The all-new 2011 Nissan JUKE sport cross draws on a number of active lifestyle influences, including motorcycles and rally cars, to create a breakthrough design among traditional B-segment hatchbacks. Along with its bold design and highly distinctive, sporty styling inside and out, JUKE brings unexpected levels of performance from a standard 188-horsepower 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) turbo 4-cylinder engine and an advanced torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system – performance technology usually reserved for premium vehicles.
“Nissan has always been a company willing to stretch the envelope, to combine seemingly contradictory principles and make it work – such as ‘affordable’ and ‘performance’ to create the original Z®, or ‘small footprint’ and ‘big interior’ in the current Nissan cube,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “JUKE is about to shake up the market with a boldness, style and sense of fun that it has never seen before – at a time when segment sales are expanding with buyers looking for just such a combination.”
JUKE fuses the best qualities of a sports car, including a sporty driving position, dynamic handling and powerful turbo engine, with the best aspects of an SUV – such as a robust lower body, raised ground height, improved visibility, confident stance and available all-wheel drive. These qualities come together in a uniquely Nissan way with value, quality, safety and driving pleasure.