Nissan Juke Turns 5, Celebrates With Origami
5 Novembre 2015 - Autoblog
How do you celebrate the birthday of a car as quirky as the Nissan Juke? Why, you make it even quirkier, of course. And since the vehicle in question is Japanese, that can only mean one thing. No, not anime – origami.
That's just what Nissan has done to mark the fifth birthday of its edgy little crossover. But it wasn't carried out in Japan. Instead it was completed by a British artist by the name of Owen Gildersleeve, who crafted the full-scale replica of the Juke out of 2,000 pieces of folded paper. The endeavor took over 200 hours of work, painstakingly recreating every last detail out of paper – including the wheels, lights, grille... everything.
Why the UK, you ask? Because that's one of the main sites where Nissan builds the Juke. The Sunderland plant is one of the largest in Europe, and with a fresh investment of over $150 million, it aims to continue leading the market. Since the Juke's introduction in 2010, Nissan has sold 150,000 of them in the UK alone – all built in Sunderland.
The result of the origami project, as you can plainly see, looks pretty darn convincing. That may come down as much to the Juke's sharply creased styling as it does to the skills of the artist. At the end of the day, we could hardly imagine a more suitable vehicle for the job, save perhaps for a Chris Bangle-era BMW or two.