Refreshed 2015 Nissan Juke Doing Slow Tease in Preparation for Geneva Motor Show
So Nissan sells about 40,000 Jukes per year in the U.S. That's decent, but it's not really much in the grand scheme of things, especially considering that Nissan sells almost as many Jukes in the U.K. alone. There's plenty more of Juke sales in Europe and Asia to go around, too, showing that model's global significance. Just as Nissan has released U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS, it has released a series of teaser photos on Facebook. What's notable about these is that it shows boomerang-style turn signal indicators and new wheels, matching some elements seen on the 2014 Nissan Rogue and previewed by the concept precursor to the 2015 Nissan Maxima. We haven't seen all of it quite yet, but we're pretty sure this model will be more about refining than redefining. While overseas markets have a few options when it comes to gasoline- and diesel-powered engines, we have just a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 188 horsepower in standard guise, at least in the 2014 model. Other versions of it in the Nissan Juke Nismo and Nismo RS make 197 and 215 horsepower, respectively. With all-wheel drive and a manual transmission both being available in the Juke, albeit not at the same time for the U.S., Nissan has carved quite a niche for itself as a provider of a semi-premium subcompact crossover SUV. We'll bring you a list of all of the changes to the 2015 Nissan Juke as we get them from next month's Geneva Motor Show. Source: Nissan via Facebook
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