The refreshed Nissan Juke could be availed for a starting price of £13,420 when it arrives in dealerships in June 2014. Nissan has disclosed both pricing and specs of the refreshed mini crossover. The new Juke will boast of new technology and styling features and a new engine line-up.
Likewise, customers could now customize their own Jukes by building on the specs of the Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna grades. Its 2WD will also feature a 40-percent surge in luggage space. Despite these upgrades, the pricing of the Nissan Juke remains competitive, giving the mini crossover further advantage against rivals.
The 1.6 94PS Visia grade – the entry level unit – could be availed at just £13,420, making the new Juke Visia as affordable while boasting of an extensive list of standard equipment like 16” alloys, air conditioning, a CD system with an AUX-IN link for MP3 players, front and rear electric windows, tire pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights.
The Juke Visia, meanwhile, is offered at a starting price of £15,320, and features 17” Sport alloys, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, climate control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and rear privacy glass.
The Juke Acenta Premium starts at £16,470 and features the next generation NissanConnect system, a color reversing camera, and improved interior styling with ‘Premium’ seat fabric and a black headliner. The grade also features a Nissan Design Studio Personalized Interior package, which allows buyers to customize their Juke Acenta Premiums with a choice of colorful trims and finishes.
For customers opting for the Juke Acenta Premium with the DIG-T 190PS powertrain (starting price of £18,020) would receive 18” alloys, Nissan’s intelligent i-Key system, push-button ignition and electric folding and heated door mirrors.
Juke Teka top-of-the-line model comes at a base price of £17,670 and features heated ‘Premium’ leather seats, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers. The Juke Tekna also features the state-of-the-art Nissan safety Shield, which assists drivers by providing lane departure and blind spot warnings as well as advanced moving object detection.
Setting the Juke apart from the rest of its competition is a bold design that comes with a sporting appeal combined with the toughness of a crossover. This particular design has since then become an icon. By thoroughly changing the proportions, it meant that the unmistakable presence of the Juke would weaken. Still the design team at Nissan made important changes and even improved the styling of this model.
To their credit, the team not only managed to keep Nissan’s well-known crossover DNA but were also able to enhance it. On the front section, Nissan redesigned the upper lamps in order to give it that well-known “boomerang” shape. This is the same treatment done for the new Murano, the new Qashqai, and even the 370Z. For the new Juke, the same upper lamps now have the LED bi-intensity daytime running lamps integrated to it.
In addition, new lens covers are offered with the headlights having the option to have Xenon bulbs to allow for improved visibility. The nose on the other hand has been integrated with a new V-shaped grille that has been made more powerful. The lower elements of the new Juke have been made tougher through a new trim under the bumper.
Redesigned as well are the door mirrors which now have side turn strip repeaters that utilize LED. Cameras have been fitted and used for the Around View Monitor. Going to the rear section, the bumper has been given a more aggressive form. This complements the modified boomerang tail lamps. Give that it comes with the LED light guide technology, it results in the Juke having a more unique look, especially at night.