Retaining the intrinsic individuality and effortless flair that made its predecessor an instant design icon and propelled it past 500,000 global sales, the refreshed model will reinforce the brand’s dominance of the crossover market, alongside the all-new Qashqai and soon-to-be-launched X-Trail.
Arriving in dealerships in June, the new Juke will introduce a wealth of exciting and innovative new technology and styling features, a new engine line-up and almost limitless personalisation options that allow buyers to build on the spec’ of the now familiar Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna grades.
But despite the updated styling, raft of new equipment and myriad other enhancements including a 40% increase in luggage capacity on 2WD version, Nissan has kept pricing competitive, giving the model an additional advantage.
The new Juke Visia is as affordable as it is desirable and belies an extensive list of standard specifications. Sitting proudly on striking 16″ alloys, Juke Visia includes air conditioning, a CD system with an AUX-IN connection for MP3 players, front and rear electric windows, an ingenious tyre pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights.
Those opting for Acenta trim get added kerb appeal with 17″ Sport alloys, and extras including Bluetooth and USB connectivity, climate control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and rear privacy glass.
Meanwhile, the Acenta Premium adds the next generation NissanConnect system – incorporating satellite navigation, smartphone connectivity and access to online apps – a colour reversing camera, enhanced interior styling with ‘Premium’ seat fabric and a black headliner. Buyers also receive a Nissan Design Studio Personalised Interior package, allowing them to dial the style up further with a choice of colourful trims and finishes, free of charge.
Additionally, buyers choosing an Acenta Premium with the DIG-T 190PS powertrain will find their model upgraded further, with imposing 18″ alloys, Nissan’s intelligent i-Key system, push-button ignition and electric folding and heated door mirrors.
Topping the range is the Juke Tekna, offering all the luxury one would expect from a top-of-the-line model, with heated ‘Premium’ leather seats and the added convenience of an array of features such as automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers. Crucially, the Tekna also introduces the state-of-the-art Nissan safety Shield to the Juke line-up. Representing a leap forward in accident avoidance, the Safety Shield assists drivers by providing lane departure and blind spot warnings and advanced moving object detection.