Nissan has finally brought the Nismo brand to Europe, and the first model available with the Nismo-threatment is the Nissan Juke. This small crossover might sound a bit weird choice for a sporty Nismo version, but it is actually pretty fun car to drive. The Nissan Juke Nismo is compact crossover with the length of […]
It looks like Nissan has combined parts of hatchback, SUV and a sports car to create a new crossover. The small car is called Nissan Juke and it surely looks like something completely new and different than anything else in the Nissan’s model range. Some people will probably think that it’s the most horrible looking car to date, while others, like myself think that its personal exterior actually works quite nicely. And now that I have driven it, I actually like it even more. With some ground clearance, a high waistline, bold wheel arches and big wheels and tyres the Juke looks like a SUV. However, above waistline Juke is a bit sportier. The windscreen is quite big, but side windows are narrow and the hidden rear door handle creates an impression of a two door car. The lights are also a big part of the car’s design. The front lights are split into two distinct elements. Up on the bonnet are the running lights and turn indicators. The main and dipped beams were inspired by the auxiliary lamps fitted to rally cars in the sixties and seventies and are mounted lower on the nose of the car. While the boomerang shaped tail-lights reminds the ones in the 370Z.