“The Nissan JUKE is very well appointed with some strong standard safety and other technical equipment, and attracts a buyer that wants something that is a little different,” said Nissan Australia managing director, Stephen Lester.
“An assortment of subtle, but stylish updates, will make the Nissan JUKE more contemporary in look, while the myJUKE personalisation pack options are designed to help the vehicle stand out from the crowd.”
Known for its sporty look, dynamic handling and punchy turbo-charged engines, the Nissan JUKE offers a fun, exuberant drive every time the small SUV takes to the road.
Built in the United Kingdom, the JUKE has two engine and two transmission options.
The 1.2 litre turbo-charged puts out a maximum 85kW of power and 190Nm of torque with fuel consumption figures starting from 5.6 litres# per hundred kilometres, while the 1.6 litre turbo-charged alternative increases to 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque and sips from a low 6.0 litres# per hundred.
Both grades are sold with a 6-speed manual transmission, with the Ti-S variant is also offered with the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual mode mated to an AWD drivetrain.
But it is the long list of standard equipment that captures the attention of JUKE buyers.
The entry-spec JUKE ST comes with halogen headlights, LED daylight running lamps, the three drive mode selector Nissan Dynamic Control System, auto door lock, auto off headlights, Bluetooth handsfree phone and audio streaming systems, USB connectivity and a leather accented steering wheel and shift knob.
It also features cruise control, climate control air conditioning, two ISOFIX points, automatic door locks and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Traction Control and Vehicle Dynamic Control.
The range-topping JUKE Ti-S adds 18 inch black-gloss alloy wheels, auto-fold side mirrors, heated seats, intelligent key with push button engine start, a 5.8 inch touch screen display, sat nav with traffic monitoring and digital radio.
Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning are also standard equipment on the JUKE Ti-S, along with a 360 degree Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection – one of the active safety technologies included as part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM).
Nissan is committed to making transportation safer, smarter and more enjoyable, and it is Nissan Intelligent Mobility that will help to achieve this. NIM encompasses three core areas of innovation: how our cars are powered (Nissan Intelligent Power), how they are driven (Nissan Intelligent Driving) and how they are integrated into society (Nissan Intelligent Integration).
The 2018 Nissan JUKE is available in seven colours including Ivory Pearl*, Pearl Black*, Platinum*, Gun Metallic*, Magnetic Red and the new Vivid Blue* and Arctic White. There are two interior trims, the graphite cloth on the ST and black leather-accented, grey stitch on the Ti-S.
All myJUKE Personalisation Pack variants are available on Ivory Pearl, Pearl Black, Platinum and Gun Metallic, with Tokyo Glossy Black is also added to Magnetic Red and Vivid Blue.
On sale from October 1, prices for Nissan JUKE start from $23,490 (MSRP)** plus on roads.
2018 Nissan JUKE MSRP Pricing**