Nissan's newest crossover, the Juke has been officially unveiled before its public unveiling next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Nissan describes the Juke as being part SUV and part sports car. It's design is based on the Qazana concept. The Juke was created at Nissan Design Europe (NDE) and refined at Nissan's Design Center (NDC) in Japan.
"It takes the best elements of an SUV and sports car and combines them," says Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Europe. "It's roomy yet compact, robust yet dynamic and practical yet playful. These are qualities that seem to contradict each other, yet come together in Juke to create something that's genuinely unique."
The small crossover is available with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. In Europe there will be a choice of three engines: a 1.6L Direct Injection Gasoline turbocharged engine with 187-hp, a 113-hp 1.6-liter and a 110-hp 1.5L dCi commonrail diesel.
It's not known what will power the US version. The US-spec Juke is going to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.