Throughout Europe, Nissan Juke is popular. The numbers speak for themselves. The first generation hit the market in 2009 and since then almost 1 million units have been sold. The all-new generation Nissan Juke is still expressive and still different from the rest of the B-class crossover segment.
The 2020 Nissan Juke continues to shock
Nissan has developed a new generation Juke specifically for the European buyer. Here, the B-segment crossover competes with models such as the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Opel Crossland X and many others. The coupe and “floating roof” lines are still present. The characteristic round headlights, now equipped with LED matrices, also remain the same.
Compared to the first generation Juke, the new variant is slightly larger. The length is 4210 mm (+ 75 mm), the height is 1595 mm (+ 30 mm) and the width is 1800 mm (+ 35 mm).
The increased dimensions have a positive effect on the interior space. For example, knee room in the rear seat has increased by 5.8 centimeters, while rear passenger headroom has increased by 1.1 centimeters. The luggage compartment has also become larger. Now it holds 422 liters, an increase of 20%. And yet, despite those extra millimeters, the new Juke is 23 kilograms lighter than before.
Nissan equips the Juke with sports seats with a fixed headrest as standard. These seats can be optionally upholstered in leather or Alcántara. The first Juke had a center console, reminiscent of a motorcycle tank. Nissan, thankfully, didn’t say goodbye to that heck in the new Juke.
The company is offering the next-generation Juke in eleven body colors, including a new Fuji Sunset Red metallic paint. In any case, the Juke can be personalized, in particular with special bumpers, side skirts and 19-inch alloy wheels.
What’s up with our motors? Nissan just announced a new three-cylinder 0.7-liter turbocharged DIG-T engine with 117 hp (86 kW). This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters. There are Eco, Standard and Sport driving modes to choose from, but the company hasn’t said a word about an all-wheel drive transmission, which it probably won’t.
The Juke is the first to use ProPILOT technology to assist the rider in steering, accelerating and braking. The ProPILOT is specifically designed for use on a single lane road. In addition to the ProPILOT, the new Juke also features Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection Accident Prevention, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Parking Alert and Blind Spot Detection. The system warns the driver of an obstacle in the blind spot and sends the Juke back into its original lane if necessary.
As you’d expect from a new infotainment system, the new NissanConnect multimedia system also supports Apple CarPlay. The system also has TomTom Maps & Live Traffic. Wi-Fi hotspot is also standard. An important detail is that thanks to the Google Assistant, the owner can control various functions such as the central door lock and lighting. What’s more, you can send your destination to the car’s navigation system by voice command and smartphone.
The first models of the next-generation Juke are only offered by Nissan in the Juke Premiere Edition, which features, among other things, NissanConnect, front and rear parking sensors, two-tone paint and 19-inch alloy wheels.
A black roof will also be standard, as will a Cold Pack consisting of heated front seats and a heated windshield. Nissan Juke Premiere Edition in Europe was priced at 27,990 euros for a complete set with a manual transmission or 29,990 euros for a crossover with a robotic DCT box.
The first European deliveries will begin at the end of November 2019. Interestingly, the new Juke is an all-British product, as production takes place in Sunderland, located in the UK.