PT Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI) announced that customers who pre book for Nissan Juke have reached as much as 2,000 units which far exceeded their initial sales targets of just 500 units per month.
Takayuki Kimura, President of NMI says, “This result is a reflection of the positive market recognition of Nissan Juke. With products such as Jukes and March that has been launched into the market, Nissan tried to redefine the compact car segment in Indonesia. We believe that the number of reservations for Nissan Juke will continue to increase in coming days”. Nissan targets to have sold 60,000 units by end of this year.
The most popular model of course the Nissan Juke CVT RT which account for more than 90% of the total orders. So, what is it that made it special?
Nissan Juke is the first crossover offered by Nissan in Indonesia. The crossover is between SUV and compact sports car to challenge small car traditions. Based on the Renault Nissan Alliance B platform, the dimension of the car is 4,135 mm long, 1,765 mm wide and 1,565 mm tall with total curb weight of 1.4 ton.
The vehicle is powered by 1.5L DOHC 4 CYL Inline (HR15DE) four-cylinder engines gasoline engine equipped with an enhanced dual injector (CVTC) and Xtronic CVT which can increase torque in low speed while providing powerful acceleration at high speed without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
With all of those power the Nissan Juke is capable of reaching speed from 0 to 100 km/ hr in 8 seconds with total speed maxed at 215 km/ hr with the fuel consumption averaging at 17 km/liter. The fuel tank can be filled with 52 liter of gasoline.
The exterior is where Nissan Juke which is developed from Qazana concept car will have a lot of worshippers in Indonesia. Let’s face it, other cars in this class is simply boring and conservatives. None of those cars screams out youth and trendiness like the Juke. The whole body is curved boldly coupled with the sporty tail light design which inspired by the 370Z fused with a hollow back for toughness and elegance.
From a design standpoint, the lower portion of Juke is pure SUV, with chunky wheels, wide tires, extended ground clearance and a robust stance. But the top portion is unadulterated sports car, with a high waistline, slim visor-like side glass graphics and a coupé-style falling roof line. The coupé effect is further underlined by the rear doors which have their handles hidden in the frame of the door.
Nissan Juke interior is also stylish and fun. The centre console with a high gloss paint which resembles a motorcycle fuel tank, the central stack which incorporates the new Nissan Dynamic Control System is ergonomically designed to ensure the driver has instant access to the information and drive mode
Attention to detail is evident everywhere. Chrome fittings and high quality materials are used throughout while the interior colors – red or gun metal grey for the central console are available, depending on the grade; black, silver or red accents to the leather or honeycomb sports fabrics and even the door arm rests, shaped like flippers used by scuba divers.
Nissan Juke is a full five seater and despite its overall compact dimensions, the roomy interior offers competitive levels of space inside: front head room and rear knee room will be sufficient for most occupants.
Nissan Juke in Indonesia is available in Burning Red, Silver Metallic, Pacific Blue, Grey Metallic, Solid Black and Solid White.
The Nissan Juke which is only available with automatic transmission is priced at Rp 238.8 million for the Juke 1.5 CVT and Rp 248.8 million for the Juke 1.5 CVT RX.