Nissan has taken off the covers from the 2020 Juke which will go on sale in the UK and European market by this very year itself.
Nissan Juke is the brand’s offering in the compact crossover territory. The earlier generation of the Juke, which got replaced by the Kicks internationally, is known for its funky styling and involving driving manners. While the Kicks has been doing a decent job of bringing new customers under the brand's umbrella, the high brand image has ensured the return of the Juke, albeit, in an all-new form.
Nissan has unveiled the new generation of Juke, which will go on sale in the UK and European Market.
The word Juke stands for, “turn or bend quickly, typically to avoid someone or something,” and that’s what the Nissan Juke’s character actually is. The new car is bigger, with increased length, width, and wheelbase, but has shed 23 kilos of weight. Talking of dimensions, the increment has relieved 60mm extra knee-room for the second row with an 11mm increase in the headroom. The new model comes with 422-litre of boot space.
That said, the Juke was never known for a spacious interior. Instead, it was always in the limelight for its look. The Juke now has a new face that is matured, while keeping it in line with the older model's design theme. With new sleeker DRLs like those on the Tata Harrier and Y-shaped headlamps housed in the circular binnacle, the Juke has given up on the older frog-eyed DRLS. With a new V-motion grille, there’s a slight resemblance with the Kicks. The reminiscence of Kicks is more evident on the rear, as the car has now ditched the old boomerang-shaped tail lamps for subtle and matured rectangular units, giving the rear facet an appealing look. On the sides, the car is very much Juke, with the traditional silhouette and the rear door handles mounted on c-pillar, which is in coordination with the old car.
The design of the rear-end is now much posher and matured than the outgoing model.
To further spruce up the exterior of the new Juke, Nissan will also offer an increased scope of customization option with dual-tone roof, side skirts, an option of kitted bumpers at the front and rear and optional 19-inch dual-tone machine-finished alloy wheels. The interior can also be had in the same colour as the exteriors, with many choices of materials, ranging from textile to Alcantara as options.
With funky love-it or hate-it exterior, the Nissan Juke gets loads of love-it-all features and safety aids, making the list longer than ever. The list includes features such as 8.0 inch floating touchscreen infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, 8-speaker Bose sound system, an onboard navigation system, Nissan’s Pro Pilot autonomous assist for adaptive cruise system, lane-assist, auto start-stop function and more.
The Nissan Juke is underpinned by the company's CMF-B platform. It will be available with 1.0-litre 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol unit which is capable of producing a peak power of 117 bhp. The transmission options will be limited to a 6-speed manual box and a 7-speed DCT, while the latter will be available with the optional Pro-Pilot system. AWD will be optional on the top-end trim. In the international market, Nissan Juke will rival the likes of Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Kona and Volkswagen T-roc.