2016 Nissan Juke

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. Two years ago, the JUKE's bold style was enhanced with new front and rear fascias that further push the boundaries of its signature premium and sporty performance cues.

Inside, the distinctive JUKE interior continued to combine bold design with traditional hatchback functionality. The sporty front bucket seats – available in a choice of fabric or leather appointments – frame the unique motorcycle tank-inspired centre console. In the rear is a 60/40-split fold-down bench seat.

For 2016, Siri™ Eyes Free became a standard feature, making it easy to make and receive calls, read and send text messages and emails, select and play music from a compatible device, read notifications, request directions and more.

The 2016 Nissan JUKE was offered in a range of five exciting models – S, SV, SL, NISMO and NISMO RS. Each grade level is available in All-Wheel Drive or Front-Wheel Drive.

Two New Stinger Editions by Color Studio

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the 2016 JUKE was the ability to personalize both the exterior and interior with a range of "colour packs" to dramatically change the look and feel of the vehicle through the JUKE Color Studio. For example, accessory 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels were available with colour inserts to match or contrast the JUKE body colour.

Special colour accents could also be applied to the outside rearview mirror caps, side sills, rear roof spoiler and door handles. Interior colour packs were offered for the door trim and other elements. Eight colours were available – Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Matte Black, Electric Blue, Black Purple and Carbon-Fiber Look – and a total of 12 accessories, giving owners the option of creating a vehicle that was a unique expression of their style and personality.

A Bold Urban Sport Cross

The 2016 Nissan JUKE sport cross fused a sporty driving position, dynamic handling and powerful turbo engine, with aspects of an SUV – a robust lower body, raised ground height, confident stance and available all-wheel drive. JUKE's authentic SUV look was provided by its broad shoulder lines and large wheel arches, while its sporty side was evident in its raked windshield, upswept rear side windows, canopy-like glass, high beltline and coupe-like falling roofline.

The unique JUKE light treatment drew inspiration from rally car lights, with the headlights split into two distinct elements – headlights were separated from the turn signals, which were integrated into the front fenders. Projector beam headlights, LED front Signature Accent Lamps and bold V-Motion grille added to JUKE's imposing front end presence. Auto off headlights were standard, with auto on/off on SL grade. Fog lights were also standard on JUKE SL. Other exterior details included the body-colored outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, body-coloured front door handles and "hidden" rear door handles. 

Sporty Interior Design

The JUKE interior combined bold, aggressive design with traditional hatchback functionality. The sporty, bolstered front bucket seats – available in a choice of fabric or leather appointments – framed the unique motorcycle tank-inspired centre console, which was 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 is the Integrated Control (I-CON) system drive mode selector. The I-CON 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.

Sporty Performance

As in previous years, the 2016 JUKE offered a sporty performance to match its distinctive style. Built on Nissan's proven global B-platform, the 2016 JUKE looks exactly like it drives – fun, bold and exciting. The 2016 JUKE featured a second-generation version of its proven 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIGÔ) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.

The second-generation design included a 10.5:1 compression ratio (versus the previous 9.5:1) for enhanced thermal efficiency; a reduction in turbocharger inertia, lowering the maximum torque range by 400 rpm (1,600 – 5,200 rpm versus the previous 2,000 – 5,200 rpm). All of this while maintaining output performance; and adoption of a low-pressure EGR system, which helps lower exhaust gas temperature and improved knock sensitivity.

- Nissan News

CarAndTruck.caJune 23, 2017