Nissan’s NISMO Juke/Xterra Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Nissan’s NISMO Juke/Xterra Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

(Photos courtesy of Twitter/Nissan) The Nissan Xterra is a cool little SUV that has a strong off-roading pedigree. It doesn’t try to be soft and cuddly, but instead was built from the start to be a useable truck-like SUV, a breed that is dying out. The Nissan Juke, on the other hand, is what happens when you let anime creators draw a car. It looks like a frog in an odd sort of way, with rounded fenders, a weird hunch shape to the body, and a face that even a mother would love to look away from. When Nissan built the Nismo Juke R, a Juke with the entire power train from the almighty GT-R in it, many people started to wonder if someone was spiking the water. It was like the punchline to a joke nobody wanted to think up.


Then things got really interesting. Nissan asked the public which two vehicles that were for sale to be “mashed up” in a Photoshop via Twitter using the hashtag #NISMOmashup. The GT-R/Altima mashup looked killer. The NISMO Juke/Xterra one, on the other hand…well, make your own call. From the back it doesn’t look half bad. Past the front doors, however, and it goes from good to “GAH, MY EYES!!!” in about 2.9 seconds.

Mercifully, these are only photoshops and there are no plans to put these vehicles into production. I wouldn’t cancel the random drug-screen just yet, though.

Click Here to see the other NISMO mashup concepts


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6 thoughts on “Nissan’s NISMO Juke/Xterra Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

  1. Nick D.

    I used to hate on the Juke until I actually drove one. With the cool interior, AWD and peppy 1.8L turbo motor, they are surprisingly fun. The Juke R is a whole ‘nother monster

  2. Tom Slater

    It’s the weird upper slit headlight thing that kills it for me. If that was deleted, it wouldn’t be half bad.
    I’d still take a plane-jane Xterra, though. The Supercharged model was a lot of fun to drive, the one time I did so.

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