The web recalled the “ancestor” of the legendary Nissan Juke

The web recalled the “ancestor” of the legendary Nissan Juke

October 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

This is a bold Nissan Qazana concept. It was this car, back in 2008, that announced the first generation of the iconic Nissan Juke.

The subcompact crossover Nissan Juke celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The automaker finally launched its second generation SUV last year. By this time, the model had sold over 1.5 million cars. The Juke is believed to have become one of the vehicles that led to the crossover and SUV craze.

Its history began 11 years ago with the Nissan Qazana concept car. This car surprised the audience with a non-standard approach to automobile shapes: many curves, “hyperbolic” proportions, original decor, etc. Such a design can be called eclectic, but certainly memorable.

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The company’s marketing engineer (then) and now senior product planning manager for Nismo, Jamie McLean, explained that their team wanted the crossover to be “as easy to use as a hatchback, but fun as a sports car.”

The Japanese emphasized the sportiness of the crossover even more in the performance of the Nismo RS: the car was equipped with a motor producing 197 or 215 horsepower.
In addition, Nissan released a limited-edition Juke-R, which was powered by a twin-turbocharged R35 GT-R, 3.8-liter V6 engine with 545bhp. Its predecessors – the Qazana and the first Juke – adopted a modern crossover with a quirky exterior, however modernization was not without – the new Juke has become better in many ways.

Nissan previously announced the cost of its redesigned Altima sedan. Compared to the previous version, the upgrade came out not too large-scale. However, the cost did not grow too much – the starting equipment added only $ 200 in price.