How would the Nissan Kicks look like in a perfect world? Here’s Fernando Morita’s guess

If you have been around MotorChase lately, you must have seen what the Toyota Etios could look like in a perfect world. The improved econobox was conceived by the Brazilian designer Fernando Morita, father of the DoniRosset. And Morita has not dedicated his efforts solely to the Etios, but also to a car that many regard as beautiful, the Nissan Kicks. If you have read our article, or even seen the car live, you may have had the same impression we have: it looks smaller and narrower than its competitors. Morita has worked on that. Check the original image below.

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And this is what it could look like. In a perfect world, or else, costing the same or even less than it does today.

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The car would be wider, lower and have bigger tires and wheels, for a better stance. It would also be longer, with a larger wheelbase. But a single change could already do an incredible difference: its tail lights. If they were wider, invading more of the liftgate, and lower, they would already give the impression that the car is also wider.

Morita says he understands the Kicks he has conceived could probably never make it in a regular carmaker. But what if? Which one would you prefer to buy? Specially if you could buy it with a bigger or a turbocharged engine? We rest our case, dear reader.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.

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