As part of their celebration in honor of their second year of being a consolidated national sales company and delivering their brand promise of “Innovation that Excites,” Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) added another successful nameplate to their stable: the Nissan Juke compact crossover.
First launched in Japan in 2010, the Juke received global attention because of its funky, and eye-catching styling. The design was so unconventional, in fact, that opinions were always polarized, but whether you loved it or hated it, it was something not easily forgettable. Combining the toughness of an SUV and the dynamism of compact sports car in one vehicle, the Juke is hard to miss. With its boomerang LED combination lamps set high upon the hood that compliments its round headlamps and fog lamps. It also features Nissan’s signature V-grille, coupled with an under guard intake, further enhancing its sporty exterior.Inside, the Juke comes with a dark interior and modern appointments. The compact crossover seats 5 comfortably, and comes with a 60/40-split rear seat and flat load floor for added versatility.The Juke features the new intelligent control display called the Integrated Control System or I-CON that controls drive and climate settings from the center stack. Drive settings include Normal, Sport, and Eco modes to suit different driving preferences and requirements.For the Philippine market, the Juke will be powered by Nissan’s HR16DE 1.6L DOHC gasoline engine, mated with the new generation Xtronic CVT. This combination promises 116Ps of power and 154Nm of torque. Stability is courtesy of independent MacPherson strut fronts and torsion beam axle at the rear, and ships with 17-inch alloy wheels.Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, an anti-theft system with immobilizer, as well as child protection locks and ISO-FIX points. Other creature comforts include a push start system, rear parking camera, as well as cruise control.The new Nissan Juke is priced at PHP 980,000 and will be available in solar yellow, red alert, black obsidian, and pearl white. The units will be shipped directly from Japan, with sales scheduled to commence in January of 2016.For more information about the Juke, visit the Nissan website at www.nissan.ph