Since its international launch in 2010, the Juke has sold more than 700,000 units in Europe alone. An important factor to its success was its bold and standout design that appealed to customers. To celebrate its design, Nissan decided to build a full-scale paper replica of the subcompact crossover.
British origami artist Owen Gildersleeve and his team used more than 2,000 pieces of paper and glued them together for 200 painstaking hours. The result was a spitting image of the real Nissan model down to the small details like the emblem and nameplate.
The first step of any car design involves putting pencil to paper. From that simple start, it's a complex journey to production involving hundreds of skilled people, thousands of man-hours and millions in investment... we celebrate the Nissan Juke with a tribute that harks back to that simple, but bold, first step, all carried out with Nissan's signature innovation and excitement of course," said Darryl Scriven, Design Manager at Nissan's Design Centre for Europe.
The real Juke which is available locally for P980,000 features a quirky front-fascia with a v-shaped chromed grille, muscular curves, and a body style that demands attention.
Inside, the motorcycle-inspired gauge clusters gives it an added sporty feel. It also has a 2-DIN touchscreen headunit with Bluetooth connectivity which also doubles as a rear view camera display. This is the only one of two subcompact crossovers to have this feature (besides the Chevrolet Trax).
There's also the Integrated Control System (i-Con) where the driver can select between Eco, Normal, and Sport modes to match their driving style. Meanwhile, the dual climate control lets passengers select their own cabin temperature for a more comfortable experience.
Under the hood, this compact crossover is the only one in its segment that comes with a 4-cylinder 1.6 L gasoline engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which can produce up to 116 hp and 154 Nm of torque.