The first time I ever saw a picture of the Nissan Juke, I thought it was a joke. I figured it was a photoshop and there was no way that it could possibly be a real car. Those headlights, those proportions. Something was all wrong. It looked like an abomination.
Nissan initially said they wouldn't divulge the price of the Nissan Juke R set to go into limited production this year, but a source tells us around $600,000 is the sweet spot for most markets. That's roughly the equivalent of 30 base Juke Rs.
We've driven the Nissan Juke R in Dubai, so it's with authority that we can say the 545-horsepower GT-R-powered crossover is as wild as it looks. We can also say with authority that we're not surprised Nissan found enough people willing to fork over the serious cash necessary to make the company produce this mental…
We exclusively broke the news of Nissan Europe's Juke R project back in September. All we knew then was some strange "super Juke" crossover had been endowed with a GT-R's engine. Since then, we've seen all 11 episodes of its build-video series on YouTube. Now we've driven it. But is it all we hoped for? Let's find out.
Nissan's in-house Juke-R project has produced two running examples of the slightly insane toad/Godzilla crossbreed. The right-hand-drive version recently did laps around England's Silverstone circuit for the benefit of journalists.
Nissan Europe's working on a top secret project to give their itty-bitty Juke SUV a Godzilla-sized boost. Internally, they've dubbed it the "Super" Juke and not only do we have exclusive first details, but also this exclusive sketch of the super-crossover.
The Nissan Juke is more fun, proportionally, than a bulgy crossover its size should be. In AWD trim it competes admirably with more expensive rivals like the Mini Crossman. Enter IMPUL and their mild tuning package.