The Nissan Juke was launched in the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. It was also unveiled in the 2010 New York International Auto Show the same year.
The Juke was introduced locally in October 2015 as Nissan Philippines wanted a visually unique model in their extensive lineup that young car buyers would be interested in. As expected, this subcompact automobile became a hit. Due to its success, additional N-style and N-trims variants were released.
The Nissan Juke’s look is tastefully peculiar and exudes a charming and fun vibe. It measures 4,135mm long, 1,765mm wide, and 1,580mm tall. Its fascia is adorned with a pair of rounded headlamps positioned near its nose and a set of park lamps and signal indicators that are both located on the top front.
The Juke’s body is wide with distinct curves and lines with bulging fenders. At the back, it features a sloping roofline with boomerang-shaped tail lights.
The Nissan Juke’s cabin is designed with playful curves that exude a fun and lively aura. The theme inside is piano black with red and blue illumination on the LCD and other instruments.
Drivers will be delighted with details such as the wide front windshield, the three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in leather, floating instrument panel, creatively-designed glossy center console, and well-placed pedals. The rear can comfortably accommodate two fully grown passengers. At the trunk, it can carry a cargo of 251 liters but can be extended to 851 liters when the passenger seats are folded flat.
Technology & Safety Feature
A noteworthy feature is the Integrated Control System or the I-CON system that allows drivers to manage the drive settings into Normal, Sport, or Eco modes with a single touch.
A 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connection provides entertainment inside this stylish crossover. Other features include automatic climate control, cruise control, smart key fob.
In terms of safety, it is equipped with a good number of SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, and five three-point seatbelts.
Platform & Chassis
The Nissan Juke is built using the B platform created by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. It is equipped with a MacPherson Strut suspension at the front and torsion beam axle on the rear. Stopping is assisted by disc brakes on the front and trailing drum brakes at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Juke is powered by a 1.6-liter twin-cam 16-valve inline-four motor engine paired with a continuous variable transmission. It is tested to deliver 93 hp with a torque of 140 Nm.