With its unique style, the funky crossover won the hearts of the young generation but also weaselled their way into the hearts of older ones too. Massive round fog lights stuck out immediately at the front end which shadowed the “V” grille in later generations.
A handful of trims is available in various countries with the most recognisable being the S, SV, SL and NISMO. Much like every other Nissan, S serves as the base model equipped with basic options such as fabric seats, CD player, power windows, manually adjustable seats and essential powered accessories.
Higher trims receive a plethora of upgrades including leather seats, xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, sunroof, power seats, navigation, drive mode selector, reverse camera and rear spoiler as well as a selection of alloy rims to choose.
Seating inside is available for five people although the rear bench is quite a squeeze for those over a certain height. Rear seats can be folded down for extra boot space.
In 2013, Nissan joined forces with race car manufacturer RML to create a ludicrous cross between the Juke and their very own Nissan GT-R. With the body of the Juke and the heart of a GT-R, this was to be the ultimate sleeper car. With an estimated 0-100 km/h time of just 3 seconds thanks to the GT-R’s 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, between 17 and 23 of these Juke-R’s are to be built with two already completed and shipped off to their owners.
To achieve the final product, the two tirelessly worked on the exterior and interior in order for the Juke to cope with the new heart. Fitted with performance tires, rear spoiler and heavy duty brakes, each one of these takes weeks to build with unique exterior trims compared to standard models. Each one costs over AED 1 million.
2015 models received a light refresh most notably around the front end. Huge round fog lights remained as the focal point, with LED lights were made available. Standard features during the update increased and now includes a reverse camera, keyless start and Bluetooth pairing. Also joining the lineup in 2015 is the NISMO RS
Powering either the front wheels or all four of them is a 1.6-litre four cylinder motor which is either naturally aspirated or turbocharged depending on trim. Various amounts of horsepower are channelled through a 5 or 6-speed manual or a CVT. Except for the Juke-R which is controlled by a dual-clutch automatic.
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