Nissan Kicks celebrates its third anniversary

In 2016 Mexico became the first country where Nissan Kicks was incorporated to the offer of products of the assembler, and in a short time has become one of the favorite cars of the public not only in the country, but throughout Latin America.

Nissan Kicks. Image: bringatrailer.com
Nissan Kicks. Image: bringatrailer.com

Inspired by the culture of Latin American customers, this crossover was the first Nissan vehicle in the region to incorporate the global vision of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility brand, through which it seeks to transform the way vehicles are driven, driven and integrated into society.

"Since its inception, Nissan Kicks has been successful throughout the region, positioning itself within the tastes of Latin American consumers. We are very proud to celebrate the third anniversary of Kicks," said Luis Alberto Perez Ettedgui, Director of Marketing for Nissan Latin America.

Nissan Kicks has inspired several special editions throughout the region. Specifically in Mexico, the Kicks Fan Edition offered a particular selection of interior and exterior colors and accents that made it unique. The paint for this edition is two-tone: the distinctive "floating" roof is white, while the body is adorned with the flagship blue of this version.

Added to this version was the great acceptance of the special edition Kicks Dark Light which was part of Nissan's sponsorship with Star Wars and was offered in two presentations: a two-tone - white body with a black roof - and another entirely in black.

The origin of Nissan Kicks began in the Extrem concept car, presented at the Auto Show in São Paulo in 2012, and later in the evolution of it in the Kicks concept car unveiled at the same Auto Show two years later.

In 2016 Nissan Aguascalientes A1 in Mexico became the first plant in the world to produce Nissan Kicks. In 2017, the Nissan plant in Resende started the production of Kicks derived from the training and expertise received from the A1 plant team in Aguascalientes, where in addition to this compact, Nissan Sentra, Nissan March, and Nissan Versa are produced.

In Mexico, Nissan Kicks offers two transmission options: the first is a five-speed manual for the Sense grade; while the Advance and Exclusive versions have an improved CVT XTronic D-Step.

Safety technologies include chassis control, which benefits from a suite of advanced electronic systems including Active Trace Control, Active Ride Control, and Active Engine Brake.

Currently 22 markets in the region market the crossover, which has transcended borders and is already sold in 22 additional markets in other regions of the world. To supply these 44 markets, Nissan Kicks, in addition to being produced in Mexico and Brazil, is manufactured in Thailand, India, and China.

Source: Vision Automotriz

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