Nissan has unveiled the new second generation Juke, which is bigger, lighter and more refined than its predecessor with numerous equipment and tech upgrades. The Juke will continue to be made in the UK at Nissan's Sunderland plant with first deliveries of the new model expected late 2019. You can contact us to be notified of pricing and when order books are open.
Nissan have sold close to 1 million Jukes and traditionally it faced little competition at the smaller end of the compact SUV market. In recent years the competition has stiffened with small crossovers like the Renault Captur and more recent entries to the segment like the Fiesta Active and Active X models offering viable alternatives. The Fiesta Active and Active X models are 'jacked up' versions of the traditional Fiesta hatchback with SUV like styling and a 'slippery' drive mode for more demanding driving conditions.
Highlights of the 2020 NIssan Juke model:
- 2nd generation Nissan Juke is larger with a 20% bigger boot & more interior space
- New exterior looks are sleeker and more refined whilst retaining the Juke's character
- 1.0 litre DIG-T turbo petrol engine offers improved performance and efficiency
- Nissan ProPILOT technology provides new levels of semi-autonomous driver aids
- New NissanConnect infotainment system offers improved experience
- New NissanConnect Smartphone App Offer Remote Information and Control
The New 2020 Nissan Juke - A Bigger, More ‘Grown Up’ Car
The new Nissan Juke is larger than its predecessor, yet despite the bigger dimensions (421 cm long; 159.5 cm high and 180cm wide) its lighter (23KG lighter to be precise), thanks to more generous use of high-tensile steel materials. Nissan say despite being lighter the platform is more robust and offers better handling and stability.
The bigger dimensions mean more head and leg room inside for passengers too. Rear ‘knee’ room is increased by 5.8 cm and rear head room by 1.1 cm. The boot is now 422 litres, overall there’s a generous 68 litres increase in storage space over the 1st gen model, which will come in very handy.
Nissan also say they have done extensive testing to improve the driving position and monoform sports seats come as standard. The interior has been given an upgrade with more soft touch materials on the dashboard and door panels giving it a more upmarket look/feel and premium leather upholstery is an option on higher grade models. The centre-piece of the dashboard is Nissan's latest, impressive infotainment systems with 8-inch colour touchscreen.
New 2020 Nissan Juke Looks are More Refined Whilst Retaining Its Character
Whilst the new Juke does retain some of its unique characteristics it has definitely matured.
The new Juke gets 16-inch steel wheels on the entry-level model and up to 19-inch alloy wheels on top-spec models. The roof slopes down to the rear delivering a sporty look and it gets LED lights all round (including daytime running lights).
The Juke still retains some of its classic looks, with circular shaped headlights and some of its trademark exaggerated styling like the enlarged wheel arches. There’s also two-tone colouring on higher-spec models with contrasting wing mirrors and roof.
The new Juke will be available in 11 colours with a new Fuji Sunset colour. Customisation has always been a big thing with the Juke and the new model takes that to new levels with its’ N-Design’ packages. Users can choose their own colour combinations for the body, roof, bumpers, side sills and interior.
New 1.0 DIG-T Engine Offers Improved performance and Efficiency
At launch the new Nissan Juke will offered with a 1.0-litre (117 PS) 3-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine whici offers improved performance and efficiency over the old engine. The new engine comes with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission which replaces the old CVT gearbox. Drivers also get three dive modes; Eco, Standard and Sport, which they can quickly switch between drive modes depending on whether they want to keep running costs down, make the drive a bit more fun or have a balance between the two.
Although official figures are yet to be confirmed the Juke should take you from 0-62mph in around 10.5 seconds whilst fuel economy should be in the mid-40s mpg, expect CO2 emissions to be around 114g/km.
There's a strong suggestion that a hybrid model will be available in the not too distant future.
ProPilot Offers New Levels of Semi-Autonomous Driving
Nissan’s new ProPILOT system, available on the Nissan Jukes for the first offers hi-tech steering, braking and acceleration assistance to drivers. The system monitors vehicles and obstacles ahead and maintains a ‘safe’ distance between you and the car in front, ensuring the car is travelling at the correct speed. The system also has lane keeping technology that keeps you centred and correctly positioned in your lane.
Opt for the full array of safety technologies and you will benefit from features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, traffic sign recognition, intelligent braking intervention, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot intervention. Blind spot intervention not only warns the driver of a vehicle in its blind spot but can automatically pull the car back into its lane to avoid a collision.
New Nissan Juke Get The New NissanConnect Infotainment System
The 2nd generation Juke gets the new NissanConnect Infotainment System platform for the time. The infotainment system with 8-inch colour touchscreen features smartphone integration as standard in the form of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Other features include TomTom sat nav with live traffic and you can even interact with the Google Assistant using voice instructions.
The new system also offers WIFI connectivity in the Nissan Juke for the first time and there’s the option of a premium Bose Plus sound system with eight speakers if you are particular about sound quality.
New NissanConnect Smartphone App Offer Remote Info and Control
Users can also benefit from the NissanConnect Services app that can be installed on their smartphone for remote vehicle management and information. You can for example check the status of and look your doors remotely which is great for those times when you’ve left the vehicle in a hurry and are unsure if you've locked it.
The NissanConnect Smartphone App can also check things like tyre pressure and oil levels from the comfort of your home, very handy before a long journey. Users can even send their route/destination details to the vehicle's sat nav from their smartphone.
You can compare all current Nissan Juke models and the latest deals here.