Although its looks might not be “love at first sight” kind of thing, the new 2017 Nissan Juke offers lots of skin-deep beauty. Moreover, it is an appealing option in the hatchback/crossover section thanks to its lively performance, unique exterior/interior color customizations, an available all-wheel drive system, and a sporty handling. The Nissan Juke release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, going by the recent media reports.
Don’t expect any apologies for its rather controversial exterior styling. In fact, Nissan says its exterior styling is perhaps one of it’s most appealing aspect. Styling aside, the new Juke comes with a match and mix program dubbed “Color Studio” that allows buyers to choose the colors they want for their model’s exterior paint.
The bottom line is the newest Nissan Juke, to say the least, offers bespoke options. And the color mixing program is just one of them. Interestingly, you’d think the model is just about styling but wait until you hear what lurks beneath its skin: a powerful, fuel-efficient turbocharged engine that Nissan says can make a whole load of power rated at 188 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque.
Opting for the 2017 Nissan Juke Nismo RS only makes things better as it comes with an improved version of the said engine capable of producing a cool 215 horsepower and 210 pounds-feet of torque with the FWD model or 181 pounds-feet of torque and 211 horsepower with the AWD version. Fuel economy ratings are, by and large, impressive by conventional standards.
Lots of performance upgrades have also been tagged along the impressive performance. Nissan says the newest Juke will come a genuine rear-axle torque-vectoring system alongside the all-wheel drive system. What this means in Layman’s language is that the vehicle will now be able to vary the power between the two axles and between the four wheels for purposes of improving traction. Moreover, it comes with about seven-inches of ground clearance.
Lack Of Space?
One important problem that seems to haunt its prospects in its segment is its apparent lack of generous interior space. If space ranks high in the list of your priorities, we highly recommend you check out the Honda HR-V, the Jeep Renegade, or the Mazda CX-3.
Which Trim Levels Are Offered?
Five trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Juke: SL, SV, Nismo, Nismo RS, and the base S.
Interior And Exterior Details
Some of the standard equipment available for the base S model include a CD player, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, seventeen-inch wheels, a hands-free texting assistant, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, an adjustable driver seat, cruise control, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic and leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker premium sound system, a USB/iPod interface, a trip computer, a folding rear seat, full power accessories, and keyless ignition and entry.
Opting for the Juke SV model gets you three driver modes (Sport, Eco, and Normal), an upgraded cloth upholstery, automatic tri-zone climate control, a rear privacy glass, a sunroof, the i-Con system, satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, a RockFord Fostgate audio system, a 360-degree view camera, smartphone app integration, a 5.8” color touchscreen, and adaptive headlights.
The 2017 Nissan Juke Nismo gets a leather upholstery, unique interior and exterior styling details, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a sportier suspension system, and wood accents. The Nismo RS adds Recaro front sport seats, bigger brakes, a more powerful engine, and a simulated carbon-fiber trim.
What Are The Engine Specs?
One engine with up to three different outputs is offered for the Nissan Juke 2017. Generating 188 horsepower and 177 pounds-feet of torque is the turbocharged 1.6L inline-four cylinder engine. The Nismo and Nismo RS up the stakes with an output rated at 211 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque with an AWD version, and 4 horsepower and 26 pounds-feet of torque more for the FWD.
Transmission pairing is through the CVT or an optional six-speed manual for the Nismo and Nismo RS models.
When Is The New Nissan Juke Going To Be Released?
A price starting from $28,020, and $20,250 should be expected for the Juke Nismo RS and Juke Hatchback respectively. Availability of the models should be expected in the first half of 2017.
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