Nissan has announced a number of new features and design upgrades to its ageing Juke compact crossover, in a final fling before the model’s expected replacement towards the end of this year.
The most obvious visual changes include a dark chrome treatment of the V-shaped grille, dark headlamp interior and dark turn indicators on the door mirrors.
LED fog lamps are now standard from Acenta grade upwards, and there are new 16-inch alloy wheel designs. In addition, the 18-inch wheels on the Tekna grade can be personalised with coloured inserts.
Coloured body parts, including front and rear bumper finishers, doors side sills and mirror caps, are also available through Nissan’s personalisation program. These are standard on the Bose Personal Edition model (which replaces the old N-Connecta model) and optional on Tekna models. Two new body colours – Vivid Blue and Chestnut Bronze – join the colour palette.
Inside, Nissan has introduced the Bose Personal audio system, featuring two Bose UltraNearfield speakers built into the driver’s seat headrest. The system is standard on the Bose Personal Edition models.
Other changes to the interior include a choice of two new personalisation colours – Energy Orange and Power Blue – for the central console, air vents, door inserts and seat upholstery. Gloss black interior personalisation remains available as before. This personalisation offering is standard on BOSE Personal Edition and Tekna specification models.
There is apparently also a higher grade of leather on the steering wheel, plus a higher-resolution driver trip computer display.
Nissan helpfully points out that all models come with air conditioning, electric door mirrors, power windows, CD player plus auxiliary port and LED daytime running lights as standard. If you happen to have just woken up from a ten-year-long coma, this may sound amazing. For everyone else, not so much.
Acenta grade adds the Nissan Dynamic Control System, front fog lamps, cruise control with speed limiter, climate control, privacy glass, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Bose Personal Edition grade comes with an upgraded infotainment system, reversing camera, keyless start, electrically-folding door mirrors, part-leather seats, automatic headlights and the Bose Personal sound system.
Finally, the top-spec Tekna grade adds lane departure warning, blind spot Warning, Intelligent Around View Monitor and full leather heated front seats.
The upgraded Nissan Juke is on sale in the UK from May 2018.
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