(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.
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