The Japanese automaker, Nissan has released the teaser of the production Nissan Kicks that will be unveiled make its public debut at the inaugural event of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Nissan also announced it to be the official car of the Olympic games. First showcased at the 2014 Sao Paulo Auto Show as a Concept version, the car will be unveiled on May 3 at the start of the Rio Olympics torch relay across Brazil.
Though, the Nissan Kicks Concept itself is an evolution of the Nissan Extrem concept that was showcased at the 2012 Sao Paulo Auto Show. The second concept, led by Global Design Center Nissan in Japan, was designed by Nissan Design America based in San Diego with inputs from Nissan Design America Rio based in Sao Paulo and was confirmed by Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn in January this year.
Nissan Kicks is based on the company's V-platform that also underpins the Nissan Micra and the Sunny sedan. And this is also one reason reason that strengthens the speculation about Kicks SUV touching the Indian shore. In India, the compact SUV will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine that will include a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Nissan has also confirmed that the Nissan Kicks will be built at the Resende Industrial Complex in Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil.