On the eve of the web there were photos from tests of the prototype of the new crossover Venucia, and model sketches. Now the brand has distributed a teaser of the serial crossover. Judging by the images, the company will launch a jeep in the size of Nissan Kicks. By the way, like the Japanese car, the Chinese cross will be available with a two-tone body. The name of the novelty and its characteristics are not revealed yet.
The Venucia brand was created by Nissan and Dongfeng in 2010 specifically for China market. At first, the re-manufactured old Nissanas were produced under the brand, then independent models appeared, based on the platform from the Japanese car. Most likely, the new cross Venucia is also built on the Nissan platform. It is possible that the novelty is based on the platform V – it is also the basis of Kicks.
In China, sales of the Venucia cross start in the fourth quarter of this year.
By the way, Nissan Kicks is also available to Chinese buyers, for the Chinese market it is produced at Nissan and Dongfeng JV. The length of this model is 4 295 mm, width – 1 760 mm, height – 1,588 mm, wheelbase size is 2 620 mm. In China, Kicks is represented with a 124-strong atmospheric 1.5 family of HR, which is combined with a five-speed manual or variator Xtronic. The drive is front only.
The price of Kicks starts at a mark of 99,800 yuan. The new Venucia crossover will certainly be cheaper.
Let’s note, Venucia sales are growing: in 2017 in China sold 145,205 vehicles against 114,383 units in 2016. However, to Nissan, and to Dongfeng the brand is far away: the Japanese company sold 1 118 085 cars in China last year, Dongfeng – 639,248 units.