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Nissan Juke for Geneva motor show

By luanpa in | February 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Nissan Juke for Geneva motor show

Nissan Juke will be debuted at the Geneva motor show. Now the official has released a first official teaser shot of its all-new baby Qashqai, and at the same time revealed its name ‘Juke’. and it will go on sale in the UK in October and will initially be offered with three engines, with more to follow.

Nissan Juke is a compact SUV, with the mould-breaking Qashqai, cut-price GT-R. It is designed to steal sales from traditional family hatchbacks, and it is designed at Nissan’s design centre in London. Nissan is fast earning a reputation for offering interesting alternatives to established models in the market. And judging by our exclusive images, the Juke’s compact footprint and Tonka-toy looks mean it has every chance of mirroring the Qashqai’s incredible showroom success.

It is slotting in between the Note and Qashqai, the Juke will expand Nissan’s broad range even further. Inside, the centre console is finished in high gloss paint, to make it resemble a motorcycle fuel tank. It should provide a welcome boost for the UK car industry too – it will be built alongside the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 at Nissan’s Sunderland plant. With rugged, squat looks and low-set, oversize rally-style headlights competing for attention with smaller, slanting daytime running lights and indicators buried deep in the bonnet, the crossover vehicle is aimed at stealing sales from traditional family hatchbacks.

The Qazana concept car’s swollen wheels arches have been carried over, along with the narrow, elongated headlights and oversize fog lights underneath, while the roofline have taken on a more angular profile. Full details on the newcomer will be realeaed at the global media unveiling on February 10th, but it’s public debut won’t be until the Geneva Motor Show in March.

With optional all-wheel drive, Topping the range will be a new turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 187bhp. Alternatively there will be a 115bhp version of the 1.6-litre engine or a 1.5-litre dCi common-rail diesel producing 80bhp. There is a choice of six-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions, depending on the model/engine mix.



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