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A life-size origami Nissan Juke commemorates the subcompact crosssover’s fifth anniversary. Nissan of Europe teamed up with British paper artist Owen Glidersleeve to design and build the Origami Juke completely out of folded paper.
It took Gildersleeve more than 200 hours to fold more than 2,000 pieces of paper to build the Origami Juke.
“This was a great project to work on hard work but very rewarding,” said Gildersleeve in a release. “As a celebration piece it draws on so many influences, such as the origami focus inspired by Nissan’s Japanese roots. Using so many individual pieces of paper to create the overall structure also represents the thousands of people who helped bring the Nissan Juke into reality and the thousands who continue to do so right here in the UK.”
The Origami Juke also celebrates the compact crossover’s popularity in Europe. Nissan has sold more than 700,000 Nissan Juke models in Europe with 150,000 sold in the U.K. alone. While the Juke is the automaker’s second best-selling model in Europe, it is also the best-selling compact crossover.
Nissan is investing 100 million ($150.5 million) into the Sunderland production plant to build the second-generation Juke. Styling for the redesigned model was previewed with the Nissan Gripz concept from the 2015 Tokyo motor show last month.