Leasing a Nissan Juke
Engines and performance for the Nissan Juke
The Nissan Juke has a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol unit and while it has three cylinders, it delivers the fun to drive performance. The engine produces 117 PS and delivers torque of 180Nm and this can be boosted with the over-torque function to 200Nm. The engine is mated as standard to a six-speed manual gearbox and Nissan has introduced a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifts for the first time. Economy is around 48 mpg and slightly less for the automatic gearbox.
Equipment and handling
A new generation of the Nissan Juke was introduced for 2020 and it delivered a more spacious cabin, lots more equipment and better handling. Since its introduction 10 years ago, the Juke has been a huge sales success and has shifted more than 1.5 million models around the world. It's also been a widely copied compact SUV since then. Other engines may join the line-up at some point in the future but until then the 1.0 litre unit is sprightly enough to deliver a nimble performance around town and it is no slouch on motorway journeys either. The suspension helps with body roll on winding country roads and the exterior design is still eye-catching. The Juke also has 19-inch wheels to help boost the athletic stance and the suspension deals with potholed roads quite easily. Along with more space, there are new soft touch materials for the dashboard and the ambience has been improved to give a premium feel. Nissan has also added the Tekna+ trim which delivers a greater personalisation package - though all models carry lots of equipment. Safety features for the all new Juke include intelligent speed assist, emergency braking that recognises cyclists and pedestrians, traffic sign recognition, rear cross traffic alert and intelligent lane intervention. The carmaker has also installed its advanced ProPilot system on automatic versions so drivers get to enjoy semi-autonomous driving and it takes over the braking and acceleration while travelling and maintaining safe distances from vehicles in front. The new Juke is also more connected than ever before with an 8-inch colour touchscreen for the satnav and smartphone connectivity. Essentially, the Nissan Juke retains its charismatic styling with lots of equipment to boost its attractiveness - and it's still a pleasant car to drive for those who want a compact SUV to impress.