• Jan 12, 2010
Nissan Juke – Click above for a high-res image

It was only six weeks ago that were looking at photos of the Nissan Qazana and intoning, "Oh, I see..." It was only last week we were looking at renderings of a production Qazana, now called the Juke and saying, "Well... maybe," but at the time it didn't look like the design-busting crossover would be coming to America. Looks like we, ahem, juked ourselves. In a meeting with reporters at the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan's American head announced eight new vehicles, and one of them was the Juke.

Other than a sale date in September, there wasn't much else said about the the four-door that reminds us of a Kia Soul reimagined by Dali. Nissan never said the Juke wouldn't be sold in the U.S., but the company's repeated emphasis on Europe and the fact that the Juke will be built in the UK appeared to make it unlikely. Nissan says full details will be revealed on February 10. Until then you can have a look at it in the high-res image below, and imagine it saying "Wait'll they get a load of me..." Hat tip to Dan!



[Source: USA Today]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      No one really liked the Aztek the first time around.
        • 5 Years Ago
        HA! That's exactly what I thought when I saw this. It's like the thrown out design of the Aztek.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope they will rethink the naming cause Juke is too close to Joke. And the styling doesn't help either
      • 5 Years Ago
      MK4, were did YOU manage to see it in person?

      Is the build quality better and look any more cohesive than the Moron-O or the Rogue?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good God no.....just no.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just wait. Once the full car is revealed and seen in person more often, one by one, they will change their tune and pretend they never said anything negative. Dig up all entries on the 370z and you'll see what I'm talking about. Heck, dig up entries on anything new that ends up being a full-on production car.
      SAC
      • 5 Years Ago
      What other company ever introduced 8 cars in one year? The Juke is not a Joke!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This reminds me of a Peugeot somehow. I think it's the framing around the front badge.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree... the framing around the front badge and the gaping mouse are the current Peugeot's trademark and the released image does fool my eyes.

        Qazana concept is really cool and if I am very excited we will see a production version on the road soon!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmm. The name appears to be a combination of "joke" and "puke". True in advertising, I suppose.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Er, "Truth" not "True".
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like that the Juke's design is daring and that Nissan is bold enough to put it into production. I've had a photo of the Qazana Concept as my wallpaper for a few weeks now and have gotten nothing but impressed comments from people who see it on my screen. Hopefully it will have some guts under that funky bonnet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hondas been making some ugly ass cars. apparently nissan wants to join in on the fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Strange!
      • 5 Years Ago
      so this slots in below the Murano..........but above the Rogue?
      or is it below the Rogue because it is smaller?

      It seems like it is supposed to be a smaller sportier Murano
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