Since its launch for the 2011 model year, the Nissan JUKE has stood out from the crowd with its fiercely sculpted headlights and hood, muscular lines, hidden rear door handles and fluid rear hatchback design.
While keeping its same dimensions and aggressive stance as previous years, the 2016 JUKE offered a stylish front end look with its projector beam headlights and LED front Signature Accent Lamps. The grille incorporates the Nissan V-Motion look, while more robust trim beneath the bumper adds to its sporty presence. The side rearview mirrors have standard integrated LED turn signal repeaters. The rear fascia features an aggressive shape to match the boomerang taillights with LED accents.
Comfort and convenience features included standard heated seats, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, RearView Monitor and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps – including a 5.0-inch colour display, USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, and Siri™ Eyes Free.
A Bold Urban Sport Cross
The 2016 Nissan JUKE sport cross again fused the best qualities of a sports car, including a sporty driving position, dynamic handling and powerful turbo engine, with the best aspects of an SUV – such as a robust lower body, raised ground height, confident stance and available all-wheel drive.
JUKE's authentic SUV look is provided by its broad shoulder lines and large wheel arches, while its sporty side is evident in its raked windshield, upswept rear side windows, canopy-like glass, high beltline and coupe-like falling roofline.
Sporty Interior Design
The 2016 JUKE's interior is equally aggressive, combining bold design with traditional hatchback functionality. As in previous years, the sporty, bolstered front bucket seats – available in a choice of fabric or leather appointments – frame the unique motorcycle tank-inspired center console, which is finished in high-gloss paint. The gearshift sits high on the console, inspired by sports car driver/shifter positioning. In the rear is a 60/40-split fold-down bench seat.
Another popular element of the JUKE interior, the available Integrated Control (I-CON) system drive mode selector, continued for 2016. The ICON system offered three different throttle/transmission/steering response settings – Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for maximum efficiency. It adjusts throttle, transmission (Xtronic only) and steering feel for the precise performance the driver desires.
As in previous years, the 2016 JUKE offered sporty performance to match its distinctive style. Built on Nissan's proven global B-platform, JUKE looks exactly like it drives – fun, bold and exciting.
For 2016, JUKE included a second-generation version of its proven 1.6-litre Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine. Rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, the engine design offered significant fuel efficiency, responsiveness and low emissions.
JUKE Colour Studio
Perhaps the most intriguing feature of the 2016 JUKE was the ability for owners to personalize the exterior and interior of their JUKE through the JUKE Colour Studio program. JUKE Colour Studio provided owners the option of creating a vehicle that was a unique expression of their style and personality.
Whether owners want to match the colours of their favorite sports team, or just make a declaration of their own individuality, the 2016 JUKE Colour Studio program ensured their JUKE won't get lost in the crowd. It's an approach as bold and innovative as the design of the JUKE itself.
A Wide Range of Models
The 2016 Nissan JUKE sport cross was offered in five well-equipped models: JUKE SV FWD, JUKE SV AWD, and JUKE SL AWD– along with the JUKE NISMO and JUKE NISMO RS models.
- Nissan News