The all-new Nissan JUKE has finally hit the streets as the first media test drives begin in Barcelona. The pioneering JUKE was originally launched a decade ago and went on to sell 1.5 million around the world, carving a new niche for compact crossover SUVs which has been widely copied since.
Offering the same sense of style and fun together with a suite of advanced technologies, the all-new JUKE is the most connected Nissan car.
The powertrain is also highly advanced, with a downsized turbo petrol engine which is compact, lightweight, responsive and economical. For the first time the JUKE can also be ordered with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters or a full auto mode. Together with an all new chassis, it ensures the new JUKE is fun-to-drive, refined and efficient with exceptional safety.
"The Nissan JUKE has never followed the crowd. Instead it leads the way, with its big personality and agile driving," said Marco Fioravanti, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Europe. "The new model builds on the strong athletic design people love about JUKE and adds on a unique on-the-road experience thanks to ProPILOT and a large choice of intelligent technologies."
The Nissan JUKE is built on the CMF-B platform and will be produced at Nissan's award-winning manufacturing plant in Sunderland, U.K. with sales starting from the end of November in European markets.
The all-new JUKE has grown up, but still maintains its sense of fun with a contemporary interior and exterior look which will once again set a new standard in the B-crossover segment. It combines the style of a coupe with a crossover stance. This offers a true 'best-of-all-worlds' cross which is perfect for the city and beyond.
Despite being all-new, the latest JUKE retains iconic design features including the signature circular headlamps to give an instantly-recognisable face. To give it a new twist and bring the design bang up to date, these lights now feature a Y-shaped LED signature which complements Nissan's trademark V-Motion grille.
19-inch wheels give an imposing and athletic stance to the new JUKE. A 'floating' roof design and sharply-creased side panel details add a new level of prestige to the JUKE's look.
A range of 11 body colours in combination with 3 roof contrasted colours ensure the new JUKE stands out, with matching or contrasting colour combinations for body, roof and interior.
The new JUKE is transformed on the inside as well, with more style, more space, upscale quality and technology. It is roomier for both passengers and their belongings, with rear-seat knee room increased by 5.8 cm, rear headroom by 1.1 cm, while the luggage capacity grows 20% to 422 litres.
The reimagined interior design has been finished with upmarket materials and ambient lighting, offering more style and comfort too. New soft-touch materials on the dashboard, door trim and footwells give a premium feel. Monoform seats with a single-piece backrest add a sporty look and can be trimmed in Alcantara(R) or leather.
Besides looking good and offering great comfort, the front seats also incorporate on selected grades the innovative Bose Personal Plus audio system, which delivers a high-quality and immersive sound. This can be controlled via a 'floating' 8-inch infotainment display providing easy access to the Nissan Connect Services
MAKE IT PERSONAL WITH N-DESIGN
For owners wanting to add their own distinctive twist and stamp their individual style, the N-Design grade joins the familiar Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna models in the new JUKE line up and offers the ultimate personalisation package.
For the personalised interior, customers will be able to choose between three combinations to finish the seats, dashboard, door panel and armrest. The Urbanizer, offers a modern high contrast and fresh look with black and white synthetic leather, the Midnight, provides a refined and stylish interior with black Alcantara(R) and leather, while the Juke proposes an eye-catching energetic cockpit with its orange and black leather. All give the new JUKE a highly premium feel.
Standard on N-Design the imposing 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels enhance the exterior with an athletic and dynamic look.
Overall N-Design offers 20 combinations of personalised exterior and interior.
ENERGISING DRIVING EXPERIENCE
The new JUKE has been designed to delight new and existing customers. "From the ground-up, we designed and built the new JUKE with agility at the forefront of our minds," said David Moss, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Nissan Europe. "Drivers will feel the benefits as soon as they grab the steering wheel."
Under the sculpted bonnet is a 3-cylinder petrol engine which is both efficient and responsive. The 1.0-litre unit is compact and lightweight and features a turbocharger to ensure it delivers the responsiveness and fun-to-drive nature owners expect. It produces 117PS and 180Nm of torque (200Nm with over torque function). A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a new dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifts is also available for the first time.
Fuel economy has improved, achieving 5.9 l/100km (WLTP) for manual transmission and 6.0 l/100km for DCT (WLTP). CO2 emissions are also reduced, starting from 135 g/km (WLTP) for manual transmission and 138 g/km (WLTP) for DCT.*
A "D-Mode" allows drivers to switch effortlessly between three modes - Standard, Eco and Sport - to adjust the response of the car depending on the road or the driver's mood.
"The new JUKE engine is able to offer the optimum balance between performance, fuel economy and refinement," said Moss. "It delivers truly impressive levels of power and torque; it's a great demonstration a downsized powertrain can deliver for the driver in terms of fun and lower costs."
The new Nissan JUKE is equipped with a host of advanced driving assistance technologies and infotainment options to make each journey safer, simpler and more enjoyable.
The safety features include Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Recognition, Intelligent Speed Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Intervention.
Blind Spot Intervention is a premiere on a Nissan model. It warns drivers when there is a vehicle hidden from view alongside them, and guides the JUKE back into the lane to prevent a collision.
JUKE drivers will also benefit from Nissan's advanced ProPILOT technology to help ease the stress of long commutes and heavy traffic by autonomously keeping the JUKE in lane and maintaining a constant, safe distance from other cars, even in slow-moving queues.
To improve vision in a safety-critical area, the A-pillars between the windscreen and door frames have been made thinner, yet they still maintain their strength due to the strategic use of lighter ultra-high strength steel. At night, visibility is improved further thanks to standard LED headlamps, which increase the field of visibility by 10 metres in width and 5 metres in length - the best in the class.
COOL, CALM AND CONNECTED
Nissan knows that the type of customer who chooses a JUKE will expect their car to fit in with their connected life. As a result, the JUKE has the most advanced infotainment system ever fitted to a Nissan. It includes effortless integration of smartphones, an app to control and monitor the JUKE, and in-car WiFi for data-hungry passengers, available early 2020.
The latest version of the NissanConnect infotainment system allows customers to use Apple CarPlay(R) or Android Auto to mirror their favourite smartphone apps on the integrated 8-inch touch screen display.
If not using the phone's navigation, drivers can access TomTom Maps & Live Traffic. The JUKE's Google Assistant compatibility offers a wide range of commands, including the ability for drivers to send destinations to the car's navigation system by talking to their smart device.
The JUKE's occupants will also enjoy the JUKE's innovative Bose Personal Plus sound system on selected grades. With eight powerful speakers - including two sets of Bose UltraNearfield speakers integrated into both front seat headrests - listeners can enjoy immersive music in ultra-clear definition.
JUKE will go on sale starting end of November.
* 4.9 l/100km for manual transmission (NEDC-BT) and 4.8 l/100km for DCT (NEDC-BT). CO2 emissions are also reduced, starting from 112 g/km for manual transmission (NEDC-BT) and 110 g/km for DCT (NEDC-BT)