The Japanese automaker revealed details for the US version 2011 Nissan JUKE that will be showcased at the NYIAS starting from today.
The 2011 Nissan JUKE US spec version will extract power from the same four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6-litre DIG engine with 16 valves made from aluminium that will produce that 180+ horsepower and 170+ lb-ft of torque.
The 2011 Nissan JUKE will hit the market fitted with either the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) or a six-speed manual transmission.
The 2011 Nissan JUKE US spec price is expected to start under 20,000 USD.
Nissan press release :
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today unveiled the all-new Nissan JUKE
sports cross at a special media preview near Rockefeller Center. The
dramatically styled JUKE, which joins Nissan’s popular Murano and Rogue
crossovers at Nissan dealers nationwide in the fall of 2010, will be on
display at the New York International Auto Show at Jacob Javits Center
April 2nd through 11th. A special Web broadcast debut is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. It can be viewed at
Along with its bold design inside and out, which draws on a number of
active lifestyle influences including motorcycles and rally cars, JUKE
brings unexpected levels of performance from a 1.6-liter Direct
Injection Gasoline (DIG™) turbo engine and an advanced torque vectoring
all-wheel drive (AWD) system with performance technology usually
reserved for premium vehicles.
“JUKE is about to carve out a unique space in the rapidly growing
compact crossover/hatchback segment with its combination of striking
design, agile handling and driving pleasure and user friendly
technology,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and
Marketing, NNA. “Add in the convenience, versatility and high seating
positioning of a traditional compact SUV – and pricing that is expected
to start at just under $20,000 – and you’ve got a vehicle unlike any
other in its class.”
The JUKE interior offers bolstered front seats and a center console
inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank and finished in a two-coat
high-gloss paint. The gearshift sits on top of the console, with a
short shifter 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 features range from leather-appointed seats and RearView
Monitor to Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition,
navigation system with real-time traffic information and power sliding
moonroof. A long list of standard safety features is also available,
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
180+ horsepower and 170+ lb-ft of torque. The engine, the first
application in North America, combines energetic performance and good
fuel economy. 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).
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. The I-CON system functions in one
setting as a controller for the automatic climate control system, and
in the other offers a drive mode selector with three different
throttle/transmission (CVT)/steering response settings – Normal for
everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for
maximum efficiency.
I-CON also serves as a central command center and display module,
adopting different display colors and functions depending on how it is
being used. In Climate mode, the display shows the interior temperature
settings while the “buttons” display air flow preferences. In the
“D-Mode,” the buttons change to the three driving modes and the display
shows engine and drive related dials and information.
“JUKE provides an exceptional level of available technology for its
segment and a special character all its own,” said Carolin. “We’re
expecting an enthusiastic response from people attending the New York
Auto Show and look forward to JUKE going on sale this fall.”
Along with the Web cast video, JUKE images, video downloads and
additional information will be available beginning March 31 at

Source: Nissan