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Mike Stevens | Oct, 29 2014 | 4 Comments

Nissan will soon add yet another model to its growing stable of soft-roading SUVs, but this time for Brazil only.

Revealed today ahead of the Sao Paulo Auto Show, the new Kicks concept enters as an evolution of 2012’s Extrem concept, moving the design to a more production-ready look.

The Extrem’s three-door shape has been swapped for a conventional five-door layout, and there’s now a more muscular and rugged look to the overall shape.

The Kicks is the result of a collaboration between Nissan Design America in San Diego and its sister office in Rio, focused on developing a “fun but premium feel”.

“It’s fun to drive, but at the same time, a serious vehicle. It is designed to have the appearance of a striking premium car that captivates the look and to be a vehicle whose owners would be proud to own and drive,” Nissan’s design VP, Shiro Nakamura, says.

The Kicks measures 4300mm long and rides on a 2620mm wheelbase, making it longer than the Juke by 175 and 90mm respectively.

Any hopes that the Kicks will replace the ageing Juke must be kicked to the kerb however, with Nissan confirming the new compact SUV will be built and sold in Brazil.

MORE: Nissan SUVs | Concepts

 
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