Here comes the Nissan Juke!

12 Feb 2010 | 2,378 views | No Comment
And now, for something different….very different. But we must say, refreshingly so. Nissan, which is quickly developing a reputation for pushing the envelope—thank goodness, we say-- is pushing it even further with this new small crossover that is to be priced, we understand, between the Nissan Rogue and the Nissan Murano. It’s called the Juke, and it continues an industry-wide trend of well-equipped, beautiful small cars that can reasonably command a premium on the market. That’s fully in keeping with what consumers apparently want: Excellent fuel economy, interior room, small size, but all of the accoutrements of larger automobiles. We expect far more of these kinds of expressive small cars as we get closer to the 2015/2016 CAFÉ deadline by which all fleets of car companies must average 35 miles per gallon. The Nissan Juke, will join the Nissan lineup in the United States in fall 2010, and it will have its official unveiling at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The North American version of Juke is scheduled to debut at the New York Auto Show in late March. Nissan says, “The compact Juke, which was inspired by the Nissan Qazana concept car, was designed and developed to give customers a sporty crossover alternative to traditional small hatchback vehicles. In North America, Juke will join a strong tradition of Nissan crossovers -- including the popular Nissan Murano and Rogue -- in providing both dynamic style and an exhilarating driving experience.” The news release adds, “The new Juke is highlighted by a highly distinctive design, which includes a robust stance, high waistline, complex curves, coupe-like profile and aggressive wheels and tires. The bold interior design features a wide center console that takes its inspiration from a motorcycle fuel tank. More information and photography will be available soon.”

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