What's Wrong With This Picture: Searing Retina Damage Approved For The American Market Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture searing retina damage approved for the american

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 accompanies the announcement with a gallery of shots that are labeled “Nissan Juke” but carry the caveat “model shown is European show car.” It’s clearly more production-y than the Qazana concept, which Nissan cites as the inspiration for the Juke, but could Nissan really be building a production model that’s this unforgivably ugly? At least we now know what the offspring of a Pontiac Aztek, a Fiat Multipla and a Nissan Versa would look like… though I’m still not sure why we needed to.

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  • Slow_Joe_Crow Slow_Joe_Crow on Feb 11, 2010

    I'm perverse enough to have liked the Fiat Multipla, but this is one dose of bad acid too many for my taste. This thing has a decidedly lumpen and melted appearance like a kid did something in modeling clay and left it in the sun.

  • SilverCoupe SilverCoupe on Feb 11, 2010

    Wow, this one is just too ugly for words! None of the various design devices are compelling, and they all compete with each other instead of working together. I do not know how this one ever was allowed to see prototype stage. This one almost makes the Crosstour look - well no.

  • Nikola Vassilev Nikola Vassilev on Feb 11, 2010

    More pictures of this... thing are available here: http://www.netcarshow.com/nissan/2011-juke/ It doesn't look good from any angle. The interior doesn't seem as bad.

  • Autobahner44 Autobahner44 on Feb 12, 2010

    There is a typo in the name. It's not the Juke, it IS the Puke.