This is the new Juke – a supermini-sized crossover – which Nissan hopes will tempt buyers away from more traditional hatchback options.
It's almost impossible to talk about the Juke without mentioning the Qashqai as well. Both aim to give buyers a change from the norm and attract new customers to the brand.
The Qashqai has done this very well. With more than half a million sales in Europe since spring 2007, it's been far more successful than a straight small family car replacement for the Almera is likely to have fared.
The Juke will be built alongside the Qashqai in Sunderland, and will go on sale in the second half of the year. It's being pitched as a Mini rival, so expect prices to range from around £13,000, going up to £20,000.
Measuring 4135mm from tip to tail, the Juke is 200mm shorter than the Qashqai. It occupies the same amount of road space as a Peugeot 207, although it's 70mm taller.
The five-door, five-seater Juke has a decent 251-litre boot that expands to 550 litres when the 60/40 rear seats are folded down.
All but one model will be front-wheel drive. The entry-level petrol is a 115bhp 1.6-litre, which is mated with either a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
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