The Truth About Cars » Juke http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:00:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Nissan Teases ‘Concept Crossover’ Ahead of Frankfurt Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nissan-teases-concept-crossover-ahead-of-frankfurt-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nissan-teases-concept-crossover-ahead-of-frankfurt-debut/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1162802 Nissan on Monday released a teaser of a new crossover concept car that will be unveiled this month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The crossover, which Autocar suggested could be the next Z, could also be its next-generation Juke, which should be updated by 2017. According to the automaker, the concept could be a “new way to feel driving […]

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Nissan on Monday released a teaser of a new crossover concept car that will be unveiled this month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The crossover, which Autocar suggested could be the next Z, could also be its next-generation Juke, which should be updated by 2017. According to the automaker, the concept could be a “new way to feel driving […]

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Nissan’s Next Z Vehicle Could Be a Death Star http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nissans-next-z-vehicle-death-star/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nissans-next-z-vehicle-death-star/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1152625 Nissan’s next Z could be a crossover because the world needs another crossover, Autocar is reporting. The next-generation Z may appear in Frankfurt as a concept to gauge the new direction for the model, according to the report. The car could be a two- or four-door crossover, powered by a gasoline or hybrid powerplant — […]

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Nissan’s next Z could be a crossover because the world needs another crossover, Autocar is reporting. The next-generation Z may appear in Frankfurt as a concept to gauge the new direction for the model, according to the report. The car could be a two- or four-door crossover, powered by a gasoline or hybrid powerplant — […]

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Hyundai May Bring Subcompact Crossover, but It Won’t Be Creta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/hyundai-may-bring-subcompact-crossover-wont-creta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/hyundai-may-bring-subcompact-crossover-wont-creta/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1124249 Hyundai is looking to jump into the subcompact crossover fold in the States with the Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax and everyone else, but it won’t be with the Creta, Edmunds is reporting. The Creta recently went on sale in India, but executives in America told Edmunds that it wasn’t the right fit for U.S. […]

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Hyundai is looking to jump into the subcompact crossover fold in the States with the Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax and everyone else, but it won’t be with the Creta, Edmunds is reporting. The Creta recently went on sale in India, but executives in America told Edmunds that it wasn’t the right fit for U.S. […]

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Mazda Says 2016 CX-3 Will Start Under $20,000 (Kinda) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mazda-says-2016-cx-3-will-start-under-20000-kinda/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mazda-says-2016-cx-3-will-start-under-20000-kinda/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118137 The new mini crossover from Mazda will start at $19,960 (not including $880 destination) when it goes on sale after next month, the automaker reported Thursday. That puts the CX-3 in leagues with the Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade as sub-$20,000 crossovers in an increasingly crowded and competitive segment. Like the […]

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The new mini crossover from Mazda will start at $19,960 (not including $880 destination) when it goes on sale after next month, the automaker reported Thursday. That puts the CX-3 in leagues with the Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade as sub-$20,000 crossovers in an increasingly crowded and competitive segment. Like the […]

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Nissan May Be Considering NISMO Maxima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/nissan-may-considering-nismo-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/nissan-may-considering-nismo-maxima/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1113649 Nissan may consider building a NISMO variant of its Maxima sedan based on sales of its SR model, The Detroit Bureau is reporting. Initial sales of the Maxima have been relatively strong so far, and Nissan said it expects 20 percent to 25 percent of its sales to be of the sportier SR model. A performance version […]

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Nissan may consider building a NISMO variant of its Maxima sedan based on sales of its SR model, The Detroit Bureau is reporting. Initial sales of the Maxima have been relatively strong so far, and Nissan said it expects 20 percent to 25 percent of its sales to be of the sportier SR model. A performance version […]

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Nakamura: ‘Innovative And Exciting’ Second-Gen Nissan Juke In Development http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/nakamura-innovative-and-exciting-second-gen-nissan-juke-in-development/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/nakamura-innovative-and-exciting-second-gen-nissan-juke-in-development/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1097537 Though the Nissan IDx is still dead, Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura believes a more “innovative and exciting” Juke may make up for the loss. At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nakamura told evo the IDx, though “very special,” didn’t fit with the automaker’s consistent, “very strong brand expression,” and thus, would not […]

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Though the Nissan IDx is still dead, Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura believes a more “innovative and exciting” Juke may make up for the loss. At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nakamura told evo the IDx, though “very special,” didn’t fit with the automaker’s consistent, “very strong brand expression,” and thus, would not […]

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Review: 2013 Juke Nismo (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-juke-nismo-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-juke-nismo-video/#comments Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:24:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491130 Let’s get one thing sorted. The picture above is not, I repeat not, the wasabi-snorting-485-horsepower-3.7-second-to-60 Juke that Nissan has been teasing. Instead, this is the Nismo treated Juke we saw at the Chicago Auto Show in February. If you’re disappointed, or if the unusual confluence of shapes that is the Juke has made you throw […]

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Let’s get one thing sorted. The picture above is not, I repeat not, the wasabi-snorting-485-horsepower-3.7-second-to-60 Juke that Nissan has been teasing. Instead, this is the Nismo treated Juke we saw at the Chicago Auto Show in February. If you’re disappointed, or if the unusual confluence of shapes that is the Juke has made you throw […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 Nissan Juke http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-2012-nissan-juke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-2012-nissan-juke/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:12:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480698 I was in a bad place about a year ago: fighting problems that resurfaced 10+ years of (secret) regret that my life at the College for Creative Studies shoulda ended differently.  But then a few silver linings showed up, motivating me to write the first installment of this series.  While I still am in (occasionally) […]

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I was in a bad place about a year ago: fighting problems that resurfaced 10+ years of (secret) regret that my life at the College for Creative Studies shoulda ended differently.  But then a few silver linings showed up, motivating me to write the first installment of this series.  While I still am in (occasionally) […]

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Chicago Auto Show: 2014 Nissan Nismo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/chicago-auto-show-2014-nissan-nismo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/chicago-auto-show-2014-nissan-nismo/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:37:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476741    Nissan’s motorsports division doesn’t think it has enough brand awareness in America. To counter this perception, Nissan tossed out a few NISMO (NISsan MOtorsports) models at the Chicago Auto Show. First up we have the Juke NISMO which is Nissan’s oddly shaped small crossover vehicle. The NISMO treatment makes the Juke look even more conspicuous on American roads with shapes and […]

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   Nissan’s motorsports division doesn’t think it has enough brand awareness in America. To counter this perception, Nissan tossed out a few NISMO (NISsan MOtorsports) models at the Chicago Auto Show. First up we have the Juke NISMO which is Nissan’s oddly shaped small crossover vehicle. The NISMO treatment makes the Juke look even more conspicuous on American roads with shapes and […]

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Tokyo Auto Salon: Can You Take A Strong Juke? Yes, You Can http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/can-you-take-a-strong-juke-yes-you-can/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/can-you-take-a-strong-juke-yes-you-can/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:01:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472931 Today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan unveiled its worst-kept secret. Assisted by attractive dancers dressed in white, Nissan “took the covers off of the highly-anticipated Juke Nismo” as the press release puts it. No, it’s not the highly anticipated Juke R, the cross-over with the GT-R engine. That has to wait for another Auto […]

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Today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan unveiled its worst-kept secret. Assisted by attractive dancers dressed in white, Nissan “took the covers off of the highly-anticipated Juke Nismo” as the press release puts it. No, it’s not the highly anticipated Juke R, the cross-over with the GT-R engine. That has to wait for another Auto […]

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Somebody Out There Now Owns A $645,000 Nissan Juke http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/somebody-out-there-now-owns-a-645000-nissan-juke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/somebody-out-there-now-owns-a-645000-nissan-juke/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:30:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463942 Your humble author was charmed by the regular Juke when it debuted, but the Juke-R is a very different animal and it costs about twenty-five times what the standard Juke does. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any customers… Nissan Europe claims that the first production Juke-R was delivered today, at a price of $645,000 […]

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Your humble author was charmed by the regular Juke when it debuted, but the Juke-R is a very different animal and it costs about twenty-five times what the standard Juke does. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any customers… Nissan Europe claims that the first production Juke-R was delivered today, at a price of $645,000 […]

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Super Piston Slap: <3 for Nissan Canada? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/super-piston-slap-3-for-nissan-canada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/super-piston-slap-3-for-nissan-canada/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:41:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408422     TTAC commentator SpeedJebus writes: Hi Sajeev, You may remember that I wrote in before about my 2007 Honda Civic, and it’s haunted DBW system. That ordeal is over, but apparently I’m a sucker for automobile drama. Here’s the tale of my Juke: an ordeal that has been going on for over three months […]

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    TTAC commentator SpeedJebus writes: Hi Sajeev, You may remember that I wrote in before about my 2007 Honda Civic, and it’s haunted DBW system. That ordeal is over, but apparently I’m a sucker for automobile drama. Here’s the tale of my Juke: an ordeal that has been going on for over three months […]

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Review: 2011 Nissan Juke Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/review-2011-nissan-juke-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/review-2011-nissan-juke-take-two/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:57:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398153 Back in 1989 I spent some time blasting along the unpaved roads of the Southwest in a 1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo. A frequent thought: “What this thing really needs is more ground clearance.” That same year Pontiac displayed a sports car / SUV crossover as a concept. The Stinger was never produced, but it […]

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Back in 1989 I spent some time blasting along the unpaved roads of the Southwest in a 1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo. A frequent thought: “What this thing really needs is more ground clearance.” That same year Pontiac displayed a sports car / SUV crossover as a concept. The Stinger was never produced, but it […]

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Nissan Juke Design Influence Revealed? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/nissan-juke-design-influence-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/nissan-juke-design-influence-revealed/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:33:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370672 Whether you are as “infatuated” with the Nissan Juke as Diego Rodriguez of Metacool or not, you have to admit the guy has found an unlikely yet apt comparison for the saucy Nissan. The Saab faithful might be a bit taken aback by the comparison, but the Juke’s wacky look is probably closer to the […]

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Whether you are as “infatuated” with the Nissan Juke as Diego Rodriguez of Metacool or not, you have to admit the guy has found an unlikely yet apt comparison for the saucy Nissan. The Saab faithful might be a bit taken aback by the comparison, but the Juke’s wacky look is probably closer to the […]

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The Juke’s On Me. Sadly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/the-jukes-on-me-sadly/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/the-jukes-on-me-sadly/#comments Tue, 05 Oct 2010 19:27:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=367561 When Renault released their second generation Megane, people’s reaction pretty revolved around three words. “Whisky”, “Tango” and “Foxtrot”, if you know what I mean. I remember when I first saw it my first thoughts were “My goodness! It looks like someone’s made a massive dent in the back with a cricket bat.” But what did […]

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When Renault released their second generation Megane, people’s reaction pretty revolved around three words. “Whisky”, “Tango” and “Foxtrot”, if you know what I mean. I remember when I first saw it my first thoughts were “My goodness! It looks like someone’s made a massive dent in the back with a cricket bat.” But what did […]

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Nissan Juke: The Car For… Cross-Dressers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/nissan-juke-the-car-for-cross-dressers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/nissan-juke-the-car-for-cross-dressers/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:40:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365974 The first 9/10ths of this strange Nissan Juke spot is the typical youth-oriented car commercial: much sound and hipness, signifying nothing. Which is probably why the unexpected ending makes such an impression. Say what you want about Nissan’s decisions regarding the Juke’s styling and marketing, nobody can accuse the brand of living in the past.

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The first 9/10ths of this strange Nissan Juke spot is the typical youth-oriented car commercial: much sound and hipness, signifying nothing. Which is probably why the unexpected ending makes such an impression. Say what you want about Nissan’s decisions regarding the Juke’s styling and marketing, nobody can accuse the brand of living in the past.

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Nissan Juke Design Inspiration Discovered http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/nissan-juke-design-inspiration-discovered/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/nissan-juke-design-inspiration-discovered/#comments Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:37:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363845 I happen to like the Juke, in about the same way I like the Datsun F10. Even though the F10 was a CC competitor for the world’s ugliest car, I’m all for anything that makes our streets less boring; bring it on! And the Juke certainly does that. And you can’t deny there’s more than […]

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I happen to like the Juke, in about the same way I like the Datsun F10. Even though the F10 was a CC competitor for the world’s ugliest car, I’m all for anything that makes our streets less boring; bring it on! And the Juke certainly does that. And you can’t deny there’s more than […]

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Review: 2011 Nissan Juke http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/review-2011-nissan-juke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/review-2011-nissan-juke/#comments Wed, 25 Aug 2010 20:41:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363803 Because car enthusiasts tend to be more interested in cars themselves than the industry that creates them, critics and commentators tend to praise engineers while vilifying accountants, marketers and the countless other professions required to bring a new car to production. The assumption seems to be that engineers develop great cars which are then cheapened, […]

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Because car enthusiasts tend to be more interested in cars themselves than the industry that creates them, critics and commentators tend to praise engineers while vilifying accountants, marketers and the countless other professions required to bring a new car to production. The assumption seems to be that engineers develop great cars which are then cheapened, […]

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Can You Take A Juke? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/can-you-take-a-juke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/can-you-take-a-juke/#comments Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:13:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349157 How about 7 minutes and 48 seconds worth of Nissan Juke B-rolls? That this car exists isn’t puzzling: Europe is forever producing bizarre little segment-busters that look like they were styled by an eldritch abomination. What boggles the mind is that Nissan is going to try to sell this Versa-based “crossunder” in the US. Stare […]

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How about 7 minutes and 48 seconds worth of Nissan Juke B-rolls? That this car exists isn’t puzzling: Europe is forever producing bizarre little segment-busters that look like they were styled by an eldritch abomination. What boggles the mind is that Nissan is going to try to sell this Versa-based “crossunder” in the US. Stare […]

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Geneva Gallery: 2011 Nissan Juke http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-gallery-2011-nissan-juke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-gallery-2011-nissan-juke/#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347441 No, it’s not a concept, and yes, it is coming to the US this fall. The Versa-based Juke clearly hopes to banish the term “Aztek” [noun, referring to the ugliest crossover ever sold in the US] from the modern automotive lexicon. We’d Juke around some more about this tiny rolling affront to the laws of […]

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No, it’s not a concept, and yes, it is coming to the US this fall. The Versa-based Juke clearly hopes to banish the term “Aztek” [noun, referring to the ugliest crossover ever sold in the US] from the modern automotive lexicon. We’d Juke around some more about this tiny rolling affront to the laws of […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Searing Retina Damage Approved For The American Market Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-searing-retina-damage-approved-for-the-american-market-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-searing-retina-damage-approved-for-the-american-market-edition/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:41:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344970 We had a laugh at the Nissan Juke teaser images Nissan trotted out about a month ago, but apparently the Juke isn’t over. For some reason, Nissan has decided to announce that the Versa-based crossover is approved for the American market before the production model is even unveiled at the forthcoming Geneva Auto Show. Nissan […]

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We had a laugh at the Nissan Juke teaser images Nissan trotted out about a month ago, but apparently the Juke isn’t over. For some reason, Nissan has decided to announce that the Versa-based crossover is approved for the American market before the production model is even unveiled at the forthcoming Geneva Auto Show. Nissan […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: The Juke’s On You Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-jukes-on-you-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-jukes-on-you-edition/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:09:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341006 Nissan stumbles into Scion territory with this teaser image of its new compact crossover, the Juke, to be built in Britain starting this year. The Juke is supposed to bridge the gap between the Qashqai (Rogue) soft-roader and the Note compact MPV. Because someone, somewhere wants a compact crossover with less capability than a Rogue […]

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Nissan stumbles into Scion territory with this teaser image of its new compact crossover, the Juke, to be built in Britain starting this year. The Juke is supposed to bridge the gap between the Qashqai (Rogue) soft-roader and the Note compact MPV. Because someone, somewhere wants a compact crossover with less capability than a Rogue […]

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