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2020 Nissan Juke

2020 Nissan Juke

Hey, I like Nissan’s second-gen Juke!  Those streamlined lightening DRLs look sweet and complement the cool round driving lamps very agreeably.  You could argue that the nose design will be either loved or hated, but I’m one who thinks it looks fantastic.  This new one is better looking than its predecessor, which was ground-breaking and cool but still a bit odd for some.  More people will be drawn to the refined new 2020 Nissan Juke design.

At the rear, there is a squeezed out and protruding boot gate.  There is a cool looking roof spoiler, and the tapered tail lights add to the wide back-end to give it plenty of on-road presence for what is a small SUV, after all.  The Nissan Juke can come out with a black roof and privacy window glass, and this adds to the classy new looks.  Another nice bit of Juke styling is found in the sloping away roofline which runs the descent towards the back end, and you’ll find the rear door handles are at the centre of the C-pillar instead of in the more conventional below-the-window-sill location.

2020 Nissan Juke

Slip into the new Nissan Juke’s driver’s seat, and you’ll be quite taken with the excellent styling of the dash, which incorporates nice lines, shapes and curves.  The air vents in the centre of the dash are round and almost have the look of miniature jet engines.  Certainly, when the heating system gets wound up or down, there is plenty of temperate air coming through into the cabin.  Beautiful soft leather-like materials are used on areas of the dash, armrest and doors, and these fabrics do give it a special appearance with a dose of class.  The fabrics and materials, obviously, change according to the model of Juke chosen.

Life for the driver is comfortable behind the steering wheel because you get rake and reach adjustment on the steering wheel, and height adjustment, as well as forward back adjustment, on the seat.  Practical consoles and compartments make life in a Juke well-sorted because it’s nice to be able to put bottles in the door bins, chip packets in the glovebox, and your phone in front of the gear lever, all while taking the kids to footie.  You can even fit bottles in the centre console cup-holders.  Yeah man, that’s true!

Under the hood is a little 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbo petrol engine that delivers energetic performance (0-100 km/h in less than 11 seconds) and excellent fuel economy.  A six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic are the go options for the engine.  City frequenters will likely go for the more relaxing auto; I would.

Out on the road the new Nissan Juke is a pleasurable drive.  At present it’s not spectacularly quick, however as time rolls on some higher performance engines will be rolled out by the team at Nissan.  Out of town, and the little Juke rides well and has a reasonably quiet interior.  The driver’s seat is very comfortable.  You get a great view of the road ahead, which cements the idea that you’re driving the ‘SUV part’ of the Juke equation.  Pull out to pass a car at 95 km/h in fourth, and the pick-up is gradual, so you need to plan manoeuvres well.  However, you do get used to it; as it is just a 1.0-litre after all….

In the back seats, room has been improved over the old model.  Tall adults will be ok without being completely spacious, so carrying two big lads is easy enough.  However seating three big lads across the back is asking a bit much.  Rear seat map pockets are standard, and you can fit bottles in the door bins.  A USB charging point in the back seats is found on the back of the centre console.  Isofix points are standard.  High spec ST-L and Ti models come with isofix points on the front passenger seat, as well.

422 litres of luggage space is pretty decent with the rear seats in their normal position.  They can be split folded or completely folded, though there is a bit of a ledge where the rear seats are set on the floor.  However, the adjustable floor means that you can have a completely level luggage floor that runs right through to the front seats.  All-in-all this is a pretty good effort here by Nissan, making this quite a practical small SUV.

Safety in a new Juke is particularly strong and the recent Euro NCAP test result is the full five stars with a 94% adult occupant survival rate at 64 km/h.  Frontal airbags, belt pre-tensioners, belt load-limiters, side head airbags right down the sides, a seat belt reminder, AEB pedestrian, AEB cyclist, AEB city, AEB on the open road, lane assist and speed control systems are all present and accounted for.  Things like the lane departure warning, LED headlights, cruise control, lane keep assist and a small infotainment system are found on-board entry level Jukes.

The next model up adds features like a much bigger central dash infotainment system with HD graphics and colours, and you can connect up to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto from your phone.  A reversing camera is present, as well.  The display in this model, and upwards, works quickly and offers manual buttons below which flick you through to set your preferred apps quickly.  Obviously there is Bluetooth communications as standard with this one.

Step up to an ST-L or Ti, and your new Nissan Juke comes with things like a leather steering wheel and gear knob, satellite navigation, a digital driver’s display, climate control and keyless entry.  There are some options like a 360 degree camera, heated seats, a heated windscreen and soft foam leather seats with supple padding and speakers at ear height.

There are some personalization options which include sweet exterior paint effects and colours, interior trim colouring and fabric options to make your own Juke drive even more fun and funky.

When up against a scroll length of small SUVs, the 2020 Nissan Juke is a good option.  There are some great rivals out there, but the fun Juke, particularly in higher-end models, is lovable.

2020 Nissan Juke

The current 2020 Nissan Juke models include the:

  • Juke ST
  • Juke ST +
  • Juke ST-L
  • Juke Ti

For any more information on the Nissan Juke 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!