NEW FOR 2012:

– No changes

An all-new model for 2011, the Nissan Juke is unchanged for 2012.

The Juke uses a turbocharged, direct-injection 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive models are equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and can be optioned to a CVT that is the only choice on all-wheel drive models. The AWD models feature a torque vectoring system that splits torque 50/50 between the front and rear wheels, and also side-to-side across the rear axle; power can be increased to the outside rear wheel when needed to reduce understeer and improve cornering. An available “integrated control” system sets the throttle, transmission and steering response settings to Normal, Sport or Eco modes.

Trim levels are the SV and SL, with both available in front- or all-wheel drive.

Features on the SV include 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, heated mirrors, privacy glass, Bluetooth connectivity, trip computer, outside temperature display, cruise control, driver’s auto up/down window, keyless entry, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, variable intermittent wipers, intermittent rear wiper, cargo cover, dual vanity mirrors, six-way manual driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, floor mats, CD/MP3 stereo, auxiliary input, iPod interface, and anti-theft alarm.

The SL adds automatic climate control, fog lights, power sunroof, Intelligent Key with pushbutton ignition, and heated seats.

The SL can be further optioned with a Navigation Package that adds navigation system, rearview camera, leather seats, Rockford Fosgate stereo system, XM satellite radio and USB port.

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