Compact SUVs have become quite the rage in recent years, pushing customers and carmakers alike to scramble for a mad rush for the ultimate compact SUV. This craze has been persistently growing feeding much of the automobile industry’s expanding horizons and new ventures into the market for the ideal compact SUV. The 2017 Nissan Juke will definitely be among the top contenders for the title of the best compact SUV crossover in its year of launch. Last generation of Nissan Juke sold more than 450,000 units globally, which goes to show why Nissan should be fancying their chances of creating a sensation in the markets with their next generation Juke.
2017 Nissan Juke: Rumors and Features
Recently there have been a lot of rumors and speculations revolving around how different the 2017 Nissan Juke may turn out to be from its former version. As of now there are a lot of rumours about how Nissan Juke would upgrade its chassis. Rumours that may turn out to be true include the talks of 2017 Juke being prepared to be upgraded from a two-door body-frame and profile, to a four-door chassis. As it turns out, press releases from Nissan officials confirm the possibility of this rumour and their current plans for the Juke’s redesign seem to favour that claim. Also confirmed by Nissan officials are that using the newly developed CMF-A platform, this car has been saved a lot of excess production cost.
Heavy use of carbon fibre plus aluminium also helped the car to increase fuel efficiency, shed excess weight, to boost safety and aerodynamics. Angular, thin LED headlights, taillights and daytime running LEDs are standard for the base trim, while the top trim might replace bi-Xenon headlights and taillights instead. The four-door chassis looks impressive, with pronounced edges, curves, and sleek lines that accentuate its sporty compact chassis in contrast to its 2016 model which honestly looked like a quad-bike with a roof. A unique grille and a reinforced bumper below uplift the sportiness of Juke. A razor-fan spoke pattern on the alloy wheels gives the midsized crossover a distinct predatory appearance.
The 2017 Nissan Juke will have some upgraded interior features. Inside this compact crossover, 6 people can sit in sporting luxury. Packed with a boot-capacity of 250 kg’s, the Juke is more spacious than meets the eye. An impressively clean and organised dashboard has been fitted with a touchscreen LED infotainment panel to control media playback, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, advanced navigation, parking assistance, rear blind-spot monitor, iPod and Smartphone connectivity .Below the panel are USB, HDMI and AUX ports. Airbags for all seats have been provided. Seats come with the option for leather or fabric upholstery.
2017 Nissan Juke: Engine Setups
The 2017 Nissan Juke should be launched with a diesel and a petrol variant. The diesel drivetrain option should be a 1.5-liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine that produces 240 HP and 180 lb-ft. of torque. The petrol variant will be a 2.4 liter dual-turbo engine giving 220 HP and 190 lb-ft. of torque. The options for fuel transmission would be a 6-speed automatic, manual, or CVT transmission with a 4-tool gear box along with the options of Front-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive.
2017 Nissan Juke: Price and Release
The 2017 Nissan Juke should be released in the end of 2016 and should start with a price range from around $23,000 to $32,000, depending of a trim level you chose.