Nissan Juke is a comparatively new name for the Philippines market. It was only last year in October first week that this car entered the shores of the Philippines auto market. But a lot remains unknown about this car, as it is still on its way to gather a loyal customer base for itself.
What is Juke?
From its very name, this car sounds a bit funky and peppy, thus, giving the consumers a correct first impression. Talking in the nomenclature language, Juke is a mini sports utility vehicle or you can also say that it is a modern day crossover but with a twist. Where all the other present day crossovers looks more like the rugged and masculine SUV, this one from the house of Nissan reflects another side of the spectrum. It's sporty and at the same time carries the looks of a gen-x car. Giving it a spark are its vibrant color shades like Solar Yellow and Red Alert.
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When did it first appeared?
Juke started its journey as Nissan Qazana in 2009, back then it was introduced as a concept car at Geneva Motor Show. At this very auto show, next year, Qazana production version was introduced under the name Juke.
This was followed by its Japanese and the UK dedicated launch that took place on 9th June and 24th September 2010 respectively. Adding to its list of interesting facts is the name Infinite ESQ, the title under which it is sold in the Chinese market.
The Philippines dedicated information on Nissan Juke?
By now it must be clear to you that what we have in the Philippines is not the 2010 model year Nissan Juke. Our market is served with the 2nd generation Juke that was revealed at the 2014 International Auto Show in Geneva. And guess what, Juke had an unorthodox launch in the market just like its name, its arrival was announced in not a big event but on a social network site instead.
What all are its competitors and whom does it target?
As mentioned earlier Nissan Juke is an unconventional crossover and thus we feel it is built to target the young buyers, who are constantly in search of something different, something new. Lying in the mini-SUV segment it will compete with the likes of Ford Ecosport, Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V.
What should a buyer know about Juke?
Available is a single variant, Juke comes powered by a 1.6L inline 4-CYL 16V DOHC Twin CVTC mill producing a maximum power output of 116 PS along with peak torque rating of 154 Nm. Adding volume to its unique exterior design are present features like LED Clearance Lamp, V-Motion character design grille, power adjustable LED turn lamp and more.
The cabin is fitted with amenities like Integrated Control System, 2-DIN display audio system, push start system, intelligent key and rear camera.
Safety front is guarded with features like Anti-lock braking system, anti-theft system and SRS dual airbags, and ISOFIX.
Nissan Juke sale commenced this January with its price tag reading PhP 980,000.