Almost a decade after it set the bar for compact crossovers through its quirky design language and fun-to-drive quotient, the next-generation Nissan Juke has arrived to reinvent the segment once again. With almost 1 million on the road in Europe, the Nissan Juke has resonated with European customers and now Nissan has unveiled the next-generation Juke for the European market.
The Juke now returns with larger dimensions and an athletic stance, 19-inch alloy wheels and coupe-style ‘floating roof’ design. Equipped with full LED technology as standard, the latest Juke retains its iconic circular headlamps alongside with new Y-shaped signature which complements Nissan’s V-Motion grille. An exclusive body colour, Fuji Sunset, now completes the line-up of 11 colours.
Dimensions are now 4210 mm length; 1595 mm height; and a width of 1800 mm for better roominess while remaining compact and lighter by 23 kg. The new model features a more rigid platform that offers better stability, performance and cornering capabilities.
The Juke is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine with 115 Bhp for either the front wheels or all four. The Juke is available with an engaging 6-speed manual or sporty 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) paddle-shift transmission, and a driving mode selector (Eco, Standard, Sport), drivers can effortlessly match their driving style to any driving scenario for maximum fun on the road.
The interior gets new soft-touch materials on the dashboard, door trim and footwells offer a premium feel, complemented by standard mono form sporty seats and optional Alcantara or leather upholstery. The Juke gets Nissan’s infotainment and driver assistance technology. Featuring Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, the new model is the most connected Nissan ever. With the new NissanConnect infotainment system, customers can use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to mirror their smartphone apps on the 8-inch touch screen display. Drivers can also access TomTom Maps & Live Traffic or activate their In-Car WiFi to allow passengers connecting their laptops or tablets.
Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT technology, which offers electronically assisted steering, acceleration and braking, will be available on the Juke for the first time. In addition, Juke offers a full package of safety technologies, including Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Recognition, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Intervention as a Nissan premiere that is unique to the segment.
To make the drivers’ lives even easier, Google Assistant compatibility gives them control over functions including vehicle lights and sending destinations to the car’s navigation system by talking to their smart device. Drivers and passengers can also play louder with the Bose’s Personal Plus sound system. With eight powerful speakers – including two sets of Bose UltraNearfield speakers integrated into both front seat headrests – listeners can enjoy immersive music in the ultra-clear definition.
Nissan offers multiple levels of personalisation on the Juke. Multiple colour combinations for the body, roof and interior upholstery are available – bringing out the urban, premium and sporty character of the Juke. Exterior personalisation is also offered, with customisable bumpers, side sills, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The all-new Nissan JUKE will continue to be produced at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland, U.K. The first customer deliveries will take place at the end of November in European markets.