Nissan Juke Crossover
Now we know that Nissan don’t produce a normal saloon or hatchback anymore, in its place they have become the crusader for post-modern cars and the outright champion for crossover concept models.
They have shown us with their Qashqai that a high riding hatchback with the suggestion of SUV seems to land fairly and squarely right smack bang in the middle of a lot of peoples buying comfort zone. Now it has gone one step further and realised that this can also work on the next class down… Enter side stage the Nissan Juke.
The Juke’s eccentricity is based on some distinctive projects from the late 80’s Pike Factory. It brought us such vehicles as the S-Cargo, the Figaro and of course the Pao, all these cars had a distinct retro styling with a modern day twist.
I am not saying the juke hails back to those times as it’s actually based on the Qazana Concept Car that made its final appearance prior to launch in the 2009 motor show at Geneva.
Small cheap to drive cars are extremely attractive to a young buyer and this is one of the main target audiences for the Nissan Juke, with its over the top styling compared to most mainstream cars its pushing the crossover market in a totally different direction. Marauding the genetic pools of sports coupes and SUV’s alike to provide a specific design, even using some details from motorcycles in the cabin area.
The engine models readily available are as follows:
1.6 or 1.6 Turbo petrol or a Renault sourced 1.5 Diesel. These all come in trim variants of Visia, Acenta or a Tekna at the head of the class, also with this you can have a Sport or Premium pack. There is a 4WD model with the 1.6 Turbo engine and the CVT gearbox, this can only be gotten in the Tekna trim level.
You can expect business contract hire leasing prices to start on the Juke 1.6 Acenta from as little as £119.99 + Vat per month.
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23 August 2013
Written by Rob