One of the original muscular small cars, the Nissan Juke is a runaway success story that shows no signs of slowing down, thanks to the impressive next generation.
The latest iteration of the Nissan Juke is perhaps the most ambitious design that the Japanese manufacturer has released in some time. It may look like business as usual from a distance, but a closer look at the Juke reveals a number of innovative decisions beyond the wide, extended grille. For a start, the stand-alone lights at the front, which resemble fog lights, are actually the headlamps, designed to resemble those of a rally car. The bold choices don't end there, as directly above that a small cluster of indicators and sidelights sit independently in the bodywork. Elsewhere, deep flanks along the side and big wheel arches give the Juke a smaller impression that masks its size.
The interior of the Juke features two prominent but separate dials in the instrument cluster that can be seen between the upper gap in the steering wheel, taking unusual inspiration from motorcycle driving perspectives. The rest of the Juke's interior features a mix of easy-to-use controls and well-fitted fixtures, with hard-wearing plastics and substantial-feeling switches in abundance.
The Nissan Juke comes with a substantial choice of engines. There's six to choose from in total, consisting of four petrol units and two diesels. The entry-level petrol engine is a 1.6-litre that comes backed by 93bhp and can hit 60mph in around 12 seconds, while the next unit up is a similar engine with 115bhp. The highest-spec petrol engines is the 1.6-litre DIG-T turbo petrol which can hit 60mph in just over seven seconds. The most economically friendly option is the 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit, which returns a combined fuel economy of 70.6mpg, with CO2 emissions as low as 104g/km.
Thanks to a comprehensive safety kit that comes as standard, the Nissan Juke has secured a five-star crash-safety rating from Euro NCAP. There are six airbags as standard to protect the driver and passengers, including side and curtain airbags. Higher trim packages will also give you access to a specialist dashboard-mounted screen, which can give additional information such as G-force when cornering. You can also choose to install Nissan's excellent Safety Shield technology, adding blind spot warning, lane departure alarms and proximity sensors.
To find out more about the Nissan Juke, or to book a test drive, contact the Nissan team at RRG Group in Bury at your convenience.