Nissan has revealed the new-generation Juke ahead of a European release in November.
Dimensionally, the new Juke is 4210mm long, 1595mm high and 1800mm wide with a 2636mm wheelbase paving the way for a roomier cabin. Nissan says there’s more rear-seat knee and head room along with a boot capacity of 422 litres.
The divisive exterior styling has been toned down, however, the Juke remains unique with an athletic look courtesy of a coupe-style floating roof, up to 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and Nissan’s V-Motion grille.
On the inside, style and comfort are boosted by an improved driving position, more user-friendly controls, extra storage and new soft-touch materials on the dashboard, door trim and footwells.
The 8.0-inch NissanConnect infotainment system sits at the top of the dash and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In-car WiFi and an eight-speaker Bose audio system are also standard.
In Europe, buyers get Nissan's ProPilot suite of driver assistance tech which includes autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and traffic sign recognition.
It still doesn’t pack much punch, power comes from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 86kW and 180Nm (200Nm with 'OverTorque' function). A six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic sends drive to the front wheels.
When equipped with the stick shifter Nissan quotes a 0-100km/h sprint time of 11.1 seconds, while the dual-clutch can hit triple figures in 10.4 seconds.
The Juke will continue to be produced at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland, U.K. European deliveries are set to commence at the end of November.
Nissan’s Australian arm is yet to confirm local availability.
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