On paper, the Nissan GT-R and the Nissan Juke have quite a bit in common. Both cars feature all-wheel-drive systems, both are powered by turbocharged engines, and both have been "blessed" with looks that even a mother would be strained to love. Look past the broad strokes, however, and we shouldn't have to say that these are two very different cars. In fact, stating that the Juke's 1.6-liter turbo, CVT, and Xtronic AWD system pales in comparison to the GT-R's 3.8-liter twin turbo V-6, dual-clutch six-speed gearbox, and ATTESA E-TS dual driveshaft AWD … Read more
It's been a while since we've showcased a tuner car here on the Car Tech Blog, but after getting an eyeful of Japanese tuner Impul's take on the already love-it-or-leave-it stylings of the 2011 Nissan Juke, we couldn't help but take another look.
The Impul Juke benefits (or suffers) from a new front bumper with a more aggressive lower lip, side skirts, and a rear diffuser, as well as a restyled grill and a huge, aggressive rear wing. There are also larger wheels in a Hyper Black finish, side-window vent visors, and what look like small … Read more
It's not very often that we find ourselves talking about Nissan's entry-point vehicle, the compact Versa, but the current generation, while a bit spartan for a tech car, is well-made and inexpensive. It's also due for replacement.
Late last year, Nissan released a sketch illustrating the design direction for the Versa's next iteration, and now Car and Driver reports on a hunch that the recently revealed Nissan Sunny sedan is our best bet for what to expect from a 2012 Versa, which Car and Driver expects to be announced at this year's New York auto … Read more
Nissan has a new crossover at the entry level, a bug-eyed-lookin' thing called the Juke. It does some interesting things on the dash and under the hood. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
Backbreaker Football 2: Vengeance ($2.99) is the sequel to Backbreaker Football (99 cents), a game that put you in the shoes of a football player running and dodging tackles to get to the end zone. Just like the original, beautiful 3D graphics and solid animations give you the feeling of powering your way down the field. But in BackBreaker Football 2: Vengeance, you now have the ability to play on the other side of the ball as a defender who needs to dodge blockers and ultimately tackle the ball carrier. You start off by customizing a player with a … Read more
Nissan and Original Wraps today launched Nissan Graphics for the Cube, and soon for the Juke, Frontier, and other models.
The decorative wraps come in graphics for side, front, and hood. The decorations are all printed on automotive-grade 3M Scotchprint On-Demand vinyl and are fade-resistant.
The catalog features stars, stripes, polka dots, and flowers, so the images should appeal to tastes ranging from subtle to bold.
Prices range from $100 to $300 with installation.
DETROIT--Robert Bosch GmbH is supplying the navigation system installed in the Nissan Rogue compact crossover and Juke small crossover. The system will be standard in the Rogue SV and Juke SV and optional in the Juke SL.
Bosch's dashboard unit includes AM/FM, satellite radio, and a CD player. It also plays MP3 music files via a USB slot or auxiliary input. The navigation system provides route guidance with visual or audio cues. The unit displays nearby gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, hotels, and other points of interest. The system also indicates real-time traffic conditions and calculates the shortest … Read more
Update: We've added new info about the Juke's European drivetrain and interior photography.
Just one day after we showed a teaser image of the upcoming Nissan Juke, the automaker has released unobscured photos of the compact crossover. And boy, is it ugly unique!
Everything from the belt line up is as we expected, very Nissan Leaf-esque. However, from there on down, things get a bit dicey. Below the swept back headlamps are a second pair of large round auxiliary lights and a third pair of small fog lights. Fortunately, the rear end is more attractive, with its L-shaped … Read more
Updated, 4:59 PM PDT: After much experimenting, I was able to access my music library remotely using JukeFly. The problem was, my songs didn't show up in search results, so I assumed JukeFly wasn't working. This assumption was bolstered by the fact that when I tested my connection with JukeFly's settings tester, it said that I needed to check my router. As it turns out, all the songs in my personal library are available under a different link, Library. They are not integrated into search results, and the debugger simply didn't work right.
One of … Read more
Sony has just launched two new additions to the Giga Juke family: Both systems will rip your CD collections to their internal hard drives, will stream content from PCs hooked up to your home network, and hopefully sound pretty good too. But there's much more Japanese jiggery-pokery going on behind the scenes.
Firstly, the NAS-SC55PKE. It's the mothership of the Giga Juke range, and it looks wholly different from the NAS-50HDE we gave a score of 8 out of 10 to last year. It's a system that comprises two units: the central hard drive-enabled CD-loving hi-fi, and … Read more