Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
NewsFeeder

Geneva Preview: Nissan Juke unveiled [w/video]

7 posts in this topic

Filed under: Geneva Motor Show, Crossover, Nissan

11-nissan-juke-pressopt.jpg
Nissan Juke - Click above for high-res image gallery

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Chicago Auto Show coverage to bring you this: The all-new Nissan Juke.

The B-segment 'ute that Nissan asserts is "part SUV, part sports car" is due to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month before going on sale in Europe and the U.S. later this year.

Taking cues from the Qazana concept, the Juke was created by Nissan's European design arm and refined in Japan, with an odd amalgamation of organic creases, a sloping roofline, flared fenders and prominent greenhouse. It's considerably wider and taller than its most obvious road-going inspiration - the Nissan Micra - coming in at 61 inches tall with a wheelbase of 92.5 inches and based of the Renault/Nissan Alliance's B platform. Seventeen-inch wheels with 215-series tires will be available, along with either front- or all-wheel drive. Interestingly, the FWD versions come with a MacPherson front strut arrangement and a torsion beam in the rear, while the AWD variant gets an new multi-link suspension in the rear and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.

Three engines will be available in Europe, with AWD models coming equipped with a 187 horsepower 1.6-liter direct injected turbocharged four-cylinder putting out 177 pound-feet of torque. A 113-hp HR16DE 1.6-liter will also be available, along with a 110-hp 1.5-liter dCi commonrail diesel. The turbo'd petrol engine has to make due with a continuously variable transmission, while the the other engines can be had with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Inside, Nissan is offering a host of high-tech features, including keyless entry and start, a rearview camera and automatic headlamps, along with the fabled "motorcycle tank" center console. Make the jump for all the details and a video of the Juke in action.


Gallery: Nissan Juke

01-nissan-juke-press_thumbnail.jpg02-nissan-juke-press_thumbnail.jpg03-nissan-juke-press_thumbnail.jpg04-nissan-juke-press_thumbnail.jpg05-nissan-juke-press_thumbnail.jpg

Continue reading Geneva Preview: Nissan Juke unveiled [w/video]

Geneva Preview: Nissan Juke unveiled [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

di
di

autoblog?i=j7LygJH2EHg:5KeEaWQMfS8:wF9xT autoblog?i=j7LygJH2EHg:5KeEaWQMfS8:V_sGL
j7LygJH2EHg

View the full article
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wicked in its weirdness. Adventurous. Kinda cool, if I were honest. Wish the 6 speed manual were available with the turbo engine. I fear we will only see a CVT version here in the USA... so the "part sports car" Nissan claims is bogus. Still interesting.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kudos to Nissan for making it so boldly strange looking.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Aztek called. It said that while it was glad to keep its faux-Ram-Air hood scoops, it wanted the rest of it's identity back.

x03pn_az001_opt.jpg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL... I could see the Juke, Aztek, VehiCROSS and current Sebring hanging out together on the island of strange car design..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0