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Nissan’s refreshed Juke touches down
New-look Nissan Juke line-up cut from four to three, Nismo pricing revealed
1 Oct 2018
By TUNG NGUYEN
NISSAN Australia has revealed running changes to its Juke small SUV range, including a refreshed exterior look, updated interior options and slight price rises, as well as pricing for its flagship Nismo-tuned version launching next week.
Though specification for the Juke Nismo is yet to be detailed, the 160kW/280Nm front-drive manual RS will cost $37,790 before on-roads, while the all-paw automatic version will retail for $41,490.
This sits the Nismo versions at least $14,300 upstream of the regular Juke range that opens at $23,490 for the six-speed manual ST grade, powered by a twin-turbo 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that outputs 85kW of power and 190Nm of torque.
However, the 86kW/158Nm naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine and automatic transmission available in ST grades from $24,490 is now discontinued.
Stepping up to the Ti-S grade costs $30,140 for the six-speed manual and $33,840 for the continuously-variable automatic transmission – a $350 step up from the outgoing model – that are both powered by a 140kW/240Nm twin-turbo petrol engine.
With drive sent to the front wheels, fuel economy in the entry-level ST is rated at 5.6 litres per 100km, while the two-wheel-drive manual and all-paw automatic Ti-S return 6.0L/100km.
From the outside, the new Juke is distinguished by LED fog lamps and a darker-chrome V-Motion front grille, as well as headlights, tail-lights and indicators with a smoked finish.
Standard kit on the Juke range opener includes automatic halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights, Nissan Dynamic Control System drive-mode selector and new premium graphite coloured cloth seats.
Other equipment includes a headunit with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and leather-accented steering wheel and shifter.
In terms of safety, the Juke ST sports cruise control, two Isofix points, traction control and electronic brakeforce distribution, but misses out on a reversing camera and autonomous emergency braking – the latter of which is not available on any variant in Nissan’s quirky small SUV.
Ti-S buyers are treated to 18-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, automatically folding side mirrors, heated front pews and push-button start.
The infotainment system is also upgraded to a 5.8-inch touchscreen unit with satellite navigation and digital radio, while safety gear receives a lift thanks to lane departure warning, blind-spot warning and surround-view monitor.
The Ti-S also gains access to three myJuke Personalisation Packs – Power Blue, Energy Orange and Tokyo Glossy Black – that tweak exterior and interior accent colours for specific duco finishes.
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