When you think about it, it’s not all that unexpected. The Nissan Juke is almost unclassifiable. Is it a car? An SUV? With a turbo-charged four-cylinder and AWD, maybe it’s a comfortable and capable future Mars rover.
But a snowmobile? Most definitely. All it takes is some minor tweaking and the Nissan Juke Nismo RS would be anybody’s go-to ride in a blizzard.
Nissan recently ordered up such a tweaking and American Track Truck got the call to make the Juke snow-worthy. According to Wired.com, “The Company builds what are, essentially, treads that replace the tires.” They call it the Track Dominator System. Each tire is replaced by a track, not unlike a tank.
It took a little more than just replacing the tires to turn the Nissan Juke Nismo RS into the Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow. The Juke had to be lifted a bit to make room for the tracks. Torque vectoring had to be modified a bit as well.
The RSnow will be assisting something called an “ice-driving academy.” Of course, that’s in Finland where they have those kinds of things.
Check out the wheeled version of the Juke NISMO RS here at 171 Nissan!
It might be hard to believe, but the Nissan Juke has now been around for five years already. This year, of course, the compact crossover segment really took off—which proves, once again, that Nissan is way out in front of the market and its competition. However, the new Nissan Juke is more than just a compact crossover. It’s a unique fusion of style, fun, and practicality that all adds up to a new car buyer’s dream.
You can check out the vehicle online right now—and you’ll see a compact crossover with bright orange accents and even a rear spoiler. Those styling cues give off a definitively sporty vibe—and the Juke delivers very well, especially for a car of its size. It comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder, 188 horsepower engine, all-wheel-drive capability, and even a Sport driving mode to top it all off.
On the other side of the equation, the vehicle gets up to 34 mpg on the highway and starts at barely over $20,000. So like we said, the versatile, affordable Nissan Juke has a great mixture of affordable and fun features, making it a favorite for new car buyers of all ages.
The Juke comes with even more features than we’ve mentioned here—from a backup camera to Bluetooth technology—so come see us here at 171 Nissan to learn more and to explore the Juke for yourself.[Top]
At this week’s 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled a new look for their JUKE compact crossover. The JUKE, which already had a look unlike any other vehicle on the market, now boasts a redesigned front and rear face, sportier design, upgraded interior, and all-new engine options.
On the outside, the 2015 Nissan JUKE gets the new brand grille, which features newer and tougher trim below the bumper. The rear bumper is now more aggressively-shaped in order to compliment redesigned boomerang taillamps and give the JUKE an instantly recognizable look even at night. The new JUKE also comes available in ten colors—including the brand new Sunlight Yellow metallic, Ink Blue metallic, and solid Red (yep, just Red).
The remodeled interior features a center console inspired by a motorbike motif, available personalization packs for greater customization, and a 40 percent boost in luggage space (for two-wheel drive models). The latter means that the JUKE will have a segment-leading 12.5 cubic feet of storage capacity, confirming the crossover’s utility usefulness.
As far as performance goes, the European JUKE will get three engine options. First, there’s the Renault Alliance-made, turbocharged and direct-injected 1.2-liter DIG-T, which is expected to generate 110 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. Secondly, there’s an enhanced version of the 1.6-liter DIG-T, which puts out about 187 horsepower. Finally, the 1.5-liter dCi diesel and its 108 horses are largely unchanged.
The 2015 Nissan JUKE is scheduled to hit Europe later this summer, so it’s entirely likely that it will end up right here at 171 Nissan by the time it gets good and hot in August. When it arrives, come on down and we’ll be sure to treat you to a test drive![Top]