Nissan has unveiled the Extrem concept car at the 2012 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. The Japanese car maker showed its dedication to the Brazilian market in return of good sales figures from the country in 2011 with this small crossover concept. The Extrem concept is a product solely designed and dedicated for Brazil and will be manufactured there as well. The design was derived at Nissan Design America (NDA) in San Diego along with designers from Brazil. This Crossover is designed as an urban rally car where the name suggests it all. This small car can manoeuvre through city and street roads and is well powered to handle even the tough terrains that it comes through.
The Nissan Extrem Crossover is based on the Nissan V-platform which, among other cars, is also shared by the famous Micra and Sunny. When launched, it will be priced in the mid range and not so much as an expensive car. From the design it looks quite upmarket and attracts a lot of attention. The front facia holds a large air dam where the Nissan logo seems well protected by the U-shaped metal lining. The headlamps seem to be derived from the Nissan 370Z. The rearward sloping roofline just adds to the beauty of the car.
The Extrem crossover is powered by a 1.6-litre, direct injection, turbocharged petrol (DIG-T) engine. There will be both, front-wheel and four-wheel drive options available. The Crossover stands at 3850 mm in length with a wheelbase of 2450 mm. This is 9 mm shorter than Volkswagen Taigun crossover which was also revealed at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. The Extrem is 1765 mm wide and is 1530 mm tall. Nissan claims that the Extrem design is a look into the future design offerings from the Japanese carmaker. About the Extrem crossover, Nissan says it is still a concept and will not jump into production any time soon.