Common Name: Juke
Engine: I4 (HR16DE)
Dimensions: 4135 mm x 1765 mm x 1570 mm
Wheelbase: 2530 mm
Model Number: 7
Made In: China
The Nissan Juke is a mini-crossover being released by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan during 2010. The production version made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March, and was introduced to North America at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.
On 11 February 2009 Nissan announced that the model would go into production at the NMUK plant in Sunderland, UK, during 2010 following its appearance as the Nissan Qazana concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Sunderland plant manufactures for the European market, while Nissan’s facility in Oppama, Japan, produces the vehicle for all other countries and is the sole supplier of the all-wheel drive variant.
In Japan, where the car was launched on 9 June 2010, orders totalled 10,943 units in its first month, surpassing Nissan’s monthly target of 1,300 by a margin it never predicted. By 5 October 2010, Japanese sales had increased to 20,000 while European and US figures also exceeded expectations with orders for 30,000 and 17,500 cars taken for the respective markets.