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Αυτό είναι και επίσημα το Nissan Kicks, ένα νέο crossover που αρχικά θα πωλείται στην αγορά της Βραζιλίας και στις υπόλοιπες λατινικές χώρες, αλλά αργότερα θα πωλείται σε όλο τον κόσμο.

Το αυτοκίνητο, περιγράφεται ως ένα κομψό crossover που χτίστηκε για τους πολυάσχολους κατοίκους των πόλεων, αποτελώντας την έκδοση παραγωγής του Kicks concept που είχε παρουσιαστεί στην έκθεση του Σάο Πάολο πίσω το 2014. Ο σχεδιασμός του αυτοκινήτου παραγωγής, παραμένει πιστός σε αυτόν του πρωτότυπου, χάνοντας φυσικά όλα εκείνα τα έντονα φουτουριστικά στοιχεία. Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχει κοφτό τιμόνι, οθόνη 7″ του συστήματος ενημέρωσης και ψυχαγωγίας που επωφελείται του συστήματος Around View Monitor και σύνδεση με smartphone.

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Το compact crossover θα κατασκευάζεται στο εργοστάσιο της ιαπωνικής εταιρίας στο Μεξικό, αλλά και στο εργοστάσιό της στο Ρίο ντε Τζανέιρο της Βραζιλίας. Αποτελεί προϊόν του σχεδιαστικού κέντρου Nissan Design America (NDA) στο San Diego και του Design America – Rio (NDA-R) στη Βραζιλία. Τοποθετείται ανάμεσα στα Juke και Qashqai και κατασκευάζεται πάνω στην πλατφόρμα του Micra, έχοντας μεγαλύτερες διαστάσεις από αυτές του Juke που χρησιμοποιεί την B0 πλατφόρμα της Renault-Nissa, μιας και το Kicks έχει μήκος 4.295 mm, πλάτος 1.760 mm, ύψος 1.590 mm και μεταξόνιο 2.610 mm.

Η Nissan δεν αποκάλυψε τους κινητήρες με τους οποίους θα είναι διαθέσιμο, αλλά η λογική λέει πως ανάμεσά τους θα βρίσκεται και ο 1.600αρης ατμοσφαιρικός των 110 ίππων που θα συνδυάζεται είτε με ένα 5-τάχυτο μηχανικό κβιώτιο, είτε με CVT. Οι πωλήσεις του στη Βραζιλία θα ξεκινήσουν από τον Αύγουστο.

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Nissan unveils Kicks, its all-new global compact crossover

Nissan Kicks, ready to tackle the intensity of the urban jungle

  • Aimed at city-living customers
  • Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection, segment first in the region, to offer a step on the road to Nissan Intelligent Mobility
  • Brazil sales start in August, followed by other Latin American markets later in fiscal year 2016
  • To be launched in more than 80 countries

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Nissan’s global leadership in the crossover segment will be further strengthened by the arrival of the all-new Nissan Kicks.

The production Nissan Kicks retains the basic design cues taken from the Kicks Concept – first shown at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in 2014 – and is a stylish crossover built for busy city-dwellers to tackle everything the city can throw at it.

To meet initial Brazilian demand, Kicks will be produced at Nissan’s benchmark plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Ramp-up to full production will start within FY16 at the Nissan facility in Resende, Rio de Janeiro – the site of a $192 million (R$750 million) investment to prepare for Kicks.

Kicks features established design signatures, such as Nissan’s V-motion grille, boomerang head and taillights, and the floating roof with a “wrap-around visor” look to the windscreen and side glass.

During the engineering process, much attention was paid to the car’s overall aerodynamic performance – not only to benefit its dynamic performance, but also its overall refinement by reducing wind noise.

Inside, the story is one of quality and futuristic design in a cabin full of innovative features expected by a target audience who are technology hungry. The interior promises best in class passenger space in the rear – despite the coupé-like roofline – as well as one of the largest load areas in its class.

Front seat occupants face the latest version of Nissan’s modern and simple Gliding Wing dashboard design, which is dominated by a centrally mounted seven-inch full color display housing a comprehensive infotainment system with Smartphone connectivity.

Among the other technology on-board, Kicks will feature Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection, which use four on-board cameras to present a view of the car and to warn the driver of any unseen hazards. This is a segment first in the region and, taken together, offers a step on the road to Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

A sporting flavor is provided by the flat-bottom steering wheel, while the crossover stance provides a high eye point to give the driver an empowering viewpoint of the road ahead.

“With Kicks, we have developed a compact crossover in the best Nissan tradition, and thanks to the unmatched experience, we have in creating vehicles to meet the needs of car-buyers around the world,” said Keno Kato, corporate vice president, Product Planning, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Kicks will offer best-in-class design, convenience and technological innovation. And, it will demonstrate Nissan’s commitment to Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Kicks is a car to confidently take on the city.”

Nissan Kicks sales will begin first in Brazil in August, followed by Latin American left-hand drive markets later in fiscal year 2016. And ultimately, it will be introduced in more than 80 global markets.

Full details of Kicks prices, specifications and equipment will be released closer to its on-sale date.

Nissan Kicks Dimensions (mm)
Length 4,295
Width 1,760
Height 1,590
Wheelbase 2,610

About Nissan Motor Co. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at Nissan-Global.com/EN/.