2019 Nissan Juke Is Coming to the US as Nissan Kicks

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The 2019 Nissan Juke retains the basic design lines of the concept that appeared under the same name. This SUV is described as a stylized crossover made for city buyers. The exterior has the famous front V mask of this brand. The futuristic design is present everywhere, on lights, fenders, and the roofline. The interior is nothing less exciting.

In the US, the 2019 Nissan Juke will appear as Nissan Kicks. These are the same models, with slight modifications for specific markets. The sale starts in the summer of 2018. Later, this model will be launched in over 80 markets around the world. Prices and specifications will be announced at the premiere.

2019 Nissan Juke

2019 Nissan Juke Styling

If Juke SUV, as it is, was released earlier, we would all say that it is a kind of prototype. But in time, we are increasingly getting used to the extraordinary automotive creations. Although, the 2019 Nissan Juke looks like a Buggy from Dakar Rally rather than a small city car. Either way, instead of a versatile city car, a unique Juke was launched. It still uses a borrowed platform and engines in 2019.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Definitely, the main advantage of the new 2019 Nissan Juke is its design. Buyers won’t see it elsewhere. Both outside and inside the Japanese carmaker created a special mixture of various shapes. The Juke looks futuristic, and in the past, it brought radical changes to the segment. Nowadays, we can see more similar vehicles on streets.

2019 Nissan Juke rear

Nevertheless, the SUV has some things that could be improved. For example, visibility for the driver is not so great. We believe that designers will fix it for 2019 Nissan Juke. Also, the quality of some materials inside the cabin was under question. We got used to more comfort from Nissan, and the most demanding owners of Juke would like to see more features boosting the overall impression.

2019 Nissan Juke Engine and Specs

Once again, the Juke will carry an overwhelmed drivetrain. It is an engine of the small displacement, but relatively high outputs. The entire 190 hp will come from a 1.6-liter unit. With direct injection and a turbocharger, it can also produce 240 Nm of torque. The specificity of this engine is that the maximum torque frees between 2,000 and 5,200 rpm. It comes in pair with a CVT transmission. The gearbox is a version with the integrated drive. This transmission system also uses a metal wedge belt. However, the impression caused for novice drivers reminds of constant slipping.

2019 Nissan Juke interior

2019 Nissan Juke US Release

Unfortunately for fans in North America, the 2019 Nissan Juke is not going to be available on this market. It will get a replacement. Instead of Juke, the US and Canadian buyers will see Nissan Kicks. This is the most demanding market. Worldwide editions can’t meet requirements about safety and emissions. So, the development and production are very expensive. This is the key factor why Nissan decides to replace the Juke. Nevertheless, enthusiasts will see similar or the same crossover. But, its configuration is definitely making a difference.


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