Launched on May, the all new Juke have four models all that comes with a 1.0l turbocharged three cylinder engine that produces 84kw and 180 nm and drives the front wheels though a seven speed DCT. It’s also built on an all new platform that significantly improves ride and handling.
The transmission is a little jerky though and is best suited to being pushed rather than simply pottering around. Fuel economy is just under 6.0l/100k
The styling, is still edgy and they come well equipped with five star ANCAP safety rating across the range as well as an 8.0inch touchscreen and improved infotainment connectivity.
An interesting feature for the music lovers are the Bose speakers built into the front seat headrests on the Ti model.
There is a large choice in the smaller urban SUV segment and the Nissan Juke should definitely be in your choices. Priced from just under $28,000 for the entry ST model through to around $36,500 for the top model the Ti, plus the usual costs.
I’M Rob Fraser
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