'Stunning, daring, unique': Nissan reveal all-new Juke
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:30
STUN: Nissan hope Juke will extend market lead
Nissan have unveiled the new Juke.
On sale from summer, the compact crossover sports design enhancements, new equipment and new engines, including the downsized 1.2litre turbocharged or 1.6litre DIG-T powertrains.
The front and rear enjoy refreshed designs, offering ‘a mixture of crossover toughness with sporting appeal’, while front upper lamps have been completely overhauled.
Door mirrors have also been revised and the rear bumper given a more aggressive shape, with a new range of wheels completing the key exterior revisions.
The Juke can be paired with one of three engines, with changes to the two petrol options: the 115PS 1.2litre DIG-T is new and the 1.6litre DIG-T extensively revised.
Meanwhile, the existing 110PS 1.5litre dCi diesel continues unchanged.
Inside, the new centre console has been inspired by a motorbike, with two styles of fabric – comfort and sport – available for the seat upholstery.
“We stunned the industry with Qashqai, the original crossover, and we’ve done it again with Juke.”
Guillaume Cartier, Nissan
The Juke’s luggage capacity is boosted by 40% to 354litres, while Nissan have added their Safety Shield and Around View Camera to the vehicle, as well as the advanced NissanConnect system.
Customers can also add a new opening glass roof, and choose from a range of new colours and personalised interior themes.
Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe, said: “We stunned the industry with Qashqai, the original crossover, and we’ve done it again with Juke.
“If anything, Juke is even more daring and different than Qashqai and appeals to a younger, more outgoing audience.
“The changes we have made to new Juke will extend that appeal even further to cement Nissan’s position as the leading brand in the crossover market.”
Standard equipment on all models includes LED daytime running lamps, CD radio with an AUX-In socket, gear-shift indicator and tyre pressure monitor.
The Visia 1.5litre dCi and 1.6litre Pack versions add alloy wheels, manual air conditioning, drive computer and driver seat height adjustment.
Acenta models are enhanced with front fog lights, 17inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, remote audio controls, Bluetooth, cruise control and limiter, Nissan Dynamic Control System and chrome interior touches.
Finally, range-topping Tekna variants add power folding door mirrors, light and rain sensors, i-Key with Start/Stop and NissanConnect with rear-view parking/reversing camera, Around View Monitor and Safety Shield.
“New Juke builds on the qualities that made the original such a success,” added Mr Cartier.
“Its unique crossover styling is even more energetic, and the interior makes a real statement.
“The new drivetrain options and advanced technology on offer to the driver keep new Juke ahead of the rest.”