Nissan has solely declared the Japanese market launch of its modern condensed sports crossover ride 2011 Nissan JUKE. Already at the brand’s dealerships, the bold-styled JUKE is sacrificed the customers a brand-new vision in the compact version, mixing the quickness of a small sports car with the quality,safty and stoutness of a sport utility vehicle.
Nissan Juke is about to carve out a unique space in the rapidly growing compact crossover/hatchback segment with its combination of striking design, agile handling and driving pleasure and user friendly technology,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America. “Add in the convenience, versatility and high seating positioning of a traditional compact SUV.
The 2011 Nissan Juke is a new compact SUV from this Japanese automaker. Juke seats 5 and slots below the Nissan Rogue in size. It comes in three trim levels: base S, mid-level SV, and top-line SL. Each is offered with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. That engine should have plenty of power to hustle the Juke, considering that this thing is small. With a 99.6-inch wheelbase, and at 162.4 inches long, 69.5 inches wide, and 61.8 inches tall, the Juke will actually be about the same size as the wee Versa five-door, which gets by okay with just 122 hp. The Versa's wheelbase measures 102.4 inches, while its length, width, and height come in at 169.1 inches, 66.7 inches, and 60.4 inches, respectively.The sole engine is a 180-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. All Jukes offer a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that behaves like an automatic. The front-drive SV and SL can be equipped with a 6-speed manual.
No official pricing has been revealed yet, but Nissan promises that the Juke will start at "just under $20,000." Want to learn more? Check out our high-res gallery below and the official press releases and spec sheet after the jump.
Featuring the first application of Nissan's 1.6-liter direct injected four-cylinder turbo in North America, it will be available with torque vectoring all-wheel drive, so it might just be the driver's car of the bunch, too.
Size, liters/cu. in. 1.6/98
Horsepower @ rpm. 180@NA
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm. 170@NA
Wheelbase, in. 99.6
Overall Length, in. 162.4
Overall Width, in. 69.5
Overall Height, in. 61.8
Featuring "180+ horsepower and 170+ lb-ft of torque," it will be available in both six-speed manual form and CVT with a sport setting. The 2011 Nissan JUKE is priced between 1,690,500 yen (18,460.96 USD) and 1,790,250 yen (19,550.75 USD), including consumption tax.Unfortunately, the three-pedal setup will only be available in front-drive SV and SL trim, however. That torque-vectoring system? It defaults to a 50:50 front-to-rear split, but it can push power from side-to-side along the rear axle when situations warrant.