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JUKE’s standout styling, derived from the dramatic Nissan Qazana Concept, brings a breath of fresh air to the segment. It features a powerful front end treatment with the turn signals integrated into the front fenders, a high beltline and coupe-like falling roofline. Other exterior details include body-colored outside mirrors and front door handles, “hidden” rear door handles and standard 17-inch wheels and tires.

Inside, the JUKE interior features the gear shift located on top of the console, with a high-mounted shift lever for sporty driving. In the rear, a fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provide passenger and cargo hauling flexibility. Available interior features range from leather-appointed seats and RearView Monitor to Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start and Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information (XM subscription required, sold separately). A long list of safety features is also standard, including six air bags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

JUKE’s standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine is rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Two transmissions are offered - Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission (SV FWD and SL FWD models only). JUKE’s torque vectoring AWD system splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle’s cornering feel.

Another advanced JUKE-exclusive technology is the innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system. It combines control of the automatic A/C and the three-mode drive selector - Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for maximum efficiency, adjusting throttle, transmission (CVT) and steering feel for the precise ride the driver desires.