Nissan had a strong presence at this years Johannesburg International Motor Show with the impressive new Nissan Juke, as well as plans to launch the much anticipated LEAF in South Africa. Nissan have created a new market segment with the Juke, the small crossover, which combines elements of a SUV as well as catering to buyers looking for a vehicle from the small car segment. It has toughness and sportiness, similar to the very popular QASHQAI.
New Nissan Juke breaks boundariesThe new Nissan Juke comes with chunky wheels and wide tyres, along with extended ground clearance, which is classic SUV. The top section of the Juke is more sports car though, with a high waistline and coupe style falling roofline. And in what is becoming a more and more common trend, the rear door handles are hidden in the frame of the door. The interior of the Juke comes with a centre console that has been inspired by a motorbike fuel tank, which Nissan note adds a sense of “fun”.
The new Nissan Juke comes with ALL-MODE 4x4-i, which is the vehicles electronic all-wheel drive system. It enhances the agility and handling of the vehicle as well as reducing the understeer when cornering.
The new Nissan Juke will be launched in South Africa in November and will be available in 4 different spec choices. These specs include a 1.6 litre engine which will be available on the entry level Acenta and the mid-range Acenta options. There is also a 1.6 litre DIG-T which will be available in the Tekna option and will also include sport options that include fabric changes and leather interior upholstering.
While there is no definitive price for the new Nissan Juke in South Africa, it will range somewhere between R200 000 and R260 000.