New model preview: Nissan Juke
The second generation of Nissan’s small SUV gets a tech upgrade.
Nissan Australia has confirmed pricing and specification for its second-generation Juke, which will be available in local showrooms from June.
Set to rival the Mazda CX-3, the 2020 Juke will be positioned below Nissan’s Qashqai SUV and comes in four new trim options.
The range includes the entry-level Juke ST which starts from $27,990 (plus on-road costs), with the mid-range ST+ costing $30,740 and the ST-L $33,940. The top-of-the-range Nisan Juke Ti costs $36,490 plus on-road costs.
The entry-level ST marks a $7250 price increase over the current generation Juke ST which costs from $24,490.
With the updated prices comes updated standard features including dusk-sensing LED headlights, daytime running lights and tail-lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-folding side mirrors and a rear spoiler.
The interior has also been upgraded with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4.2-inch multifunction display, paddle-shifters, front USB port, 12V power outlet and cloth seats.
Safety-wise, the Juke adds a slew of advanced driver-assist systems including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, high-beam assist, driver attention alert, rear parking sensors, reverse camera and hill-start assist.
The ST+ model comes with all standard equipment and front parking sensors, heated front seats, TomTom navigation with live traffic navigation and LED fog lights.
The mid-range ST-L comes with surround-view cameras, adaptive cruise control, ambient lighting, electric park break with auto hold, a six-speaker sound system, 7.0-inch multifunction display, rear USB port, leather-accented steering wheel and gear selector, cloth/leather upholstery, 19-inch alloy wheels and three drive modes (eco, standard and sport).
While the flagship Ti variant is equipped with quilted leather/Alcantara upholstery, dashboard, door inserts and knee rests, illuminated scuff plates, shark-fin antenna, eight-speaker Bose Personal Plus sound system, tyre pressure monitoring system and 19-inch Akari Alloy wheels.
All variants of the Juke line are powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 84kQ/180Nm and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The power is downgraded from the first-generation Juke ST’s 85kW/190Nm 1.2-litre engine output and the Juke TI-S’s 140kW/240Nm 1.6-litre engine output. Nissan is also not offering an all-wheel-drive variant for the latest gen Juke.
The Juke is also larger than before with a 75mm increase in length, 35mm increase in width and a 30mm increase in height.
Look out for RACQ’s review when the 2020 Nissan Juke is released in Australian showrooms in June.
Nissan JUKE - Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)