2019 Nissan Juke: prices, specs and release date

Nissan has revealed the all-new Juke, bringing some new engines and tech while maintaining that distinctive styling

James Wilson
Oct 29, 2019

Nissan’s new Juke has been unveiled, with UK deliveries expected to begin in November 2019 and prices starting at £17,395. Currently, there is just one engine confirmed for the 2019 Juke – a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol. Yes, that sounds small, but that turbocharger means this small engine punches above its weight and could be the pick of the range with reasonable muscle and strong fuel economy expected.

Some nine years ago Nissan launched the first-generation Juke. It came with controversial styling, a mix of petrol and diesel engines and offered buyers a relatively affordable small SUV way before every carmaker and its dog had two or three SUVs in their model ranges.

Quick facts

  • Prices start from £17,395
  • Available only as a 1.0-litre petrol
  • Choice of manual or automatic models
  • Maximum power output of 115hp
  • 422 litres of boot space with seats up
  • Delieries expected November 2019

While the latest Juke is unmistakably related to the old model - and many will no doubt still find the looks difficult to get along with - Nissan has updated its baby SUV in line with current trends. For starters, there are no diesel options (presently) - with small petrol engines reducing fuel use instead - and the amount of technology on offer has increased significantly.

 

It is a good job too, as the second-generation Juke is up against a huge number of rivals which represent stiff competition. As a quick guide, rivals include the Renault Captur, Ford Ecosport, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stonic and Vauxhall Crossland X. One thing the Nissan Juke has on its side though, is that it is made here in the UK, which despite not being relevant to everyone, is very important to some.

Read on to find out more about the 2019 Nissan Juke's trims, prices, performance, interior and more.

New Nissan Juke trims and specifications

Nissan is offering the new Juke with five standard trims and one limited-run launch model. The names for these are as follows: Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and Tekna+, with the limited-edition model featuring the say-it-as-you-see-it title of Premiere Edition.

As for the equipment, entry-level Visia models come as standard with LED headlights, DAB radio, Bluetooth, cruise control with speed limiter and a 4.2-inch digital dashboard display.

Next up in the range is Acenta grade, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch media display compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera and NissanConnect services (more on the latter in the technology section below).

In the middle of the new Juke range is N-Connecta spec. For your hard-earned cash N-Connecta gives you sat-nav (with TomTom Traffic), a seven-inch digital dashboard display, keyless start, an electronic handbrake, automatic climate control and leather steering wheel.

Second from the top is Tekna spec which brings 19-inch alloy wheels, a Bose sound system, heated front seats, heated front windscreen and an advanced safety pack. Included in the safety pack are a 360-degree parking camera, blind spot intervention, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and driver alertness monitor.

Sat at the top of the range is Tekna+ spec, which is a new addition to the Juke range. Standard equipment includes trim-specific 19-inch alloy wheels, two-tone paint schemes and interior and exterior personalisation packs. The latter allows buyers to choose the colour of their car’s side skirts and front and rear bumpers, plus, choose the colour of select pieces of interior trim.

On the subject of colours, there are 11 body hues to choose from with Fuji Sunset (as shown in the pictures) being exclusive to the new Juke. There are also three interior colour options for those who plump up the money for the interior personalisation pack.

New Nissan Juke prices

Prices for the 2019 Nissan Juke start at £17,395 for Visia trim and rise all the way up to £23,895 for Tekna+ models. As for the rest of the range, Acenta models start at £18,995, N-Connecta £20,995 and Tekna £22,495. The limited-run Premiere Edition (only 140 will be offered for sale) is set to cost £23,995.

As a note, the addition of an automatic transmission increases the price of each trim by £1,400 (excluding Visia spec, which is manual only). Nissan is expected to start delivering second-generation Juke models in November 2019.

New Nissan Juke rivals

Most mainstream car manufacturers have an alternative for the Juke in their range, primarily because SUVs are the happening car type at the moment. That said, they are not all of the same ilk.

Lower-level Jukes (such as Visa, Acenta and N-Connecta trims) have to measure up to the likes of the affordable Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. Meanwhile, the higher-specced trims (such as Tekna and Tekna+ models) will need to compete with such rivals as the Volkswagen T-Roc and Seat Arona.

For many, whether or not they buy a Juke will come down to the styling, as Nissan’s design team has managed yet again to create a car which stands out in a sector swamped by similar-looking small SUVs. There is, of course, the matter of price and equipment but on paper at least, the Nissan stacks up relatively well against most alternatives.

New Nissan Juke economy and performance

Nissan has kept things simple for buyers of the new Juke by offering just one engine for now – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol called the DIG-T 117. All models are front-wheel drive but there is the option of either a manual or automatic transmission – the former being a six-speed gearbox, while the latter has seven gears.

Power is quoted as 115hp and there's 200Nm of torque - this should make the Juke nippy enough around town, but don't expect rapid acceleration. Nissan is yet to confirm emissions and economy figures. However, when the same engine is installed in the latest Nissan Micra it offers fuel economy figures of 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 133g/km. Since the Juke is larger and heavier, expect the Juke to come in a notch under these figures.

What we can confirm though, is that the new Juke comes with three driving modes: Eco, Standard and Sport.

New Nissan Juke interior

Compared to the old Juke, Nissan has thoroughly modernised the cabin. While there are still plenty of buttons, the cockpit has been rearranged to provide a much simpler and cleaner design.

Front circular air vents also feature, which despite not being exclusive to high-quality cars, do add a whiff of class. The media system display upfront and digital dash cluster screen also help modernise the 2019 Juke’s cabin.

Elsewhere Nissan has tried to ensure the Juke has a premium vibe with use of soft-touch materials plus optional extras such as leather or suede-like Alcantara upholstery. On the practicality front, Nissan has improved space in the cabin for rear passengers compared to the old Juke – increasing both knee and headroom.

New Nissan Juke safety

Nissan hasn’t skimped on available safety equipment for the new Juke. The technology on offer includes autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian and cyclist recognition), traffic sign recognition, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot recognition.

The latter not only warns drivers of cars in their blind spot but will also bring a Juke back into its lane if the driver tries to move into an occupied lane. Furthermore, Nissan’s automatic high-beam lights are on hand to help keep the road ahead illuminated and there are six airbags fitted as standard.

New Nissan Juke technology

Big news for those who like the idea of autonomous cars is the addition of Nissan’s ProPILOT technology on the new Juke. ProPILOT allows the car to control steering, acceleration and braking to help take the edge off commuting on single-lane roads. Drivers do still have to remain in full control of their car when using ProPILOT, however.

Nissan is giving buyers more connectivity options on the latest Juke – with on-board WiFi and over the air updates now available. A positive of having a more connected car is that live traffic information is available and passengers have the ability to connect tablets and or laptops to the internet – provided there is a data plan in place.

As mentioned above, motorists are able to use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay phone mirroring software on the eight-inch information and media display. Plus, motorists can use the NissanConnect Services app. This application joins the increasing number of platforms offered by carmakers which allow owners to remotely access several features of their cars via smartphones.

For example, buyers are able to use the app to lock/unlock their car, check tyre pressures and even make sure there is the correct level of oil in the engine. Nissan has also made the Juke Google Assistant compatible, allowing vehicle lighting settings and navigation destinations to be selected using the relevant smart device.

For those who love their music, Nissan is offering the new Juke with an optional Bose sound system, which, amongst other things includes speakers integrated into the front seat headrests.

Finally, to help with those tricky parking situations, the 2019 Juke is available with something Nissan is calling an Around View Monitor. This is a camera system which provides a video feed of the area surrounding a Juke to its dashboard media system. Drivers can then home in on front, rear and kerbside views to make sure they can easily manouevre without bumping into any hard-to-spot obstacles.

New Nissan Juke dimensions

The second-generation Nissan Juke measures in at 4,210mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,595mm tall. These dimensions enable a boot space of 422 litres with the rear seats up - that's notably bigger than the outgoing car, making these a more realistic family car. While there has been no confirmation of space for when the rear seats are folded down, the seats do split 60:40, to help you to load larger items.

As for towing capacity, Nissan will provide a detachable tow bar, however, is yet to confirm how much the Juke will be able to tow.

 

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