Some heads only a mother can love.  That’s the saying isn’t it?  The Nissan Juke might just fit into that category.  There’s something familiar about the styling concepts in this vehicle, something born out of a much higher breed relative, but what’s happened to the front end is just concerning.  However the drive and day to day experience is one you will probably quite enjoy – the Nissan Juke.

Nissan JUKE

Nissan JUKE

Make: Renault

Model: Juke

Variant: Ti-S AWD Turbo

Engine / Transmission: MR16DDT 1.6 litre 4-cylinder, Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual mode

Vital Stats: Power 140kW @ 5,600 rpm / 240Nm @ 2,000 rpm

Nissan Claimed Fuel Economy: 7.4l / 100km

EFTM Claimed Fuel Economy: 9.6l / 100km

MRRP Price: $32,190 (Plus on roads)

Wow Factor : Strewth – look at the thing!  It certainly is a head-turner.  The high stance yet small body make it a good option for those looking for a high driving position without the big SUV driving and parking issues.  This variant has the AWD Turbo and packs a lot more punch than it’s lesser equipped siblings.

Most Impressive : It’s a good drive, soft touch and subtle power means you get what you want and need from the Juke as a city run-about

Not So Impressive : It’s.. How do we put this delicately – It’s UGLY.  The rear passenger room isn’t fantastic either.