The new Nissan Juke is revealed ahead of a Frankfurt debut, with new more grown-up looks, more technology and more room.
We always loved the Nissan Juke with its ‘dare to be different’, funky and fugly looks, and we did wonder if Nissan would lose that with the all new Nissan Juke.
But Nissan appears to have made the new Juke look properly grown-up but still managed to imbue it with edginess of the outgoing model, at the same time making it far less ‘Marmite’. A clever trick.
Nissan has put a great big V-motion grille on the front – and it doesn’t look daft – and the bug-eye lights have gone but there’s now a pair of funky three-pronged LED lights which make a similar statement.
There’s a ‘floating’ roof feel going on with the roof and a back end which looks very Nissan familiar, a set of 19″ alloys to maintain a bit of the comic proportions of the outgoing model and it all conspires to make the new Juke look athletic and appealing. And more upmarket.
Inside the new bigger proportions make for a bigger cabin – perhaps even with room for three adults across the back seat (for short journeys) – and a bigger boot (originally a real issue with the Juke) and a dash which takes quite a bit from the Micra (which is no bad thing) and features ProPilot, Lane Keep, Adaptive Cruise, AEB, Traffic Sign Recognition and more.
The only engine choice at the moment looks to be the 116bhp 1.0 litre DIG-T with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT ‘box with a trio of modes – Eco, Standard and Sport.
Prices kick off at £17,395 for the Visia trim, rising to £25,395 for the DCT Premiere Edition model, with Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and Tekna+ models in between.
On sale now, the new Nissan Juke will start arriving with UK customers in November – all the way from Sunderland.