New 2019 Nissan Juke unveiled
Almost ten years after the car first hit the roads, the Nissan Juke has been given a long-overdue overhaul. Here’s everything you need to know about this long-awaited new crossover SUV.
turbocharged petrol engine and generous equipment list
starts at £17,400
available now; delivered in November
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Ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show, the 2019 Nissan Juke has been unveiled. The car comes nine years after the previous version, giving it some long-overdue updates to – Nissan hopes – make it a leading name in the now-hugely popular crossover SUV market.
2019 Nissan Juke price and release date
The new Nissan Juke range starts with the Visia trim, which costs from £17,395. Next up is the £18,995 Acenta, followed by the £20,995 N-Connecta, the £22,495 Tekna and the £23,895 Tekna+. The limited-run Premiere Edition – of which there will only be 140 in the UK – will start from £23,995. You’ll pay a £1,500 premium to have an automatic gearbox.
The Juke is available for you to order now, with deliveries slated to take place at the end of November.
2019 Nissan Juke styling
The Nissan Juke has undergone a notable styling shift. Most notable is the front end, where the thick-rimmed grille is similar to what you would find on the Qashqai and X-Trail.
While the layout of the headlights is quintessentially Juke – with a pair of circular lights residing beneath two thinner ones above – even that hasn’t remained untouched. The lower, round lights now use striking, Y-shaped LEDs.
Around the sides, the Juke keeps its chunky wheel arches. Visia models have 16-inch steel wheels, the Acenta and N-Connecta versions have 17-inch alloy wheels, and Tekna and Tekna+ cars have 19-inch items. The profile also highlights the car’s sloping, coupe-inspired roof.
The prominent crease above the rear wheels runs to the back of the car where the Juke has a sporty, squat appearance and striking set of blade-like LED taillights.
Overall, the 2019 Juke is 4.2 metres long, 1.6 metres tall and 1.8 metres wide, making it larger and roomier than the outgoing version of the crossover. Despite this, the new car is 23kg lighter than its predecessor.
2019 Nissan Juke engines
No matter which version of the new Nissan Juke you buy, it will be powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine. It produces 117hp and can come with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed, quick-shifting dual-clutch (DCT) automatic gearbox.
Manual versions of the Juke go from 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds, while automatic cars do so in 11.1. No matter what transmission you go for, though, the Juke has a top speed of 112mph.
Nissan has confirmed that, later down the line, the Juke will get a plug-in hybrid variant. This should give you an all-electric driving range of around thirty miles – not to mention make you exempt from inner-city fees like London’s Congestion Charge.
2019 Nissan Juke driving
A driving mode selector is available for the Nissan Juke. With this, you can pick between Eco, Standard and Sport setups, adjusting the chassis and steering to match where and how you want to drive. Plus, the Juke’s new, stiffer toughened-steel underpinnings should make the car feel more precise in bends.
Automatic Tekna versions of the Juke come with Nissan’s ProPilot autonomous driving technology fitted as standard. This kit means your Juke can accelerate, brake and steer itself on the motorway. In fact, it will even stop for standing traffic and make off again without you having to do anything. All of which makes it way more relaxing to drive on long journeys. Tekna models also get a 360-degree parking camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts and adaptive cruise control.
That said, even entry-level Jukes get decent kit including cruise control that can observe the speed limit, automatic emergency braking, auto-dipping headlights and lane-keeping assist that will keep you in the centre of your lane on the motorway.
2019 Nissan Juke interior and infotainment
Compared with the old car, the new Juke has 6cm more knee-room for its rear-seat passengers, as well as headroom that’s been increased by 1cm. At the back is a 422-litre boot, meaning that the Juke will have little trouble swallowing a couple of suitcases, or a baby’s pram, with all the seats folded up.
Infotainment has also been improved. Acenta models and above get an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen. Get an N-Connecta version or higher and this system comes with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, in-car wifi and built-in satnav. To that you can add Google Assistant, which lets you control such essential fixtures as the central locking, lights and satnav using voice commands via an app on your smartphone.
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