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2019 Nissan Juke

2019 Nissan Juke Nismo Model

Nissan has juked the opposition with its latest version of the small SUV Hatchback.  As far as excitement goes the looks are like no other vehicle on the road, and you really feel a sense of fun when driving one of these.  A smaller, cheaper car with distinct styling attracts a younger buyer right?  Well I think so, and the Juke plays to a young audience – though I have seen the young at heart with grey hair driving a Juke and enjoying the fun that it provides.

A Nissan Juke offers style that’s more exaggerated, more bold than other mainstream drives, so it works the SUV theme and blends it with sports coupés.  The result is a pearler, and either you’ll love or hate the exclusive looks.  But for me, I love the different tack that Nissan takes on the modern 2019 version of the Nissan Juke.  What looks like front fog lights are actually the headlights – inspired by a rally car’s auxiliary lights.  And what looks like headlights are the sidelights and indicators.  Add to this unique appearance bulbous wheel arches and muscly exterior lines and you almost get an equivalent of a ‘hotted-up’ mini Porsche 911 SUV!  The lower half of the Juke’s body is dominated by deep flanks and overstated wheel arches which help to make the new Juke look smaller than it actually is.  You can seat two adults in the rear easily enough.

2019 Nissan Juke ST Interior

Inside the small Nissan Juke SUV is a pretty simple layout on the dash but quite stylish with Nissan’s motorcycle inspired interior shining through.  The instrument cluster has two dials that appear to separate from the dashboard, and they are framed in mock-aluminium with a cowling floating above.  The dials are joined to the dial cases by two struts – all rather visually engaging.  Then there’s the centre tunnel which sits high, rounded and painted in a glossy silver metallic to look like a motorcycle’s petrol tank.  In top Juke versions, the silver is replaced by the car’s body colour – I like it!

2019 Nissan Juke Luxury Models

It’s easy enough to get comfortable behind the steering wheel thanks to good adjustment and supportive seats.  The driver’s seat has good lateral support too.  Head to the rear seats and you’ll find enough space in the Juke for two normal-size adults in the back.  If you end up going long distances, three large adults will get a little tight and uncomfortable and start to poke each other.

Behind the wheel, the The Nissan Juke has a slightly higher ride height than non-SUV type vehicles which adds to the car’s appeal.  Being small and peppy, the Juke drives with verve and passion though not exceptionally quick; and that’s fine because for the most part the responsive nature and cool looks add up to a fun drive.  Having a low centre of gravity, the Juke holds its own when cornering, and especially in the 1.6-litre turbo-charged models you have plenty of poke to stretch your legs.

The 1.6-litre engines are also available with stop-start technology, offering improved fuel economy which sits around 5 litres /100 km for everyday drives.  Select Sport mode, and the Dynamic Control System gets more eager.  Engage Normal mode and the screen shows a torque indicator.  Throttle response goes a bit softer, as if the Juke has gained some weight – but ultimately the same power is available.  Then there is Eco mode which restricts the throttle opening and displays an economy meter, making the little Juke pretty sluggish as it retards engine power and delivery.

Life in a new 2019 Nissan Juke ST Manual 1.2-litre turbo-charged petrol engine model has your Juke sitting on 17-inch alloy wheels, offers cruise control, provides Bluetooth phone and audio via the steering wheel controls and even boasts LED daytime running lights.  That’s actually some pretty healthy kit for a base model, and compared to competitors is very good.

Opt for the new Nissan Juke Ti-S Manual and all the features of the standard ST model are on-board, but you also get: a more powerful 1.6-litre turbo-charged petrol engine, a nice leather-accented seat trim, a 5.8-inch touchscreen with a colour display, handy satellite navigation with traffic monitoring and an Around View Monitor.

Stepping up to the 2019 Nissan Juke Ti-S Auto boasts all the same features of the Ti-S Manual model, but it also gets selectable 2WD, 4WD and Torque Vectoring 4WD, an Xtronic CVT with a manual mode, and a multi-link rear suspension.  This model is really nice if you can get yourself into one.  The multi-link rear suspension helps to make the ride more comfortable over road undulations.  4WD also gives you access to light off-road duties.

There is also the sportiest Nissan Juke Nismo RS model with a potent little 160 kW 1.6-litre DIG-T tuned engine with 250 Nm.  It looks really cool on 18-inch 10-spoke NISMO alloy wheels.  A special Nismo Tachometer, Nismo exhaust and sports transmission, has special Nismo embroidered sports seats and leather trim steering wheel.  It also comes with upgraded brakes, sports suspension, a limited slip differential and numerous Nismo adjustments to the exhaust, aggressive body kit, rear diffuser, and bucket seats.  If you want the fastest (0-100 km/h in around 7.5 seconds), most eye-catching Juke with all the racy features, then this one is it.

You can also opt to get a leather upholstery and front heated seats package thrown in if you want to, and safety is good too.  Things like Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Around-View Monitoring with Moving Object Detection, and Blind Spot Warning are missing from the base model Jukes, otherwise they all get: collision-sensitive door unlocking, front headrests, active anti-roll stabilizers (front and rear), front airbags, front-side airbags, curtain airbags, ISOFIX 2nd-row child restraint anchorage (x2) with tethers (x3), 3-point front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts, front seatbelt reminders, rear door child locks, an anti-theft immobilizer, ABS, EBD, TCS, VDC, a high-mounted stop light and even a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Look the part and keep your drive fun in a 2019 Nissan Juke.

2019 Nissan Juke

The 2019 Nissan Juke models include the:

  • Juke ST 2WD Manual 1.2-litre (85 kW)
  • Juke Ti-S 2WD Manual 1.6-litre (140 kW)
  • Juke Ti-S 4WD Xtronic 1.6-litre (140 kW)
  • Juke Nismo RS 2WD Manual (160 kW)
  • Juke Nismo RS 4WD Xtronic (160 kW)

For any more information on the 2019 Nissan Juke models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Nissan dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!