Nissan JUKE History

Nissan Juke History

Nissan Juke History


The Nissan JUKE was introduced to the market in 2010 at the beginning of a new wave of uniquely designed cars perfect for consumers looking for a bit of individualism in their vehicles. Since its introduction, the JUKE has been turning heads wherever it goes, making Nissan the go-to brand for cars with spunk.


Production of the JUKE was first announced on February 11, 2009. In 2010, following the JUKE’s appearance as the Nissan Qazana concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the JUKE entered production at the Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd plant in Washington, UK, making the mini SUV available to the worldwide market that same year. Depending on the country, a variety of trim levels are offered with the United States having the option between three—the S, SV, and SL.

Reception of Nissan JUKE

Since the JUKE’s introduction, many have discovered the unconventional styling to be a positive or negative depending on individual taste, while many find the interior a bit on the cramped side. Overall, the Nissan JUKE has received a relatively warm reception due to its unique styling and great safety ratings.

Nissan JUKE Fun Facts

  • Nissan launched a commercial for the JUKE featuring Star Wars’ Stormtroopers
  • Stunt-driver, Terry Grant, broke a Guinness World Record when he drove a JUKE around the Goodwood Hill Course on two wheels for 2 minutes and 55 seconds
  • The JUKE was designed at Nissan’s Design Europe company in London, England
  • Debuted globally at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show
  • Introduced to North America at the 2010 New York International Auto Show

2014 Nissan JUKE Overview