From Mild to Wild: 2012 Nissan Juke Pricing Announced, Juke-R Picture Released

By Jacob Brown | October 25, 2011
Let’s start with the fun part: Nissan Tech Center for Europe dropped a 478-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 engine from the Nissan GT-R into a compact Nissan Juke body. Creating what the company has dubbed the Juke-R, it is a monster of performance and a key example of the “Why? Why not?” school of thought. And, as odd as it looks, we like it. Nissan’s European unit showed one of the two Juke-Rs in Spain. One model is left-hand drive, and another is right-hand drive, as not to offend British or Japanese Nissan enthusiasts. Nissan will begin testing the two uber crossovers next month. But assuming you’re not a sheik or you simply don’t have the means to write Nissan a blank check for a hand-built Juke-R, you’re still in luck. Nissan just announced pricing on its 2012 Juke lineup. While it may not be a fire-breathing Nissan GT-R in Juke’s clothing, it’s still a fairly agile, sporty little bug-eyed thing. Starting at $20,530, including $760 for destination and handling, the base 2012 Nissan Juke S with front-wheel drive represents a $200 price increase from last year’s model. It comes standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Moving up to the Juke SV with the six-speed manual transmission costs $21,840. It comes with Nissan’s intelligent key system, a power-sliding moonroof, and automatic climate control, among other features. The top-level front-wheel-drive Nissan Juke SL with a manual transmission costs $24,160 and comes with a rearview monitor, an upgraded stereo system, automatic headlights, and fog lights among its features list. While the automatic transmission comes standard on the base Juke S, it is available as an option on the uplevel Juke SV and SL models for an additional $500. Upgrading further to all-wheel drive on the automatic transmission-equipped Jukes will cost an additional $1650. All-wheel drive is not available with the manual transmission. But as it stands, even in the Juke R, a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission comes as the only transmission available. Every Juke you can buy off the dealership lot comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 188 horsepower. Look for the 2012 Nissan Juke at dealerships now. Or, in the case of the Juke-R, look for it to hit showroom floors about the same time Harold Camping makes an accurate prediction. Source: Nissan

I am looking to purchase a 2013 Nissan GTR Black addition by May. I would be willing to pay 115,000.00+ for the Nissan Super Juke. I have seen the Juke run and it is quite a sight!! Way to go Nissan. This will be a fun addition to my garage.