The second-generation Nissan Juke is bigger, lighter and better equipped than its predecessor – and it’s priced from just over £17k
The all-new 2019 Nissan Juke is on sale now. Prices start from £17,395 for the entry-level, manual-equipped Juke Visia, climbing to £25,395 for the range-topping, Juke Premier Edition automatic. First deliveries are due to arrive by November this year.
Five trim levels are available for the second-generation Juke. Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels, LED headlamps, manual air-conditioning, a 4.2-inch TFT screen for the instrument cluster, as well as a host of safety equipment, including intelligent automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, cruise control and hill start assist.
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The Nissan Juke Acenta is priced from £18,995 and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, a roaming Wi-Fi hotspot and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition.
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Nissan’s mid-range Juke N-Connecta model starts from £20,995. Upgrades over the Acenta trim level include LED fog lamps, rear privacy glass, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, parking sensors all round and a pair of electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors.
Inside, there’s a seven-inch digital instrument binnacle, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic climate control, an electronic handbrake, an ambient interior lighting system, TomTom navigation and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift-knob.
The Juke Tekna is priced from £22,495 and features 19-inch alloy wheels, a heated front windscreen, heated front seats, a 360-degree camera and an eight-speaker Bose surround sound system. Nissan’s advanced safety equipment package is also fitted, which includes adaptive cruise control, an advanced driver monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.
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Nissan’s Tekna+ model heads the Juke’s standard-issue trim levels, with prices starting from £23,895. Additional equipment over the Juke Tekna includes a set of 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, two-tone metallic paint, a satin finish front skid plate and pearl black trim inserts for the crossover’s bumpers and side skirts.
Finally, Nissan will release a launch edition version of the Juke, called the Premiere Edition. Prices start from £23,995, for which buyers get a set of unique 19-inch alloy wheels, a pair of leather and Alcantara-trimmed sports seats and a unique two-tone paint finish, with a pearl black base coat and Fuji Sunset Red highlights.
The only engine available from launch is a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, producing 115bhp and up to 200Nm of torque, courtesy of an overboost function. The engine sends its power to the front wheels via either a six-speed manual gearbox or an all-new seven-speed dual clutch automatic.
The manual-equipped Juke will accelerate from 0–62mph in 10.4 seconds, with the DCT-equipped model managing the same sprint in 11.1 seconds. Both models have a top speed of 112mph and both promise economy figures of around 45mpg. CO2 Emissions stand at 118g/km for the manual and 116g/km for the auto.
New 2019 Nissan Juke: design and platform
Designed in Britain and built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant, the new model is clearly linked to the first-generation car through both its overall shape and the retention of some of the original’s most recognisable styling traits. However, it does this while growing in size and taking on board some of the brand’s more recent family design cues too.
The Juke remains a rakish crossover with purposely exaggerated wheel arches, a rising window line, strong shoulders and a squat rear end. It’s 35mm wider and 75mm longer nose to tail than before, but importantly, the wheelbase has grown by 105mm.
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Despite the increase in size, the Juke is 23kg lighter than its predecessor, thanks mainly to the use of more lightweight, high-tension steel in the body, but also to the adoption of a new platform called CMF-B, which is shared with the Renault Captur. In theory, the new platform means the Juke is capable of adopting an electrified powertrain – and a hybrid version is an inevitability.
The full-LED circular headlights placed high on the front bumper are a nod to the original Juke’s, and feature a new Y-shaped signature. Above them sit new, slim LED daytime running lights that flank the nose and narrow grille. The rear lights and tailgate have both changed significantly. The hatch is 131mm wider than before and it accesses a boot that’s now 422 litres in size, an increase of 68 litres over the Mk1.
Nissan claims that the cabin is more spacious than before, with rear knee room increasing by 58mm and headroom up 11mm. The maker says it has worked on improving the Juke’s driving position, and this now boasts a reach-adjustable steering wheel.
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Much like the exterior, the cabin design majors on the Juke’s sporty character and is a total overhaul from the previous model’s. Monoform sports seats are standard, while high-spec cars offer plenty of scope for personalisation. Three optional interior schemes in orange, white or black introduce leather and Alcantara upholstery, too.
In-car technology and safety features have come a long way in nine years, and as such, the fresh Juke arrives with plenty of new driver-assistance technology. Chief among this is Nissan ProPILOT, the brand’s semi-autonomous driver aid.
The system is capable of controlling the throttle, braking and steering while driving in a single lane on motorway-style roads and is fitted as standard from Tekna grade upwards. It’s also offered as a £1,300 optional extra on the Juke N-Connecta.
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