• Aug 11th 2010 at 12:32PM
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Nissan has just released pricing for the 2011 Juke – the company's new baby CUV. Buyers looking to scramble into the driver's seat can look forward to a base MSRP of $18,960 (*plus destination) for the Juke S when equipped with a CVT and front-wheel drive. Prices for the range-topping Juke SL with a CVT and all-wheel drive hit a ceiling of $24,550 before any options are added.

All models will come from the factory with a new direct-injection turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Nissan says that when bolted to the company's efficient CVT, the Juke should return 27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. Meanwhile, six-speed manual-equipped models start at $20,260.

Buyers wanting to take advantage of the Juke's torque-vectoring all-wheel drive can hop into the Juke S AWD. That model, which is available only with a CVT, starts at $20,460, landing it squarely in Subaru Forester and Mini Countryman territory. With a low price, plenty of onboard tech and quirky, youth-oriented styling, we're expecting to see plenty of these on the road in short order when it goes on sale this October. Hit the jump for the full press release.

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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for All-New 2011 Nissan JUKE
– Bold New Urban Sport Cross Starts at Under $19,000 USD MSRP –

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan JUKE sport cross – including a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of just $18,960 USD. The all-new JUKE goes on sale in October at Nissan dealers nationwide. JUKE fuses the best qualities of a sports car, including a sporty driving position, dynamic handling and powerful engine, with the best aspects of an SUV – such as a robust lower body, raised ground height, improved visibility and confident stance.

"We believe JUKE's unique combination of motorsports-inspired exterior and interior design and unexpected levels of technology – along with a starting MSRP under $19,000 – is going to propel JUKE into the heart of the fast-growing compact hatchback/crossover market," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

The 2011 Juke is available in eight models, each powered by a standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo engine rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The engine, the first application in North America, combines the power of a larger engine with the fuel economy of a smaller powerplant. Nissan JUKE MSRPs (USD) include:

$18,960 USD

$20,260 USD

$20,760 USD

$22,550 USD

$23,050 USD

$20,460 USD

$22,260 USD

$24,550 USD

About the 2011 Nissan Juke
Unlike traditional entries in the fast-growing compact hatchback/crossover market today, the all-new JUKE offers bold styling, unexpected levels of performance and an advanced torque vectoring AWD system with performance technology usually reserved for premium vehicles.

JUKE's aggressive styling brings a breath of fresh air to the segment. Built on Nissan's proven global B-platform, JUKE looks exactly like it drives – fun, bold and exciting. It features a powerful front end treatment with the turn signals integrated into the front fenders, a high beltline and coupe-like falling roofline. Other exterior details include body-colored outside mirrors and front door handles, "hidden" rear door handles and standard 17-inch wheels and tires.

The JUKE interior is equally aggressive with bolstered front seats, a wide instrument panel and a unique center console inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank and finished in a high-gloss paint. The gear shift sits on top of the console, with a high-mounted shift lever for sporty driving. In the rear, a fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provide passenger and cargo hauling flexibility. Available interior features range from leather-appointed seats and RearView Monitor to Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition and Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information (XM® subscription required, sold separately). A long list of safety features is also standard, including six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

Powering JUKE is a standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Two transmissions are offered – Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission (SV FWD and SL FWD models only). Fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg City and 32 mpg Highway for JUKE CVT FWD models.

JUKE's torque vectoring AWD system splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also can split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle's cornering feel.

Another new-to-Nissan technology debuting on JUKE is the innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system. It combines control of the automatic A/C and the three-mode drive selector – Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for maximum efficiency, adjusting throttle response, transmission (CVT mapping) and steering feel for the precise ride the driver desires.

The 2011 Nissan JUKE sport cross is scheduled to go on sale in October 2010. Customers wanting more information about JUKE, including specification information on a particular model, can go to the "Reserve Your JUKE" site at http://www.nissanusa.com/apps/presell/juke.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      "With a low price, plenty of onboard tech and quirky, youth-oriented styling, we're expecting to see plenty of these on the road in short order"

      No way in hell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There are SO many other vehicles I'd rather spend that kind of money on before this ridiculous-looking joke...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is this a Joke or a Juke?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's pretty godawful.

        That said, this is what most SUV owners actually need, size wise.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ah, the new Nissan Joke. I don't understand how someone developed this design, and then someone else agreed and approved it. Maybe I'm way off here, but how well can something this odd really sell? I mean, the Aztek looked normal compared to this.... Just my $0.02
        • 5 Years Ago
        Apparently, the Cube was just a scout to see how weird Americans really like their cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This does look really odd - what are all the extra lights for? But you have to admit, the engine sounds pretty cool. 188 HP from a 1.6 is pretty cool. Gotta love the power of a turbo!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I got passed by one of these yesterday north of Atlanta. It was scooting along at a rather high rate of speed with Tennessee plates. It didn't really look any better in person than in the pictures.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They should call it the TOAD and make it only come in green, green with black pokadots, and neon yellow.

        Touching it will either kill you or get you highhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
        • 5 Years Ago
        Call me crazy but I really like it. It's in no way Asstek ugly or overly boxy like the Kia Soul. It's a cool little ute with Corolla-like gas mileage that I would very seriously consider. That is if Nissan could get past their fascination with the CVT and put a normal 5 speed auto in the thing. That right there is a deal killer for me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        one of the weirdest looking car ever. I wouldn't say ugliest, but definitely this is weird as hell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You mean that I have to pay to get this ugly monster? Oh my!
      • 5 Years Ago
      "You too can have this first Aztec of this decade!"
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's look like a bastard child of a Porsche and an Aztec.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the jokes about its goofy looks - priceless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So you can't post urls here, huh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      My girlfriend thinks this is the coolest car ever and plans on buying one. I can tell you, I am actually kind of excited for her, it's WAY better then her beat to hell Honda Civic and I'll be able to really check it out without having to deal with the embarrassment of actually test driving it. :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        I do not disagree.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Replace J with P, that's how I feel most of the time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG ! ... It looks like a "Retro-STUDEBAKER" !,
      especially in some of those 3/4 angle shots !
      First the VW "Beetle" went retro, then
      FORD's "Thunderbird" went retro...
      NOW THIS !
      Change is good, but NOT THIS !
      Did NISSAN hire the 'grade school kid' that designed the "AZTEC" ???
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess this is futuristic styling ... like from a transporter accident. Could the design team not agree on one concept, so they just put them all together?
      • 5 Years Ago
      @ $18,900... I'd rather have the new Kia Sportage ($18,295) then this ugly thing if I needed a CUV
        • 5 Years Ago
        I concur on the Kia Sportage. At least for similar money, it will have a much better fully independent suspension. Kia could lose the advantage if it requires the same layered packaging as it's twin, the Hyundai Tucson. To merely get a moonroof, it requires about $8,000 in packaging of garbage that I don't want, such as leather. Hyundai and Kia are slowly losing that value edge.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're right, Inv. Like the Sonata's ugly-ass melted nose.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, the only way this Nissan is going to get positive comments, replace the badge with a slanted H, and all of a sudden it will become the new darling of Autoblog forum members. It will get comments like, most beautiful car ever created.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Invisible No, everyone will be asking "What happened here?". Now if the 'next-gen' Santa Fe came out looking like this, we have a different story.
      • 5 Years Ago
      can someone please explain the headlights to me?
        • 5 Years Ago
        When you turn them on, they'll perfectly simulate your eyes burning.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Big round crappy dual beams in the middle.
        Fog lights at the bottom.
        Turn signals & city light at the top.
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