicks name for production lineup.
After a vast investment of $192 million USD, Nissan Kicks will be produced at Nissan's Resende Industrial Complex in Rio de Janeiro State. The fascility was inaugurated in 2014 and currently produces March and Versa vehicle models. After the start of production, Nissan will hire about 600 additional employees and start a second shift at the facility.
Let us remind you that Nissan Kicks Concept debuted back at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show and was followed by a special show at the 2015 Buenos Aires Motor Show. Kick prototype marked the evolution of the Extrem concept vehicle that showed itself to the world in Sao Paulo in 2012 and since these glorious events Nissan continues to explore Brazilian and Latin American cultures, styles and trends in order to create the ultimate design.
Led by Global Design Center in Japan, Kick Concept was conceived through a collaboration between Nissan Design America in San Diego and Nissan Design America - Rio. Both teams are currently working in design and development in order to bring us passionate and highly-functional machine.