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Brighten up the roads with the new Nissan Juke

Brighten up the roads with the new Nissan Juke
3 min read Published 15 Feb 24

The beloved small SUV is back with a bang! With its range of upgrades, including a revamped interior, updated vehicle technology and a new lick of striking yellow paint, the Nissan Juke is making a triumphant return and ensuring that it stays ahead of the competition.

The Juke’s interior has undergone an incredible refurbishment and now features a redesigned infotainment system and instrument panel. Integrated wireless Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and the Juke’s own Wi-Fi hotspot improve connectivity and provide sufficient entertainment options for all who come along for the ride!

Nissan designers have also sourced new interior materials – including quilted versions – to fit the new trims, giving the new Nissan Juke a comfortable feel.

Despite all these new updates, the Juke hasn’t lost any of its character. Nissan are reintroducing the iconic yellow exterior of the popular first-generation look of the Juke – in a slightly paler shade that still makes a bold statement.

This exciting refresh of the Juke also sees it introduce an additional grade called N-Sport. This trim elevates and sharpens the Juke’s iconic look with the contrast of yellow to the black roof, 19-inch black Akari alloy wheels, satin silver front bumper finish and gloss black inserts on the front and rear bumper, side skirts and A- and B-pillars. This trim lets the Juke take to the streets with swagger.

Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director of Nissan GB, said: “The latest generation of Juke was launched in 2019 and continual improvements, including a new hybrid powertrain, have ensured it remains popular with UK customers in a fiercely competitive sector.

“2023 was the current generation Juke’s best-selling year and these latest updates retain its distinctive style while enhancing connectivity, quality, interior design and safety to ensure it stays ahead of the competition.”

Infotainment system

Nissan has revolutionised the interior space of the new Juke to be even more accommodating to its drivers. The central infotainment system has increased in size to 12.3 inches and is positioned at an incline towards the driver so that vision and control reach aren’t compromised. As part of the Juke’s most modern updates, the system can also play video content from USB-connected devices when the car is stationary.

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are integrated for seamless on-the-go connection and entertainment, and the infotainment system can be activated through voice control. It understands a wide range of phrases as commands, giving drivers a greater degree of freedom as they take to the road.

The steering wheel and beyond

Designers have prioritised the feel of the Juke as well as the look, and this is noticeable with the smooth, leather-like material when sat behind the wheel from N-Connecta models.

All the Juke’s key information is displayed in the new combimeter. Here, the driver can tailor the information that their journey requires by easily configuring their most important functions to the high-resolution screen.

What’s more, the appearance of the combimeter can be used with two different layouts, both with two dials and a customisable central space. In this space, the driver can control multiple functions, from the steering wheel display maps for navigation and audio settings to fuel economy, eco-drive performance, tyre pressure and much more.

Further updated features on the display in the Juke also show speed camera and fuel price information.

Interior convenience

From the N-Connecta grade and above, the driver and front seat passenger can easily connect their gadgets with a wireless charging pad that can cater to smartphones as large as an iPhone 12 Pro Max – but there’s also the choice of USB-A and USB-C charging sockets if preferred. Additionally, all versions of the Juke feature an electric handbrake that provides even more space between the seats, and the relocation of the e-Pedal and EV Mode buttons in the Hybrid version improves convenience even further. The 6.6-litre glovebox and supportive armrests with a storage cubby also give passengers plenty of space options to store their belongings.

The Juke’s accommodating services also extend to its rear seat passengers, where USB-A and USB-C charging points are available for charging their gadgets while on the move.

Driver assistance technology

Make the move to drive semi-autonomously with the new Nissan Juke, with its modern driver assistance technology. Intelligent driver alertness and lane keep assist come as standard on the Tekna grade and upwards, allowing drivers to navigate busy roads and always maintain a safe trajectory.

Rear-view cameras come as standard on all grades of the new Juke, and the upgrade to 1.3 megapixels from the previous 0.3 helps you master any manoeuvre with a much clearer image, even in bad lighting. The around-view monitor (standard on the Tekna version and available as an option on the N-Connecta grade upwards) masterfully combines the view from four cameras around the car to produce a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the Juke as you manoeuvre into any space.

The classic powertrains

If it’s a more electrified option that you’re after, then the Juke offers an incredible hybrid version (available from Acenta Premium version upwards), with a Nissan internal combustion engine that has been specifically developed for the hybrid powertrain, boasting 69kW (94hp) and 148Nm of torque. The main electric motor produces 36kW (49hp) and 205Nm of torque, which is further supported by a 15kW high voltage starter/generator and runs via an inverter and a 1.2kWh liquid-cooled battery. Eco-conscious drivers will be happy to know there’s a fuel reduction of up to 37% in the urban cycle and 20% over the combined cycle (DCT Tekna+ and Hybrid Tekna+ versions).

The Juke also offers a super reliable 1.0-litre three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine. It produces 114PS and 180Nm of torque and is also compact and lightweight, making the Juke whizz around the roads with ease while providing a fun driving experience.

Arnaud Charpentier, Vice President for Product Marketing at Nissan Europe, said: “The updated Nissan Juke builds on its well-established strengths. Its stunning design is loved by our customers – and its attraction can only be increased by the return of the yellow paint option. With the new materials inside, as well as the enhanced connectivity, comfort and convenience, Juke’s position as the pioneer and icon of the city crossover segment is stronger than ever.”

Exterior colour choices

Expansion of the exterior palette options now includes a new Pearl White body colour, with more metallic flakes for a greater effect. Plus, the revised version of the new Pearl Black makes the Juke shimmer, thanks to refined glass flakes and a richer pigment.

Wheel trim options

Nissan’s desire to offer variety in the Juke models extends to the options of wheel trims across all top three grades in the Juke’s range. Unique to each grade, the Juke’s wheel options boast a different technical and angular appearance. And there’s also a low-resistance rolling tyre option with 17-inch wheels on the hybrid version of the Acenta Premium and N-Connecta grades.

The N-Sport grade

The Juke continues to express its character through the enhanced features of the N-Sport, where the interior boomerang-shaped light frames the central infotainment screen. The Juke’s iconic yellow colour can also be seen as part of the recycled Alcantara inserts and stitching, which match the striking exterior paint.

Every part of the new Juke is top of the range when it comes to quality. In the N-Connecta, the new seats are made from a fabric called Kira Melange, which is made from PVC, with fabric accents, while black PVC with quilted effect inserts form the details on the Tekna models, giving the interior a sporty feel.

Matthew Weaver, Vice President of Nissan Design Europe, said: “Juke is Nissan’s bold, confident family member. The number one purchase reason is its design – customers love its style and assertive personality. We’ve loved working with our colleagues at Nissan Technical Centre Europe and the team at the Sunderland factory to develop a new yellow for Juke which will make an even bolder statement – we think it will give the Juke an extra ‘bang’. It brings a fresh flavour to the line-up – every member of the design team is looking forward to seeing the first one on the road.”

Thirteen years of Juke brilliance

The new Nissan Juke is currently in production at the Nissan Sunderland Plant, which has proudly built over 1.3 million units since the Juke’s original launch in 2010. This new version will be built alongside the Qashqai on the plant’s second production line.

Adam Pennick, Vice President of Manufacturing, at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant, said: “It’s a proud moment for our team to see the latest Juke going down the line – and it’s particularly exciting to see flashes of the famous yellow in production for the first time in six years. I know our world-class manufacturing and engineering teams are looking forward to delivering the car to the high-quality levels that our customers love and expect.”

The Juke has been an incredibly popular model across the years, so much so that it has become the fourth most manufactured at the Sunderland Plant, where last summer it built its eleven millionth vehicle since its start in 1986.