The new Nissan JUKE, a true British success story.
Many people lament the loss of the British motor industry, but that could not be further from the truth. Despite challenging times, the UK motor industry is thriving. It employs nearly 900,000 people, exports 1.25 vehicles a year and is worth a staggering £82 billion pounds to our economy.
In 2018 we built 1.5 million cars and 2.7 million engines, and we are still considered one of the worlds leaders in automotive technology, with 20 worldwide R&D centres located here.
One of the companies at the forefront of this belief and investment in the UK is Nissan, who not only build vehicles in the UK, but the new JUKE was also designed and developed at their European R&D centre on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. So, the new JUKE really can be hailed as a true British car. Designed, tested and built here in the UK, and its good… very good.
The pioneering JUKE was unveiled a decade ago, and went on to sell 1.5 million around the world, carving a new niche for compact crossover SUVs which has been widely copied since.
The new Juke has a new powertrain, with a downsized turbo petrol engine which is compact, lightweight, responsive and economical. For the first time the JUKE can also be specified with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters or a full auto mode. Together with the all new chassis, the new JUKE is a real step up in refinement and efficiency with exceptional safety.
Despite being all-new, the car is instantly recognisable as a JUKE, including the signature circular headlamps placed below the running lights. To bring the design up to date, these lights now feature a Y-shaped LED.
Although bigger all round, the all-new JUKE s still fun to drive, with a high quality interior and exterior look which Nissan hope will once again set a new standard in the B-crossover segment.
We particularly like the 19-inch wheels, which give the JUKE a modern sporting SUV look. In our view this helps take the JUKE into the territory of funky and stylish. Whilst a ‘floating’ roof design and sharply-creased side panel details add a new level of prestige feel.
A range of 11 body colours in combination with three roof contrasted colours ensure the new JUKE stands out, with matching or contrasting colour combinations for body, roof and interior.
The new JUKE is transformed on the inside as well, with more style, more space, upscale quality and advanced technology. It is roomier for both passengers and their belongings, with rear-seat knee room increased by 5.8 cm, rear headroom by 1.1 cm, and 20% more luggage capacity to 422-litres.
The interior design is a major improvement on its predecessor and has been finished with upmarket materials and ambient lighting, offering more style and comfort. New soft-touch materials on the dashboard, door trim and foot-wells give a premium feel.
For a bespoke interior, customers will be able to choose between three personalisation packs to finish the seats, dashboard, door panel and armrest, all giving the new JUKE a highly premium feel:
- Light Grey, offers a modern high contrast and fresh look with black fabric and light grey syntech leather.
- Enigma Black, provides a refined and stylish interior with black Alcantara® and leather
- Energy Orange proposes an eye-catching energetic cockpit with black leather and orange details.
Under the bonnet is a 3-cylinder petrol engine which is both efficient and responsive. The turbo-charged 1.0-litre unit is compact and lightweight, It produces 117PS and 180Nm of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifts is also available for the first time.
Fuel economy has improved, achieving 45.6-47.9mpg (WLTP) for manual transmission versions and 44.1-46.3mpg (WLTP) for DCT models. CO2 emissions are also reduced, starting from 112g/km (NEDC-BT) for manual versions and 110 g/km (NEDC-BT) for the DCT.
The new Nissan JUKE is equipped with a host of advanced driver assistance technologies and infotainment options to make each journey safer, simpler and more enjoyable.
The safety features include Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Recognition, Intelligent Speed Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Intervention.
Blind Spot Intervention on JUKE is a premiere on a Nissan model. The system warns drivers when there is a vehicle hidden from view alongside them, and guides the JUKE back into the lane to prevent a collision.
Nissan knows that the type of customer who chooses a JUKE will expect their car to have teh latest gadgets to fit in with their connected life. As a result, the JUKE has the most advanced infotainment system ever fitted to a Nissan. It includes effortless integration of smartphones, an app to control and monitor the JUKE, and in-car WiFi (available early 2020) for data-hungry passengers.
The Next Generation Nissan JUKE deserves to repeat the success of the original, Nissan have managed to improve the car in all the right areas without loosing what made the original such a good car. The JUKE is on sale now in the UK, with prices starting from £17,395
If you are thinking of buying a new crossover like the JUKE, make sure you head to the British Motor Show in August, where we will be creating the largest Showroom in the UK, with hundreds of cars for you to experience and compare, get your tickets now for a great day out and your chance to check out all the latest cars on offer.