► Nissan Juke v2.0 priced from £17,395
► Baby crossover is all-new
► Less radical, but more premium
The new Nissan Juke crossover will cost from £17,395 in the UK, and the company has announced finance packages with PCPs available from around £277 a month. You can tell this is a cut-throat marketplace - Nissan is already offering a £500 deposit contribution to sweeten the deal.
Prices for the Juke stretch from a little over £17k for an entry-level Visia trim up to £23,895 for a range-topping Tekna+ model. The PCP prices quoted are for a 37-month loan, with APR borrowing rates of 4.99% and a customer deposit of £1500.
The Juke was unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, and it promises to be a sharper, sportier and techier package than before. Originally launched in 2010 as a shock-and-awe, edgily designed baby SUV, the Juke has come on in leaps and bounds – but we think this is the smartest version yet.
The improvements start with the company's latest V-motion grille - similar to the one you’d see on a GT-R – are continued with a raft of semi-autonomous tech, a roomier interior and more rigid chassis designed to sharpen up the dynamics.
Read on for everything we know about the new 2020 Nissan Juke.
'The Nissan Juke is back with its unique identity, even more character, exciting performance and advanced technology that responds to driver needs,' said Ponz Pandikuthira, Nissan Europe vice president of product planning. 'The new design and exciting driving experience will appeal to the growing number of customers opting for compact crossovers. The Juke has grown up, while still retaining the fun-to-drive qualities that have always made it stand out.'
It looks okay!
It does, doesn’t it? Nissan is slapping the now common V-motion grille across its range with varying results – but the Juke’s new grille and headlight formation offer a marked improvement over the previous car's love-it-or-loathe-it face. We’re especially like those slimline three-pronged lamps at the front end.
Although the Nissan Juke's dimensions are larger than before at, 4210/1595/1800mm (length/width/height), the new crossover somehow manages to look sportier and compact, even down to the rear end, which borrows heavily from the latest Micra's rump.
A floating roof, all-round LED lights as standard and 19-inch alloys make this look like a more premium B-crossover product than before.
What about inside the new Nissan Juke?
The Juke’s gentle expansion has improved things for passengers inside: knee room has increased by a claimed 5.8cm for occupants in the rear, while headroom grows by 1.1cm – and there’s now 422 litres of storage. That’s a fifth more luggage space than before.
In more interesting news, the Juke’s dashboard now draws a fair bit of inspiration from the Micra’s – though that’s no bad thing – and there’s some grown up tech on offer. Nissan’s semi-autonomous ProPILOT system features assisted lane-keeping, as well as adaptive cruise, and you’ll get automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and many other sensible toys that may surprise you on a small car.
NissanConnect will let you use either Android Auto or Apple Carplay, depending on the smartphone giant you’ve trusted with all your data, and there’s an 8-inch touchscreen to prod if you’re using either system, or TomTom Maps. If you're into your music, it’s possible to spec an eight-speaker Bose system with nearfield speakers built into the front two headrests.
And because this is 2019, the Juke has a companion app, so you’re able to check its lock status, position, oil pressure and tyre pressure remotely.
What about the engines in the new 2020 Juke?
Despite the increase in size, Nissan says this Juke is 23kg lighter than the outgoing model.
There’s only one engine to pick from, so far: a 115bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, and you’ll be able to pick between six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
Right, how much then?
Prices for the entry-level, manual-only, 1.0-litre DIG-T 117 Visa start at £17,395, while the range-topping Tekna+ manual will cost £23,895. If you don’t want to shift yourself, the auto range kicks off with DCT Acenta at £20,395, and continues to the DCT Tekna+ at £25,295.
There is a Premiere edition for both the Tekna+ auto and manual, and it’ll cost £100 more. Just 140 Nissan Juke Premiere editions will be made.
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