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Nissan Juke (2010): the crossover née Qazana

Thu, 07 Jan 2010

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

07 January 2010 10:36

Nissan has just released this solitary teaser photo of the new Nissan Juke – the production name for the concept car formerly known as Qazana. It's our first official look at the Juke, which we had scooped over Christmas.

It'll be Nissan's third crossover in Europe, slotting into the line-up beneath the Qashqai and Murano. The Juke will be built at Nissan's Sunderland, UK plant alongside the Note and Qashqai ranges, and sales are slated for autumn 2010.

Another bloody shadowy teaser image... Enough!

Yes, car manufacturers love a good teaser these days. A darkened silhouette here, a restricted view there. All part of the build-up to launch. We'll have to wait until 10 February 2010 to see the full set of photos and news of the new Nissan Juke ahead of its show debut at the 2010 Geneva motor show.

What else do we know about the new Nissan Juke?

The scant details issued today confirm the surprising Juke name and timings. Nissan says it will fit into the range between the Note and the Qashqai.

It'll ape the Qashqai positioning, judging by Nissan's marketing blurb. 'The Nissan Juke has been designed and developed to give customers an alternative to the traditional small hatchback in Europe,' says Simon Thomas, Nissan’s European senior vice president for sales and marketing. 'We know that there are a lot of customers that are looking for a car which combines striking design, agile handling and driving pleasure, user friendly technology but not at the expense of practicality and convenience.'
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By Tim Pollard