Reports state that Nissan has confirmed its plans to launch the Kicks SUV for the Indonesian market in May this year. Sources also revealed that the production of this SUV has already begun in January 2016.
Nissan’s Kick has been spied testing in Brazil on several occasions. While competition in the Indonesian market for the Kicks will comprise of the Honda BR-V and the Toyota Rush, Nissan’s new vehicle promises more five-seating configurations than the rivals. Internationally, the Kicks is positioned below the Juke and is based on the V-based platform that does duty in the Micra and Sunny.
Sources admit that the car has similar design cues as the Mazda CX-5. The Nissan Kicks has a distinct butch design language that features a large chrome front grille that’s flanked by two angular headlamps whose lines extend to the fenders. The Brazilian Kicks is expected to come equipped with a 1.6-litre petrol motor when it’s due to launch in August 2016 and will roll out of their plant in Resende. Nissan India is also contemplating the launch of the Kicks for the Indian market in 2017.