Nissan Teases a New Concept Car
Nissan has released a teaser of a brand-new concept car that’s set to make its debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil on October 28th, 2014. Although the automaker has declined to reveal any info and the teaser photo is anything but revealing, there are certain details that lead us to believe Nissan preparing to introduce a near-production version of its upcoming mini SUV. Specifically, we’re talking about a very toned-down version of the Extrem Concept that was showcased during the same event back in 2012.
If it doesn’t ring a bell, the Extrem Concept was a compact crossover roughly based on the Micra hatch and designed by the company’s studio in San Diego. The concept previewed a future vehicle to be sold only in the South American market, and it appears the Japanese automaker has spent the last couple of years giving it a more down-to-earth look. The teaser reveals a near-production front fascia that incorporates styling cues seen on the 2015 Murano, but it seems the coupe-like roofline of the Extrem Concept remains in place.
Of course, Nissan will further revise the concept before launching the production car, but major changes aren’t likely. Stay tuned to TopSpeed for additional details from the Sao Paulo Motor Show on October 28th.
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Why it matters
Judging by the size of it, the unnamed Nissan crossover will compete against the Ford EcoSport and the Chevrolet Tracker in South America; the latter is sold as Trax in the United States. Although the crossover is likely to become an affordable and fuel-efficient proposition in a market that is hot here in the U.S., there’s little chance we’ll get it in the United States. Nissan already has the Juke waiting for the EcoSport, should Ford decide to release it here, and adding a similar vehicle to its North American lineup wouldn’t make much sense.