Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nissan Juke (2015 minor change)

2015 Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke has been around since its June 2010 debut and gained pretty much mixed reviews from the global press. Other say that it's funky, some disregard for its bizarre looks, and a few got confused with it. Anyway, since it's already four years old, Nissan decided that this bizarro crossover needs a facelift and here it is. All warm and dry to take on the world.

Okay, so what's new about the 2015 minor change Juke? Well, look closely on the weird-looking front view and you will notice that it comes with a new front lamps reminiscent of the Z34 Fairlady Z's. That new headlamps look perfect but when it comes to its overall looks, there's no hiding from its bizarre looks and because it's still as hideous as its pre-facelift, it's going to stand out from any crowd more than Brainiac himself. Meh...They can spot one quicker than finding a stick insect.

2015 Nissan Juke

2015 Nissan Juke interior

What's also new, but even more noticeable, is the Personalization option for the Juke. Before buying a new Juke, customers can choose which color and which accents they can fit on their Juke, this is just like making a few tweaks of their blog's CSS to make it look neat and clean. First, they can choose which variant; either a 1.5L or a 1.6L DIG TURBO model, then select one of nine exterior colors (Sunlight Yellow, Super Black, Azurite Blue, Dark Metal Grey, Radiant Red, Passion Red, Brilliant White Pearl, Brilliant Silver, and Night Bell Purple), and then choose what colors fit for their door mirrors, door handles, and the interior. There are over 90 ways to personalize your new Juke and that's not science, it's how it's made to make the Juke exclusive to you.

2015 Nissan Juke speedometer
Yes. Like I've mentioned earlier, the new 2015 Juke still comes with the 1.5L and the turbocharged 1.6L direct-injected engine under the hood. The 1.5L engine, mated with the CVT gearbox and idling stop feature, now comes with dual injectors and it develops 114PS of power, 150Nm of torque, and fuel economy (by JC08 Mode standards) of 18kmpl.

The 1.6L DIG TURBO, on the other hand, is bolted with the ALL MODE 4x4-i with Torque Vectoring, which theoretically reduces understeering for more direct steering, and the XTRONIC CVT features a 7-speed manual mode. Seven fake gears that will keep you longing for miles. With 190PS of power output and 240Nm of torque output, this model is the Juke you would really wanna buy for the fun of it but for that power comes with the price; the fuel economy is a grumpy 14.2kmpl on the JC08 Mode scale. Don't think we're done about this because coming this fall, there's going to be a NISMO RS version of the Juke as well.

Prices for the 2015 Juke start at 1,737,720 to 2,678,400 Yen with tax included.

Photo: Nissan Motor Corporation

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