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Nissan to start selling the Juke-R on build-to-order basis

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Text: / Photos: Nissan Press | posted May 04, 2012 17:01

New Juke-Rs will be even more powerful than original concept car

The 3.8-liter, 160 mph Juke-R made its global debut in Dubai in January this year, attracting enormous attention and, as a result, Nissan has now received firm orders for three cars to be built. Two of which comes from a high-profile and well-respected member of Dubai society.

Nissan will be building more Juke-Rs upon request and will be taking orders in the coming four weeks, before production starts.

While the original Juke-R was based on the MY10 GT-R running gear, the run of new cars will benefit from featuring the drivetrain and chassis of the MY12 GT-R and, with the build of the first cars underway, the first three cars will be delivered to their new owners in late summer.

Engine bay

Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Product Manager for the Juke, said: "The Juke-R was originally intended as a one-off concept to marry two of Nissan's most innovative models. But the reaction we had to the car in Dubai was amazing - people were making offers for the original on the street! With such a strong reaction, and with three genuine offers on the table, we decided we had to make the car a reality. We can't let down enthusiasts who are this keen to add to their collection of cars. The Juke-R has become something of a phenomenon and I'm enormously proud of the impact it has had. There will be more news to come on Juke later in the year."

Interior

Anyone wishing to register an interest in purchasing Nissan's most innovative Crossover yet should contact Juke-R@Nissan.co.uk.

Also, watch Nissan's short film titled Desert Nemesis starring the Juke-R which is piloted by Nissan's inaugural GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordonez as he takes on the world's best supercars in a thrilling street race, reminiscent of the 'Need for Speed' movies.