Honda to release its own Juke-inspired Urban-SUV

I’ve owned just one urban-SUV, the first generation Land Rover Freelander, and while we enjoyed the experience, it wasn’t nearly useful enough to justify some of its more obvious limitations. However the market for urban-SUVs is booming, most notably for Nissan who produced more than 480,000 Qashqai, Qashqai +2, Juke in 2011.

Nissan’s £400,000 production Juke-R now ready for delivery – with 545bhp (w/VIDEO)

It seemed inevitable, given the upgrades made to Nissan’s MY2012 GT-R, that the Juke-R would inherit the same performance (up from the concept version’s 480bhp) from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine.

In addition to these final technical enhancements, the first production Juke-R also gains a new look in its transition to a fully-fledged road car.