- All-new generation of Nissan’s small SUV
- More space inside, less weight
- Prices start at £17,395 OTR
Coming soon: 2019 Nissan Juke
Nissan’s hugely popular small SUV has been reinvented with an all-new version that lands on our shores in November.
The new car evolves the look of the previous Juke and expands the range, with the entry-level model costing from £17,395 OTR, and the top-of-the-range Tekna+ model costing from £23,895. Features include some self-driving technology called Nissan ProPilot, on-board wifi and over-the-air updates to keep things like sat-nav maps up to date.
Nissan says there’s more room inside than the old Juke, with better legroom and headroom in the back, and a 422-litre boot, which is a big jump up from the 354 litres found in the old model. It’s also bigger than the boot in the Arona, but smaller than the Captur or the T-Cross. However, the car’s weight is down by 23kg.
Power comes from a three-cylinder, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, producing 117 horsepower, and it’s available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic.
When it comes to infotainment, there’ll be an 8.0-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as sat-nav and live traffic updates from TomTom and a wifi hotspot to let passengers connect their various electronics to the internet. A smartphone app, called NissanConnect, will let you remotely check whether your car is locked, and lock or unlock it from your phone. The Juke is also compatible with Google Assistant, which means you can operate things like the lights, central locking and sat-nav destinations by talking to a Google device.
Audiophiles might be interested in the optional Bose Personal Plus sound system, which features eight speakers, including two in the front headrests.
The new Juke range starts with the Visia, and moves through the Accenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and Tekna+. There’s also be a limited edition Premiere Edition model, based on the Tekna+ and starting at £23,995. Just 140 will be sold in the UK. The first Juke deliveries will take place at the end of November.