Nissan debuts Juke

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Nissan unveiled the next addition to its growing line up at the New York International Auto Show today.

Dubbed the Juke, the new vehicle is a sportcross SUV that is set to hit Nissan showrooms sometime this fall.


“Juke is about to carve out a unique space in the rapidly growing compact crossover/hatchback segment…,” said Ian Forsyth of Nissan Canada Inc.
 
According to Edmunds.com, the U.S. base-price for the AWD, 2.5 L Juke starts at US$17,770.

Under the hood is a standard 1.6-litre Direct Injection Gasoline (DIGÔ) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 180+ horsepower and 170+ lb-ft of torque.  
 
According to Nissan, two transmissions are offered – six-speed manual transmission (FWD models only) and Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVTÔ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-Mode.

New to Nissan and debuting on Juke is the Integrated Control (I-CON) system. The company says the I-CON system functions in one setting as a controller for the automatic climate control system, and in the other offers a drive mode selector with three different throttle/transmission/steering response settings – Normal for everyday driving, Sport for more performance and Eco for maximum efficiency.