Nissan Juke Design Inspiration Discovered

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
nissan juke design inspiration discovered

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 a few similarities, right down to protuberances on their front fender tops:

The C-pillar with that blacked out rear section, the upswept window line, the two-door look, and…

Interestingly enough, while the rest of the Juke evokes (for me anyway) the F10 wagon, at the rear, it’s the hatchback that comes to mind, with its graceful arc at the top, and the prominent license plate surround. I say bravo, Nissan, for having the guts to retro one of your all-time…um…memorable designs.

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  • G.D. G.D. on Aug 27, 2010

    Classic TTAC responses here! The complete lack of originality in comments ironically reinforces the notion that Nissan is going the right way with the Juke. Personally, I see the spliced DNA of a Citroen DS in a 3-way with a VehiCROSS and a Nissan Leaf. It's bold, spunky, mechanically interesting and, from all accounts, really fun to drive. I'm glad they built it. All those that whine and complain loudly should be forced to drive 2002 Camrys for 10 years.

  • MarkPalmer MarkPalmer on May 09, 2014

    The problem with the F10 is that it was not only ugly, it was a horrible, sweaty little car to drive and ride in too. My buddy had one when we were in high school in the mid 80's. Most of the time we took my '74 Ford Torino wagon everywhere, it was a lot more comfortable.

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