As sales in Europe hinder big automotive manufacturers, emerging and developing markets are becoming key to sales. Proof of this is the turnout that the 2012 Brazilian motor show has had. Big players such as VW, Porsche, Lamborghini and even Bugatti attended. Nissan are looking to expand their line-up with some affordable new models that also turn heads. The Extrem Concept tests the water.
Speculated to be a CR-Z rival last week when teaser images were published, the Extrem turns out to be a crossover that has similar qualities to Honda’s hybrid. Using the Micra’s chassis, this concept car previews future styling, that clearly borrows from the GT-R, as well as outlining the potential development of a 2+2 crossover. Power comes from a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine and its manufacture would likely also take place in Brazil.