LOCAL Nissan dealer Fidelity Motors aims to strengthen its line-up with the addition of the 2013 Nissan Juke which will be launched next Thursday.
With its distinctive styling, the Juke is aimed squarely at those with an urban active lifestyle, but not seeking a full-sized sport utility vehicle. Essentially a mini-crossover, it features car-like dimensions, space for four, and all-wheel drive alongside the raised ride height necessary to tackle light off-road duties.
Initial models will be equipped with an 117bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder paired to Nissan's Xtronic Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT). These form the base of what the manufacturer terms Pure Drive, a system that offers a mix of performance and high-fuel economy at the press of a button.
Comfort and convenience are found throughout with standard features such as alarm, automatic headlights, optional keyless entry and full leather interior. Users will find the easy-to-use
I-CON system fun as the buttons change to meet whatever function is chosen, drive or climate control, and it displays all the relevant vehicle operational information. Safety is also a big part of this small car with up to six airbags available, front active headrests, and three-point seatbelts all around.