2015 Nissan Juke Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The Nissan Juke dances to a different drummer. It falls into the small wagon or crossover category, but it?s almost in a category of its own because of its unique styling. But it?s that exclusive styling and the versatility that makes the 2015 Nissan Juke popular among trendsetters who want…

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2014 Nissan JUKE NISMO RS Test Drive Review

?2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS Sportcross? A Fun spirited ride Nissan introduced a new and uniquely designed sport cross vehicle in 2011, inspired by the Nissan Qazana concept car that was shown earlier at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The hugely popular Qazana drew upon a number of lifestyle activities including motorcycles and rally cars….

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A Nissan Playdate

By Bill Schaffer   Nashville ? Occasionally, an auto manufacturer will gather a sampling of their current lineup and invite a group of automotive journalists over to get a little refresher in what they have to offer. Nissan did just that last week putting together a group of more than 40 Nissans and even a…

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Run to the Sun 2013 ? Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Portland, Ore. ? Every year an automotive writer?s organization Barb and I belong to has a two-day drive called Run to the Sun (RttS). It gives us a chance to sample some of the manufacturers? latest offerings. This year Barbara was away at a Jeep-Ram-Dodge program in Southern California, so I was…

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2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Test Drive

? 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO: Spirited fun? Nissan introduced a new and uniquely designed sport cross vehicle in 2011, inspired by the Nissan Qazana concept car that was shown earlier at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The hugely popular Qazana drew upon a number of lifestyle activities including motorcycles and rally cars. The Nissan Juke…

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Test Drive: Nissan Juke

With a few exceptions, we love it when automakers break out of the pack and create new types of vehicles and unique designs.? Very often, it works, but sometimes it can bomb — think Pontiac Aztek.? The Nissan Juke is one of those times that innovation worked. ?What is it?? We think it?s a little…

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First Drive: Nissan Juke

Vancouver, B.C. ? Nissan?s new ?Innovation for All? tag line is more than just a slick advertising phrase, it?s a good representation of the company?s pioneering spirit. The latest demonstration of Nissan?s innovation is the Juke, which in many ways is the ultimate small crossover, incorporating elements from the sedan, SUV, crossover and even a…

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Nissan’s Juke Concept

Nissan showed another cutting-edge design at the New York International Auto Show. The Juke sports cross has a bold design inside and out, drawing on a number of active lifestyle influences including motorcycles and rally cars. Juke brings unexpected levels of performance from a 180-hp, 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG?) turbo engine and an advanced…

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