- The Euro-spec Nissan Juke is now bigger, has a mature styling, and new tech under the skin.
- Gets more cabin space along with a modern design.
After almost nine years, Nissan has replaced the Juke with a second-generation model. Launched for the European market at the moment, the new Juke was revealed in five cities across Europe. Even with its radical design, the Juke found one million takers across the globe. So the new model – while promising a new styling – continues with its quirky exterior while growing in size compared to the model it replaces.
Nissan has continued to use the two-tier headlamp design on the fascia as is the trend these days. But the outrageous shape has been toned down and now they have been replaced by a sleeker pair of LEDs combined with larger headlamp units placed lower down the fascia. The headlamps are marked by a Y-shape signature which flank the Nissan V-Motion grille finished in chrome, while the lower bumper is simple in design.
In profile, the striking 19-inch alloy wheels complement the coupé style floating roof. The rear looks muscular with high-placed taillights and is akin to the one seen on the Kicks and other Nissan SUVs. The haunch style on the silhouette makes the new Juke appear masculine while adding to its crossover stance is the blacked-out cladding all around.
On the inside, the cabin space has been increased both fore and aft, claims the Japanese carmaker. There are soft-touch materials on the dashboard, sporty seats with Alcantara upholstery (optional), floating touchscreen, flat-bottom steering wheel, and centre console-mounted gear lever. Apart from that, Nissan is also offering personalisation pack with the new Juke. Also part of the infotainment system is NissanConnect which comes with many connectivity features including onboard WiFi hotspot and Google Assistant. Moreover, the Bose sound system is also part of the package.
Under the hood, making its debut is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder DIG-T turbo-petrol putting out 115bhp. It is mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT with paddle-shifters. There are three driving modes - Eco, Standard, Sport. Another new addition to the Juke is Nissan’s ProPilot autonomous driving technology.
The new-gen Nissan Juke will continue to be produced at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the U.K, with deliveries slated for November. Just like the previous generation model, we don’t expect the Juke to make its way to India.