It is an arguable opinion that the Nissan Juke is indeed a crossover that begs to differ from the norm of subcompact SUV design. Its quirky look combined with most of Nissan’s signature elements such as the V-motion grille makes it a head-turner on the road.
It may not be the best-looking design out there but it can be a candidate to being one of the most unique models in its segment. In fact, we’re already passed the 1,000,000th mark of Jukes in the entire world. That wasn’t a Juke (pun intended), we’re serious and Nissan confirmed it last July 2018.
The upgrades on the exterior include a dark chrome V-motion grille, dark headlamp interior and dark turn indicators on the side mirrors. Aside from these visual cues, part of the Juke’s personalization program are colored front and rear bumper finishers, door side sills, and wing mirror caps – the same manner how the Philippine-spec Juke N-Style looks. The two new body finishes are the Vivid Blue and Chestnut Bronze.
In Europe, the Juke is offered in four trims: Visia, Acenta, BOSE Personal Edition, and Tekna. The Acenta grade, being the mid-range variant among the four trims, comes with standard LED fog lamps, as well as a new 16-inch wheel designs. In addition, an 18-inch alloy wheels with customizable color inserts come as an option on the top-range Tekna.
Upgrades continues inside as the cabin features two new personalization colors named Energy Orange and Power Blue. There are also updated design on the center console, air-conditioning vents, door inserts, and seat covers. You may also find a high-grade leather wrapped on the steering wheel, as well as the improved instrument cluster with white-on-black information display.
Meanwhile, the BOSE Personal Edition’s interior, one of the four trims, is fitted with BOSE Personal audio system that comes with immersive 360-degree listening experience via six high-performance speakers, including two BOSE UltraNearfield speakers built into the driver’s seat headrest.
The press release didn’t mention anything about any changes on the engine. This means this update still uses the same 1.6-liter engine utilized by the Juke subcompact crossover. The upgraded Juke is tagged with a starting price of P1,068,090 (£15,505).
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