Nissan Juke Canada
The Nissan Juke is one of the first mini-crossovers manufactured; using the Nissan Cube platform Nissan designed a mini version of the stylish Nissan Murano, following some of the same curvy design which made the Murano one of Nissan's most sold crossovers, Nissan did the same with the compact crossover Nissan Rogue. The Nissan Juke was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 and was an immediate hit in Europe as part of the compact car segment, the Juke is manufactured in Japan and Nissan's assembly plant in Washington, UK along side Nissan Qashqai and Nissan Almera which replaces the Nissan Versa in Europe.
In Japan the Nissan Juke broke sales record with almost 11,000 cars sold in the first month shattering Nissan's estimate of 1,500 Jukes a month. Five months later Nissan had sold over 70,000 Jukes world wide. The Nissan Juke was designed in London, Nissan was looking for an edgy sporty compact design which fit well with the European market, like the popular Mini-Cooper manufactured by BMW which has been sold in Canada for the last decade the Juke sells well in Vancouver and Toronto and other large cities where traffic and parking is an issue.
The 2012 Nissan Juke in Canada in equipped with a 1.6L 16-valve DOHC engine and 188HP, Nissan uses its own Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVVTS) technology to improve fuel economy and increase torque. The Juke in Canada is available in standard FWD with an optional torque vectoring All-Wheel Drive. While the FWD models are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission the AWD are coupled with a Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Sport mode; Nissan's CVT improves fuel economy by enabling the engine to run at its most efficient revolutions per minute for a range of speeds. All 2014 Jukes share 4-sheel anti-block ABS brakes, with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and brake Assist.