/Nissan Juke Gets Five Star EuroNCAP Rating

Nissan Juke Gets Five Star EuroNCAP Rating

Nissan Juke 2011 at Nissan Juke Gets Five Star EuroNCAP Rating

Nissan’s funny looking crossover, the Juke, has been quite successful since its launch. That’s partly due to its insane looks, and partly because it is actually a very fine car. The Five Star Euro NCAP Rating further confirms that.

The Juke scored an 87 per cent adult protection rating and 81 per cent for child occupant protection with maximum points for its protection of the dummy representing a three-year-old child. It is an incredible achievement considering the shape of that body and proves that Nissan has put a great effort into the engineering as well.

The stability of the passenger compartment in the front impact also contributed to Juke’s rating as did its performance in child pedestrian protection. Standard safety equipment on all Juke models includes ESP stability control and six airbags.

Since it’s launch back in September 2010, Nissan has delivered a remarkable 32,000 units of the Juke just in Europe! The biggest markets so far are the UK, France and Italy. Like QASHQAI before it, Juke is bringing new customers to the Nissan brand with some 80 per cent being conquest sales.

More on the Nissan Juke:

Five versions of Juke are available, four petrol and one diesel, all with the one five-door body style that blends SUV toughness with coup? style. Power outputs range from 81kW (110PS) to 140kW (190PS) with manual or XTRONIC CVT transmission, 2WD or 4WD options.

At the top of the range is a four-wheel drive version powered by an all-new turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine with direct injection. It uses the latest generation ALL-MODE 4x4i with torque vectoring for enhanced agility and reduced understeer when cornering.

Equipment grades follow the established Nissan practice with entry level Visia, mid-grade Acenta and range topping Tekna versions. As well as ESP and six airbags, standard equipment across all grades includes air conditioning and a CD/radio with Aux-in facility.

On higher grades, equipment can include full climate control, a rear-view parking camera, Nissan Connect satellite navigation and, a new development, the Nissan Dynamic Control System which gives the driver the option to optimise the car’s dynamic performance through a sports and eco mode.

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