Arab Today, arab today nissan juke urban spin on suv
Last Updated : GMT 05:51:38
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Nissan Juke: Urban spin on SUV

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Nissan Juke: Urban spin on SUV

London - Arabstoday

The design of the Nissan Juke loosely began in London in 2004 with the Qashqai, the carmaker\'s town-and-around crossover. Nissan Europe design director Paul Garside and his team in suburban Paddington were looking at penning an urban concept. \"We were doing research and found that of all the cars registered in London, only 14 per cent were four-wheel-drive SUVs,\" he said. \"That told us something very clearly - London didn\'t need four-wheel-drives. What the consumer was craving was the cues of an SUV. \"So we took the cues - the high seating, the robustness and the things that went with that - and tried to shrink them down into a footprint that was much more urban.\" The resulting Qashqai has been the \"saviour for Nissan\", says Garside. \"It\'s been a terrific success, not just for Nissan but for Nissan UK, because it was designed, engineered and built in Britain.\" Development of the Juke took a different route. The concept was penned by Garside and his team, and then sent to Japan to be tossed around by about 600 designers. Qashqai had an influence on the design of the Juke on the basis that Qashqai was a successful formula,\" said Garside. \"But we had to make sure that Juke was successful in its own right, that it didn\'t cannibalise Qashqai. \"So we pushed Juke more towards a sports theme. Everything has paid off for us.\" The facts The five-door small hatchback/crossover is powered by a 1.6-litre with an auto CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and comes with ESP, ABS, keyless entry, Bluetooth and 16-inch tyres. Priced from $31,990, it gained a five-star Euro NCAP rating. When it comes to the driving experience, Juke\'s styling may be its own worst enemy. You\'ll perhaps be pumped up to expect something special in the performance, ride and handling departments. After all, how many cars have a centre console styled after a sleek and powerful motorbike? But on the road, it\'s all fairly ordinary. At least, it is on first impressions. The Juke is a car whose appeal grows as you drive it and begin to appreciate things like its compliant, long travel suspension and a Sport mode that really does add urgency to its performance. Late last year Driven took a New Zealand-spec Juke from the factory in Sunderland to Edinburgh, a trip planned as a scenic backroad ramble which turned into a major mission as unexpected rain, sleet and hail lashed the narrow, winding roads. A couple of hundred fairly challenging kilometres later, I had developed respect for the latest member of Nissan New Zealand\'s line-up. More than that, I was glad we\'d been in a Juke, rather than some others. It hung on to the wet roads well and wasn\'t noisy even at highway speeds or on harsher surfaces. The Ti rides on 17-inch rims with 215/55 tyres. Handling was precise, and confident - its wide stance really helped in the corners. But steering-wheel feel was too vague for my liking. It\'s a competent performer, with a 1.6-litre engine with 86kW and 158Nm of torque, driving through a CVT transmission. While the Sport mode gives it that sense of urgency, a more relaxed Eco mode is available for the best fuel consumption. Its official overall rating is 6.3 litres per 100km and CO2 output of 145g/km. Meanwhile, a screen shows such information as torque distribution, or g-force when cornering. This display is said to be a first in the small-car segment - but do buyers of a car like this really want to know?

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today nissan juke urban spin on suv Arab Today, arab today nissan juke urban spin on suv

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Top Yemen commander killed

GMT 09:55 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Top Yemen commander killed
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Motorsport fans encouraged to buy GP tickets

GMT 13:21 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

200 Teslas to join Dubai Taxi fleet

GMT 21:20 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Tesla brings electric cars to supercar-loving UAE

GMT 05:55 2017 Monday ,13 February

Careem scheme aims to help refugees

GMT 05:51 2017 Monday ,13 February

Al Fahim Group unit revelas strong growth
View News in Arabic - Auto: أخبار السيارات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 06:34 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Omega 3 can reduce asthma cases

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday