NISSAN JUKE | A COMPACT AND POWERFUL SUV
If you are on the hunt for a powerful and unconventionally designed vehicle, then we just might have the thing for you. The latest Nissan Juke falls into this category perfectly as its interior and exterior design are unlike most cars today, and its powertrain is powerful enough to send you flying on the highway. Well, not actually, but you get the picture. Even though it has an unconventional exterior design, some might believe that it’s just a run-of-the-mill compact SUV since the market has seen a fair share of vehicles of this type lately. This is the one occasion in which we implore you to turn a blind eye to recent trends.
The exterior design can be summed up in one fantastic word: fun. Its shape and contours make it appear spry and very nimble, giving the sense that it can cut corners decently while turning a few heads in the process. At first glance, you probably wouldn’t say that this is a vehicle with 4 doors, but it is. Its design conceals the doors slightly, and even though the rear doors are kind of small, there is more than enough room for the passengers in the backseat.
As for the interior of the Juke, its as fun and colorful as the exterior. With comfortable leather seats and a color pattern found on the doors and around the transmission stick which matches the exterior color of the car, you won’t want to step out for a while. We have to briefly mention the exterior colors, as they are vibrant and come in a wide variety of choices, which you will make according to your preferences.
Now, for the best part of the Juke, its powertrain. This car has a 188 hp 1.6 liter four cylinder engine under the hood which is turbocharged. This means that it can achieve amazing speeds in no time for a car of its type (it achieves 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds). This car usually uses front-wheel drive but you have the option of making it all-wheel drive while ordering. This makes it all the more fun to drive around. Speaking of wheels, Juke uses 17″ x 7″ split spoke aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires. The only, let’s call it, flaw is that Juke is available only with a CVT transmission system which kind of decreases its potential in terms of a fully enjoyable ride.
Nissan has definitely made something eye-catching and capable of a more than satisfying road performance. Throw in the few tweaks which you, personally, can make on the car and you’re looking at a potential new vehicle for yourself.
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