Debuting in the five best playing fields in Europe is something that even Messi has not achieved. That’s what he did Nissan Juke. The Japanese brand showed it to the world in unison in London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona and Cologne, that was almost two years ago, and since then this compact crossover has only deepened the success of the previous generation.
With the new Juke, the rules of the game in the segment have been redefined, as this SUV in the B segment has valued elements such as technology, connectivity and performance. Stick with a concept: Nissan Smart Mobility. That is, in essence, the new Nissan Juke.
SUVs, SUVs, crossovers, all represent a complex universe that was born from the hand of Nissan many years ago and that little by little it has been perfected. Also, now, the arrival of new Qashqai will serve the Juke to occupy an ideal position of access to a range that promises strong emotions, with the renewal of the X-Trail and the landing of the expected Ariya. For this reason, in the field of segment B, the battle has a strategic player in the Juke.
It is a 4.21 meter long compact crossover that offers a good compromise between wheelbase, space and maneuverability. The model is 23 kilos lighter than its predecessor and dynamically stands out for maintaining a very good stability in all kinds of riding modes. The suspensions are one of his best arguments and the fit of the set with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged gasoline engine offers superior performance in the segment.
This engine, in addition to offering very low consumption and emission figures, get to deploy your 117 CV power in a very linear way. This is the only motorization that is offered in the new Juke, and it is that to fully attack the heart of one of the most strategic segments of the market it is not necessary to cram a range with versions. The Nissan Juke is available with a six-speed manual transmission or with a DCT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This automatic transmission, in addition to being very efficient, allows it to be much more sporty in its handling with paddles behind the wheel. To accentuate that sporty style, the Juke introduces a driving mode selector with three proposals (Eco, Normal and Sport).
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But the new Nissan Juke not only has a heart, it also has a soul, great, that never ends. As we said, the technology offered by Nissan Intelligent Mobility is one of the keys to the model. The use of sistema ProPilot Nissan offers electronically assisted acceleration, steering and braking, something that debuts in this generation of the compact crossover. The development of this ProPilot system is the foundation of the brand’s research on autonomous vehicles and connected mobility, an area in which Nissan has been taking advantage for years.
To complete this increasingly technological safety environment, the Nissan Juke offers a package with proposals that are already mandatory in these times. It has an intelligent frontal anti-collision system with pedestrian and cyclist detection, traffic sign recognition, intelligent lane change control, rear traffic alert and blind spot control, something that has arrived with the Juke as a novelty for Nissan and also in the crossover segment. This innovation allows the driver to be warned when a car moves out of their angle of vision and returns the vehicle to its lane.
In terms of infotainment, the Juke incorporates a high-level navigation system with the NissanConnect. If we do not intend to use navigation from the phone, the driver can access TomTom Maps & Live Traffic. The Juke is compatible with Google Assistant, which will allow the driver to send their destinations to the car’s navigation system simply by talking to their mobile device or from their Google Home.
For music lovers, the new Juke equips the Bose Personal Plus sound system, equipped with eight powerful speakers, including the two Bose UltraNearfield speakers that are integrated into the front headrests.
The range is divided into four levels: Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna. Add the proposals N-Desing Active, N-Desing Chic and the elegant Enigma. Your new Juke awaits you from 21,950 euros.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.