Nissan Juke oto-10

Now here’s a way to stand out. The Nissan Juke, with its oddball design, looks like nothing else on the road – and since it’s not sold by Edaran Tan Chong officially in Malaysia, the Juke driver will be part of a very exclusive club.

We found this Nissan Juke on our sister site oto.my, the ad put up by one of the many recond car dealers in PJ. This red car is a 2011 unit from Japan, and it’s equipped with the MR16DDT 1.6 litre DIG-Turbo engine with 188 hp and 240 Nm, paired to a CVT gearbox.

And since this is the Turbo, it should have Nissan’s All-Mode 4X4-i electronic system with lateral torque vectoring. This not only splits torque between axles, but from side-to-side across the rear axle as well. The system counts wheel speed, steering angle, yaw rate and lateral G to distribute torque, and works to reduce understeer.

The cabin’s highlight is the red painted centre console, but this isn’t the highest spec on offer – note the lack of steering controls and the basic head unit that CKD Latio and Grand Livina owners will be familiar with.

The dealer is asking RM175,000 for this unregistered Juke, which sounds like a lot of money for a small car, although there’s decent performance on tap. But the main draw has to be the Juke’s out of the world looks – you might get more attention than a supercar in this!