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New Nissan Juke 1.6 DiG-T Acenta+

Bad news. The Nissan Juke 1.6 DiG-T Acenta+ Sport Pack looks like a beach buggy.

By Stephen Turvil
Oct 20, 2011
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Bad news. The Nissan Juke 1.6 DiG-T Acenta+ Sport Pack looks like a beach buggy. Its bulging front-end, super wide hips, and lofty driving position suggest this supermini/sports car hybrid is more at home ploughing-up sand that cruising on the M25. Good news. The Nissan Juke looks like a beach buggy. Its bulging front-end, super wide hips, and lofty driving position means there is nothing else like it on the road. So, there are two ways to perceive this car – it is either a fantastic new concept or a warmed-over seaside plaything.

Bad news. The Nissan Juke's cabin feels slightly cut-price. Some of the plastics feel unremarkable and the seats look like they were pinched from an old Corsa. Furthermore, this fashion statement leans through the corners more than I expected - and the ride is surprisingly firm. Good news. The 1.6 DiG-T Acenta+ Sport Pack has 190ps under its bonnet. That propels it to 62mph in 8 seconds but, more importantly, has bucket-loads of torque. This makes pulling from low-revs easy, even though this car is not particularly fast.

Bad news. This petrol-powered sand lover costs £16,595. Ouch! Motorists could certainly buy more complete packages for the money. However, if standing-out from the crowd is your priority then the Nissan Juke could be your perfect seaside companion. Best not pack a large pick-nick though, its luggage capacity is only 251-litres. Fashion over function then? Perhaps, but despite its limitations this beach buggy makes people smile.

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By Stephen Turvil
Oct 20, 2011