Nissan sets U.S. pricing for the new 2011 Nissan Juke

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The Nissan JUKE starts at $18,960

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Nissan today announced pricing for the 2011 Nissan JUKE sport crossover in the U.S. with the staring MSRP of $18,960. The all-new 2011 JUKE will go on sale in October nationwide. The new 2011 JUKE provides a sports car driving experience but with the aspects of a SUV, which has a lower body and raised ground height to improved visibility.

“We believe JUKE’s unique combination of motorsports-inspired exterior and interior design and unexpected levels of technology – along with a starting MSRP under $19,000 – is going to propel JUKE into the heart of the fast-growing compact hatchback/crossover market,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

The all-new 2011 Juke is available in eight models, with each powered by a standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) Turbo engine that is rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. There are two transmissions are offered by for the Juke:  the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission (SV FWD and SL FWD models only). Fuel economy for the 2011 Juke is rated at 27 mpg City and 32 mpg Highway for JUKE CVT FWD models.

In the all-wheel drive condition in the JUKE, torque is split up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also can split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle’s cornering feel.

Another new-to-Nissan technology debuting on JUKE is the Integrated Control (I-CON) system. It combines control of the automatic A/C and the three-mode drive selector with the  “Normal” mode for everyday driving, “Sport” mode for spirited driving and “Eco” mode for fuel efficiency.

Nissan JUKE MSRPs (USD) include:

Model/Transmission
JUKE S CVT FWD $18,960 USD
JUKE SV MT FWD $20,260 USD
JUKE SV CVT FWD $20,760 USD
JUKE SL MT FWD $22,550 USD
JUKE SL CVT FWD $23,050 USD
JUKE S CVT AWD $20,460 USD
JUKE SV CVT AWD $22,260 USD
JUKE SL CVT AWD $24,550 USD