Nissan Juke made its debut more than three years ago, which means that it was time for a change. As a result, Nissan unveiled today the Juke Facelift at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. According to the official press release, the 2015 Nissan Juke Facelift features redesigned upper lamps at the front that now incorporate bi-intensity LED daytime running lamps while the headlamps now have Xenon bulbs.
The front grille now incorporates the new Nissan signature. Moving forward we see revised door mirrors that include LED side turn strips and cameras for the Around View Monitor. At the rear we see a more aggressive bumper and revised boomerang tail lamps with LED light guide technology. The 2015 Nissan Juke Facelift is offered with three new exterior colours: unlight Yellow metallic, Ink Blue metallic and solid Red.
A new range of wheels is also available: 16-inch steel and alloys available on entry-level Visia models and different styles of 17-inch alloys on Acenta and Tekna variants; new 18-inch alloy wheel will also be available with coloured inserts available allowing drivers to add their personal touch. The interior has a number of distinctive features, including the centre console inspired by a motorbike.
And again, changing these features for the sake of it would be counter-productive. Standard equipment on all models includes LED daytime running lamps, CD radio with an AUX-In socket, gear-shift indicator to promote a more efficient driving style and tyre pressure monitor.
Three new engines are available for the 2015 Juke Facelift: one is new while the other extensively revised. The existing and acclaimed 1.5 dCi diesel with 110ps (81kW) continues unchanged. A new 1.2-liter DIG-T petrol engine is available, replacing the outgoing 117 hp 1.6-liter. The new 1.2-liter engine generates 115 hp (85 kW) and 190 Nm of torque, while the fuel consumption is 5.5 l/100 km which translates into 126 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The existing 1.6 DIG-T petrol engine has been further improved producing 188 hp (140 kW). This engine is offered as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Xtronic automatic transmission is offered as an option.
All Juke models, as standard, is provided with LED daytime running lamps, a gear-shift indicator, a tire pressure monitor as well as CD radio with an AUX-In socket. Meanwhile, the Visia 1.5 dCi and 1.6 Pack versions bring in alloy wheels, drive computer, driver seat height adjustment and manual air conditioning.
On the other hand, Acenta models comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, front fog lights, remote audio controls, as well Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio streaming. They also feature Nissan Dynamic Control System, chrome interior touches as well as cruise control and limiter.
An advanced driver control system, Nissan Dynamic Control allows drivers to choose between three different driving modes (Normal, Sport or Eco) and offers instant driving information as well as vehicle setting controls.
Meanwhile, Tekna models of the new Juke come loaded with light and rain sensors, power-folding door mirrors, and i-Key with Start/Stop. Tekna models also feature Around View Monitor, Safety Shield and the latest NissanConnect with rear-view parking/reversing camera.
NissanConnect is now designed to offer smartphone connectivity, allowing users to access several apps via a large, 5.8-inches color touch screen. Likewise, the latest generation satellite navigation system comes integrated with Google to offer valuable information like weather forecasts or fuel station location.