2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Camera vs. Trunk Release

June 09, 2011


Yesterday I explored this issue on our long-term Kia Optima. The problem is balancing the need to place the rear-view camera near the middle of the car vs. the fact that most people are going to search for a hatch/trunk release in the same location.

Here you can see how Nissan handled the problem on the Juke. My hand is on the release.

Juke camera.jpg

As you can see, the two share a very small bit of real estate near the middle of the hatch. The camera is offset slightly to the driver's side and Nissan still found room to squeeze in not just a latch release but also an "unlock" button.

So it can be done. And this is one way to do it which preserves the sanity of anyone looking for a release where intuition tells them to.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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