Nissan Juke

nissan juke motability car - The Nissan Juke has sold half a million units worldwide and over a hundred thousand in the UK alone since its launch in 2010, four years on and with increased competition from the likes of the Renault Captur the new Juke sees a design evolution in a bid to impress. Aside from upgraded front lights and redesigned bumpers externally it remains the frog eyed curious success it was before, there is however an increased list of options available (sliding glass roof £750, Xeon lights £500, Exterior pack £170, Exterior plus pack with 18′ wheels £520).   What Nissan have done very well, which should be a blueprint for all manufactures face-lifting a successful car, is act upon the feedback from customers, the small boot of 251 litres has been increased to 354 litres with a clever internal redesign without a loss of space for rear passengers, the hard suspension has been smoothed out and the thirsty 1.6 litre petrol engine has been replaced with the super 115bhp 1.2 litre turbo used with great success in the new Qashqai. Bravo Nissan.

 

The Nissan Juke is available in four trim levels, the Visia (not on Scheme) the Acenta, N-Connecta and the TeknaNissan-Juke-interior, entry-level Visia cars get air-conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, a CD player, electric windows, daytime running lights and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Acenta models add 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, climate control, steering wheel-mounted controls and tinted rear windows. Opting for the N-Connecta trim means the Juke comes with the Nisssan Connect system, which incorporates sat-nav, smartphone connectivity, reversing camera and upgraded upholstery. Buyers choosing the most powerful petrol engine, the DIG-T 190, will also get large 18-inch alloy wheels, Nissan’s I-Key system and electric folding / heated door mirrors. Top-spec Tekna models add extra luxury with heated leather seats, automatic headlights and wipers, lane departure and blind spot warnings.

 

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You can now choose from several different styling packs to make the Juke even more distinctive. An interior pack adds colour to the air vents, gearstick, armrests and central console which is standard on the Tekna models. The exterior pack (£170) changes the colour of the mirrors, headlamps  and bumpers. A choice of blue, red, white or black highlights add visual appeal to the 18-inch alloy wheels if you upgrade to the Exterior Plus pack (£520).

 

Nissan Juke 2014 mobility car rearThe Engine choice for the Juke is between two Petrol’s and a single Diesel, the new 1.2 litre 115 DIG-T is a cracking free revving unit that has enough grunt to drive the Juke to 62 miles per hour in 10.8 seconds and on to 111 miles per hour, economy is good too with official figures claiming 50.4 miles per gallon. The 110bhp Renault shared diesel engine is the choice if fuel economy is your driving force as it offers a claimed economy of 70.6 miles per gallon and there have been no reports of DPF issues as the engine regenerates at lower revs than older diesels, 0-62 in 11.2 seconds proves it has all the torque required but it lacks the driving thrill of the lighter small petrol offering. The Automatic choice is limited to a 1.6 petrol paired to a CVT automatic gearbox with 117 brake horse power (44.8 mpg 0-62 11.5 seconds) or a four wheel drive 190bhp (available as a 6 speed manual with 2 wheel drive) that returns 38.4mph but can react 62 mph in 8.4 seconds.

Autumn Best Buy –  Nissan Juke 1.5 110 Diesel N-connecta (6 speed Manual)  –  £99 Advance Payment (£62.07 wpms) or £149 (£60.40 wpms) in Tekna trim

Autumn Best Buy –  Nissan Juke 1.6 117 Petrol N-connecta (CVT Automatic)  –  £49 Advance Payment (£59.73 wpms)