Nissan JUKE refresh includes myJUKE personalisation options
Designed to attract a larger slice of the small SUV market, thanks to some smarter exterior styling, the updates are applied to both the entry-grade JUKE ST and high-spec JUKE Ti-S. Nissan is also offering three Ti-S myJUKE Personalisation Pack variants.
The 2018 updates to ST and Ti-S JUKE include a darker chrome V-Motion front grille, and headlights, tail lights and indicators that have a smoked finish.
Nissan has added LED fog lamps on all variants in the range, the Ti-S drives on new 18-inch black-gloss alloy wheels, and inside the JUKE the meter lighting has been updated to white, replacing orange from the previous series, while the ST gets a new premium graphite coloured cloth seat trim.
Nissan Juke is also available in two new exterior shades, with Arctic White and Vivid Blue added to the now seven strong palette.
Giving JUKE a more youthful look, Nissan has also introduced myJUKE personalisation pack options.
Offered exclusively on JUKE Ti-S, there are three personalisation pack options including Power Blue, Energy Orange and Tokyo Glossy Black that feature colour highlights on the front and rear bumper, alloy wheel inserts and mirror caps.
Inside the car, the centre console, side vent and door panel finishers, and meter hood stitching will also complement the exterior highlight colours.
“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**
Grade Transmission MSRP**
JUKE ST 6MT $23,490*
JUKE Ti-S 6MT $30,140*
JUKE Ti-S CVT $33,840*
* Premium Paint adds $550 while the myJUKE Personalisation Pack increases Ti-S prices by $800
** Manufacturers Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) are provided for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges or other on-road costs
# Figures tested in accordance with ADR81/02 (combined test). Figures stated for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles only. It is unlikely that this fuel consumption figure will be achieved in real world driving conditions. Actual fuel consumption depends on factors such as traffic conditions, vehicle condition, how you drive and any accessories fitted.