Live from the launch - the Nissan Juke

Nic Cackett

Autoblog UK is in Frankfurt today to take a closer look at the new Nissan Juke, the diminutive crossover aimed squarely at the crowded small hatch market.

The competition couldn't be any tougher. The Juke's broad shoulders will have to muscle for space alongside some household names, and unlike the ultra-successful Qashqai it does not have the benefit of being the new kid on the block – the Suzuki SX4 and Kia Soul have already introduced the nation to the concept of a pseudo-SUV appearance in a supermini mould.