The Nissan Juke has been given a facelift – Nissan’s attempt at reinventing the ugly duckling. The changes are very subtle, but it does look a little sharper.
It may look rather odd, and personally, I have never warmed to the design. However, the brand have still managed to secure in excess of 500,000 sales globally. The new Juke will reiterate its dominance in the crossover market segment.
The new Juke will go on sale in June, priced from £13,420 for the entry level Visia, 1.6 litre, 94 hp model. It is no surprise why it seems just about every other car on the roads is a Juke. Largely, this is down to the amount of standard equipment. For your money, you get; 16″ alloy wheels, air conditioning, AUX-IN media connectivity, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and daytime running lights.
The Acenta trim, priced from £15,320, has a more sporty appeal. It rides on 17″ alloys with rear privacy glass. You also get Bluetooth and USB connectivity, climate control and steering wheel mounted audio controls.
The Acenta Premium, starting at £16,470, is equipped with; sat-nav, smartphone connectivity, and a reversing camera. The interior is a cut above too. You will find ‘Premium’ seat fabric, along with black headliner. The Acenta Premium with the 190 hp engine will get the benefits of 18″ alloy wheels, keyless go, and electric and heated door mirrors – at a price of £18,020.
Leading the range, is the Juke Tekna at £17,670 OTR. As standard, it comes with heated leather seats, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers. The Juke Tekna also has advanced safety technology such as; lane departure and blind-spot warnings along with moving object detection.