There really isn’t a better athlete to personify the Nissan Juke’s unique and daring character than Olympics champion snowboarder, Jenny Jones. Afterall, Jones started off her career by snowboarding in France in winter and surfing in Devon in the summer, funding her adventures with unique odd jobs, such as teaching children to fence. The Nissan Personalise your Thrill Ad gives Jones ample coverage to show off her unrivalled skills where she boards from a mountain to an escalator and down stairs to get to the Nissan Juke. To emphasise the fact that the Juke is highly customisable, the snow along her route is dyed in various bright colours which wouldn’t be out of place in a Bollywood routine.
Autotrader.com has named the Nissan Juke as one of the top 7 must-shop cars for dog lovers and we have to agree. Here are five reasons why we think the Nissan Juke is perfect for your pooch:
It is no secret that Nissan is the world’s leader when it comes to crossover vehicles. The Qashqai, Murano, Juke and the all-new X-Trail are not just fantastic vehicles, they are the perfect vehicles for the 21st century: Economy, power and beauty in one smart package.
It is varsity or college holidays and you are not in the mood to spend vac studying, so why not clear your mind and relax with a good old fashioned road trip?
While many people think that road trips are a purely American cultural phenomenon, South African road trips are just as exciting. South Africa is an exceptionally beautiful country with plenty of amazing things to go see and do! Did you know that we have the world’s highest bungee jump at the Bloukrans river and the world’s highest commercial abseil on Table Mountain? It is not just these record breakers that are amazing to do, there are hundreds of fascinating towns throughout South Africa that are great to visit!
For most vehicle manufacturers, if you picture their entire range of vehicles in your mind and it just makes sense. Think about the two big German brands. Throughout their range of vehicles there is an underlying theme, a similarity that runs across between vehicles that makes them instantly recognizable. They succeed in bringing the same basic idea across in each of their vehicles. And it is boring.
Nobody will argue that the Juke’s design makes a bold statement as is, but imagine being able to add your own styling stamp to make it uniquely yours. Nissan’s new personalisation programme aims to do just that and will provide owners with a variety of potential trim and colour combinations to create their very own look for their Juke.
The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ jury’s votes have been cast and 12 finalists elected to compete for this year’s SA Car of the Year title. Great news for Nissan and not really a big surprise is that its trendy and powerful Juke 1.6 DIG-T Tekna (Leather) model is in line for the coveted award.
Nissan has produced a one-off Batman inspired special edition Juke Nismo to celebrate the launch of The Dark Knight Rises on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK. But the ultimate fan’s dream car won’t go on sale or auction, instead it will go to one lucky winner of the automaker’s Thrill Test competition.
The exclusive The Dark Knight Rises model will feature the same 1.6L turbocharged engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, bodykit and uprated suspension as found in the Juke Nismo, which is expected to go on sale in January 2013. Unique features in turn will include matt black paintwork, 18” Nismo alloy wheels with red detailing, a shark fin antenna, aluminium bat logos on the front and rear, reflective bat badges on the headrests, a clever uplighter that projects the bat logo and various other applications of the iconic bat symbol.
The online competition runs until the end of February 2013 and the winner of the The Dark Knight Rises Nissan Juke Nismo will be announced at the beginning of March next year.
Earlier this year we reported on the Nissan Juke Midnight Edition to be launched in the States in 2013. Now Nissan has announced that an exclusive limited-production model would also be designed specifically for the South African market.
The Juke Midnight Edition will be fitted with the powerful top-of-the-range 1.6L DIG-T Tekna engine that produces a mighty 140kW and 240Nm output while also featuring a number of styling upgrades to set it apart from the standard model. Sporty visual enhancements include black 17” alloy wheels, a front styling plate, black or red spoilers and door mirrors to compliment the vehicle’s body colour and tinted anti-smash-and-grab applied to all windows to enhance privacy for both the driver and occupants.
With only a limited run of 100 units set for release, the Juke Midnight Edition truly is the perfect match for those who like to stand out from the crowd. And with a price tag of only R272 500 (R278 500 for the leather option), this boldly beautiful beast of a Juke still holds true to the Nissan Juke range’s value for money promise.