Sunderland, United Kingdom
|Predecessor||Nissan Terrano II|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Nissan B platform|
1.5 L HR15DE I4|
1.6 L MR16DDT Turbo I4
1.6 L HR16DE I4
1.5 L Renault K9K I4 diesel
|Wheelbase||2,530 mm (99.6 in)|
|Length||4,125 mm (162.4 in)|
|Width||1,765 mm (69.5 in)|
|Height||1,570 mm (61.8 in)|
2,912 lb (1,321 kg) (MT)|
2,941 lb (1,334 kg) (Fully Loaded MT)
2,959 lb (1,342 kg) (Base CVT)
3,009 lb (1,365 kg) (Fully Loaded CVT)
3,146 lb (1,427 kg) (Base AWD)
3,210 lb (1,456 kg) (Fully Loaded AWD)
The Nissan Juke is a mini-crossover released by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan during 2010. The production version made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March, and was introduced to North America at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.
On 11 February 2009 Nissan announced that the model would go into production at the Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (NMUK) plant in Washington, UK, during 2010 following its appearance as the Nissan Qazana concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Washington plant manufactures for the European market, while Nissan's facility in Oppama, Japan, produces the vehicle for all other countries and is the sole supplier of the all-wheel drive variant. The car was launched in the UK on 24 September 2010.
In Japan, where the car was launched on 9 June 2010, orders totalled 10,943 units in its first month, surpassing Nissan's monthly target of 1,300 by a wide margin. By 5 October 2010, Japanese sales had increased to 20,000 while European and US figures also exceeded expectations with orders for 30,000 and 17,500 cars taken for the respective markets.
The car's profile is dominated by the prominent wheel arches and the body's high waistline, which combine to give an impression of strength and which contrast with the slim side windows. Echoing a style first seen on the Maxima, Nissan's high performance electric coupé concept shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, the glasshouse resembles a crash helmet visor. A coupé-like appearance is achieved by the rear door handles being located near the C-pillars, within the window frame. The sport motif continues inside with the red- or grey-painted centre console bearing similarity to a motorcycle fuel tank.
The front end features a stacked array of lights. Running lamps and indicators are mounted atop the front wings, their lenses visible from inside the cabin as an aid to manoeuvring. Below them, under the lower edges of an expansive, curved grille, the main headlamps are intended to be reminiscent of those fitted to rally cars during the 1960s and 1970s. Where fitted, fog lamps are situated on a third level within the sump guard at the bottom.
Common to all but base models is Nissan's Integrated Control System, dubbed I-CON: a command module that sits in the lower dashboard, which manages both the climate control and the vehicle's drive mode (Normal, Sport or Eco). Its display and nomenclature change according to the function selected.
97 km/h (60–0 mph): 38m (124 ft)
(With MR16DDT engine only)
- 97 km/h (0–60 mph): 7.3 s (CVT)
- 400 m (1/4 mile): 15.2 s at 147.9 km/h (91.9 mi/h)
- Top speed: 219.2 km/h (137 mi/h)
(With MR16DDT engine)
The Juke has different trim designations depending on international markets.
Three levels are available with the MR16DDT engine: S, SV and SL. U.S. shipments of the Nissan Juke might be interrupted by the Japanese assembly plants being shutdown because of the March 2011 earthquake and power shortages. The U.S. spec 2012 Nissan Juke might be affected by this. It is also possible Nissan might use its England assembly plant to make up for any possible shortages.
ReactionReviews by the motoring press have been generally positive. While some liked the Juke's unusual styling, several noted that it represented a brave design choice by Nissan that could divide the opinions of car buyers. Test drives have provided conflicting reports about the car's ride and handling: the body lean and steering response have each been singled out for praise and criticism in equal measure. However, the overall response indicated that the Juke is expected to be a success. One reviewer wrote:
Nissan ambitiously expects to sell 20,000 Jukes in its first full year of production, which will be 2011. And I can see that happening. A plague of Jukes is about to descend on the landscape, devouring young mums and their offspring and raising eyebrows wherever they go. Expect an unfamiliar looking car to start becoming very familiar indeed.
Awards and recognition
- Nissan Juke received Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick in 2011.
- Nissan Juke named 2011 CUV of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association.
- It was also awarded Semperit Irish Car of the Year for 2011 on 25 November 2010.
On December 8, 2011 Nissan announced a recall of 28,294 MY 2011 Juke vehicles sold worldwide concerning the boost sensor bracket which could break off from the air inlet tube, causing the engine to stall.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Nissan Juke Press Pack". Nissan Press. 2009-05-16. http://www.nissanpress.co.uk/juke/html/press-pack.htm. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Nissan/Infiniti News Room". Nissannews.com. http://www.nissannews.com/newsrelease.do?id=1060&mid=1. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
- ↑ "Nissan Qazana concept car (2010)". Car Magazine. 2009-02-11. http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/First-Official-Pictures/Nissan-Qazana-concept-car-2010-first-photos-110209/. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan Sunderland Plant Celebrates Juke Launch". Nissan Press. 2010-08-26. http://www.nissanpress.co.uk/press_site/releases/arc_2010/61519nis.htm. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Funky Nissan Juke launched to great reception in Japan". globalpost.com. 2010-07-12. http://www.globalpost.com/webblog/wheels/funky-nissan-juke-launched-great-reception-japan. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan Juke sells like hot cakes". autoevolution.com. 2010-10-05. http://www.autoevolution.com/news/nissan-juke-sells-like-hotcakes-25031.html. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
- ↑ "Nissan Juke first drive". Auto Express. http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/252751/nissan_juke.html. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan Juke SL AWD". Drivencarreviews.com. 2010-09-03. http://drivencarreviews.com/?p=3035. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "First Test: 2011 Nissan Juke SV". Motortrend.com. http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suvs/1008_2011_nissan_juke_sv_test/index.html. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "2011 Nissan Juke SL - Short Take Road Test". Caranddriver.com. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/car/10q3/2011_nissan_juke_sl-short_take_road_test. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 "Juke". Nissan USA. http://www.nissanusa.com/juke/?intcmp=2011_Juke.Promo.Homepage.Home.P2. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan Japan: Juke". .nissan.co.jp. http://www2.nissan.co.jp/JUKE/. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan adds Juke 16GT and 16GT FOUR grades". Nissan Global. 2010-11-02. http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/2010/_STORY/101102-01-e.html. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
- ↑ "Nissan Juke 1.6 DiG-T review". Car Magazine. 2010-07-08. http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/First-drives/Nissan-Juke-16-DiG-T-2010-CAR-review/. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ English, Andrew (2010-07-13). "Nissan Juke review". London: Telegraph.co.uk. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufacturers/nissan/7879363/Nissan-Juke-review.html. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ cars (2010-09-28). "MSN Cars: Nissan Juke". Cars.uk.msn.com. http://cars.uk.msn.com/reviews/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=154078643. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Yahoo! Cars: Nissan Juke". Uk.cars.yahoo.com. http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/09072010/36/nissan-juke-0.html. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi Tekna first drive". Autocar. http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Nissan-Juke-1.5-dCi-Tekna/251189/. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ Gibson, Ken (2010-07-09). "Nissan's Juke rocks". London: The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/motors/ken_gibson/3047874/Nissans-Juke-rocks.html. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan Juke road test". Honest John.co.uk. 2010-07-10. http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/nissan/juke. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- ↑ "Nissan Juke vs. a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model [Videos] | AutoGuide.com News". Autoguide.com. 2011-02-15. http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/02/nissan-juke-vs-a-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-model-videos.html. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
- ↑ "Model Search". CNN. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011_swimsuit/modelsearch/#/home.
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