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2011 Nissan Juke
Nissan is set to change the urban landscape… for the third time. Following in the wheeltracks of the Murano large crossover and then the successful Qashqai – the car that three years ago introduced the concept of a crossover as an alternative to the traditional C-segment hatchback – comes its younger brother, the Nissan Juke.

Designed to bring a breath of fresh air to the B-segment, Juke is a distinctive combination of SUV toughness and sporting style. Conceived to inject some masculinity and dynamism into the small car market, Juke combines a number of seeming contradictions beneath its highly individual lines.

“It takes the best elements of an SUV and sports car and combines them,” says Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Europe. “It’s roomy yet compact, robust yet dynamic and practical yet playful. These are qualities that seem to contradict each other, yet come together in Juke to create something that’s genuinely unique.”

Juke was created at Nissan Design Europe (NDE) in the heart of London, and refined at Nissan’s Design Centre (NDC) in Japan. Principle engineering took place in Japan with significant European input and Juke will be built in Nissan’s factory in Sunderland in the north-east of England.

“The design shows real optimism. By combining design elements from two genres to create a small, but striking Crossover that displays a genuine confidence and style. And those are qualities we also expect to find in a Juke customer,” said Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President for Design and Chief Creative Officer

From a design standpoint, the lower portion of Juke is pure SUV, with chunky wheels, wide tyres, extended ground clearance and a robust stance. But the top portion is unadulterated sports car, with a high waistline, slim visor-like side glass graphics and a coup
 

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That looks pretty bad. I somehow manage to like the wiperblades.
 

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I absolutely love the 370Z-ish tail-lamps.

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This car makes the Aztec look sexy.
 

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2011 Nissan JUKE Sports Cross Makes North American Debut
Highlights of the 2011 Nissan JUKE include:

Body
• Aggressive sports crossover styling
• Multi-reflector halogen headlights
• Turn signals integrated into upper front fenders
• Body-colored outside mirrors and front door handles
• "Hidden" black-colored rear door handles
• Body-colored front and rear bumpers
• Rear liftgate with fixed glass
• Intermittent rear window wiper
• Available auto on/off headlight
• Available fog lights
• Offered in eight exterior colors

Engine and Driveline
• Nissan "B" platform
• Front engine, front-wheel drive
• Available torque vectoring AWD system, which helps reduce understeer when cornering and enhance cornering feel
• Standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder with 180+ horsepower, 170+ lb-ft of torque
• Standard Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-Mode
• Available 6-speed manual transmission (1.6 SV FWD and 1.6 SL FWD models only)

Suspension, Steering and Braking
• Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
• Torsion beam rear suspension (FWD) or multi-link rear suspension (AWD models only)
• Front and rear stabilizer bars
• Vehicle-speed-sensing electric power-assisted steering
• Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
• 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P215/55R17 all-season tires

Models and Manufacturing
• Offered in eight well-equipped models: JUKE S CVT FWD, JUKE S CVT AWD, JUKE SV CVT FWD, JUKE SV M/T FWD, JUKE SV CVT AWD, JUKE SL CVT FWD, JUKE SL M/T FWD, JUKE SL CVT AWD
• Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd in Oppama, Japan

2011 Nissan JUKE Sport Cross

Key Dimensions and Specifications

Models JUKE S, JUKE SV, JUKE SL

Engine 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder
180+ horsepower, 170+ lb-ft of torque

Transmission Xtronic CVT with S-Mode (Continuously Variable Transmission) or 6-speed manual transmission (1.6 SV FWD and 1.6 SL FWD models only)

Drive Configuration Front engine, front-wheel drive or torque vectoring AWD system

Wheels/Tires 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P215/55R17 all-season tires

Suspension Independent MacPherson strut front suspension, torsion beam rear suspension (FWD) or multi-link rear (AWD), front and rear stabilizer bars

Braking Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)

Steering Vehicle-speed-sensing electric power-assisted steering

Wheelbase 99.6 inches

Length 162.4 inches

Width 69.5 inches

Height 61.8 inches

Seating Capacity 5-passenger
 

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First Drive: 2011 Nissan Juke
Which brings us back to the Juke's stated mission. Despite its playful handling, supportive seats, and Turbo/DI horsepower credentials, we don't see the Juke as a car for performance-minded enthusiasts. Or "aggressive attention seekers," for that matter. Especially since the drivetrain configuration that would appeal to that sort of guy - the manual with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive - won't be available. We see it as a distinctively styled, quick, fun-to-drive alternative to the Suzuki SX4. It might even step in for a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV-4 when it goes on sale this November. But we definitely won't be recommending it to any twentysomething young dudes who are considering a used sports coupe.


2011 Nissan Juke - First Drive Review
And now, Nissan builds a Rogue for the boys.

What’s in a Name?


The Juke can handle a corner as well. Although the seating position and center of gravity are ratcheted up, the Juke feels stable and eager to change direction. It shares a floor pan with the Versa, but not its rear suspension. The Juke’s rear is supported by a tangle of steel multi-links. The suspension works in concert with a sort of performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system that uses two separate electronically controlled wet clutch packs on the rear axle. The clutches distribute engine torque left or right for sharper steering response when a brace of sensors monitoring steering angle, lateral g load, and yaw rate report that it’s needed. All-wheel drive will probably cost $1200 to $1600 extra, with a fuel-economy penalty of 1 to 2 mpg compared to the 30-mpg expected city/highway combined number for the front-driver.

On dry roads, the clutch packs on either side of the aluminum-case rear differential are clamped tight for a 50/50 torque distribution (a dash switch allows you to disable the system for two-wheel-drive running). In corners or when starting off from a dead stop, the system clamps and unclamps the two sides as needed, shifting more engine torque to the outside wheels to help push the nose in the desired direction. Just as it is in the upscale SUVs with similar systems, the net effect is a livelier helm and a distinct lack of understeer. Nobody who loves a Mini’s hyper-reactive steering will think it anything special, but a Mazda 3 owner might.

Like a Mini, the Juke is highly stylized. The interior theme is “robo-biotic” says Nissan, meaning a fusion of organic and mechanical. Maybe, but the best aspects are the motorcycle cues, such as the center console that looks like a crotch rocket’s fuel tank. The best thing the Juke has going for it is its unique package. A small pseudo-crossover with extroverted styling, satisfying power, and competent handling at a relatively low price is territory that hasn’t been explored yet. We see a compelling combination.


Nissan Juke: Revenge Of The Mosquito
Power comes courtesy of an all-new 1.6-liter turbocharged and direct-injected 4-cylinder with about 180 bhp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. The Juke I was driving was an early production model; Nissan will have more concrete power figures in August; the Juke goes on sale in the U.S. in October.

Although there’s some turbo lag down low (masked somewhat by the CVT—but then, you have to put up with an annoying CVT), once it comes on boost it’s impressively strong. All-wheel-drive models come only with the CVT, but fwd models can be equipped with a 6-speed manual, which unfortunately we didn’t get to test, as there are only two Jukes in the country right now.

The Juke’s sporty handling was as surprising as its engine: Nissan wants the Juke to be thought of as a competitor for the Mini Cooper, and feels the Juke buyer could also be “a guy who would be considering a used BMW 3 Series.” That’s probably a bit of a stretch for the Juke, but body roll is minimal, grip is excellent and the Juke flat out eats up bumpy, twisty back roads. It’s dare I say: Fun. Helping the all-wheel-drive model in the handling department is the first B-segment use of rear torque vectoring, which transfers power left and right between the rear wheels. The one downside when driving the car with aggression is the CVT, which can be shifted manually, but still seems to get confused as to what “gear” you want it to be in, and at times has a mind of its own.

The Juke will start under $20,000, with fully loaded awd models coming in around $25,000. Overall, the Juke works, and works well. The big question will be whether its polarizing styling turns people away, or brings them in.
 

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One of the ugliest ****s I've seen from Nisssan so far, a Hyndai badge would fit it a lot better...
 

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Cobra Tries to Roughen Up the Nissan Juke
It has taken a while for tuners to warm up to the Nissan Juke, but we're slowly starting to see some new aftermarket products for the Japanese firm's odd-looking small crossover. One of the fist tuners to get their hands on the Juke is Germany's Cobra Technology, which created a styling set designed to give the Japanese crossover a more rugged-ish look.

As with other crossover and SUV models, Cobra Technology's first line of order is to fit a stainless-steel front grille guard that is said to meet European pedestrian safety standards. Optionally, buyers can add a pair of LED daytime running lights.




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Word is that ugly is the new beauty.
 

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That car actually makes me feel sick.
 

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Shopped Nissan Juke Becomes Reality...Sort of
Remember that Nissan Juke photoshop from a couple of months back? You know the one: black paint, lowered ride height, yellow headlights and green Volk Rays VR.G2 alloys? Well, someone has fitted the VR.G2s to an otherwise stock standard Nissan Juke and the result is...underwhelming.




A little bit better.
 

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Impul Nissan Juke




The Juke makes no apologies for being in your face and overall polarizing. I like the fact this tuning package takes it to the next level and gives you a big F U.
 
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