At the Sao Paulo Motor Show that will kick off on Wednesday, Nissan will unveil the Extrem concept car, its first such design exercise aimed specifically at the Brazilian market.
The concept is being called an urban compact sports car and features a 2+2 seating arrangement, meaning the back seats may not be practically usable by fully-grown adults.
The concept uses the same 1.6-liter DIG-T turbo inline-four engine found in the Nissan Juke, being only its second application in Nissan's stable. Like the Juke, a production version, once signed off on, would be offered with either front- or all-wheel-drive, the latter also getting the Juke's Torque Vectoring system that sends more torque to the outside wheels to aid in cornering.
Like the Juke, the Extrem is meant to appeal to young professionals who want to make a statement. The concept sports wraparound glass, floating roof rails, see-through A-pillars, and detached C pillars. The concept rides on 19-inch, six-spoke wheels.
The concept was designed by San Diego-based Nissan Design America, but Brazilian designers worked with the American team. The actual car itself was built in Brazil.
Nissan has no immediate plans for production, though elements of the styling are said to be indicative of the design direction of future Nissan products.