Nissan adds personality to refreshed JUKE

NISSAN has added unique personalisation packs to the refreshed Nissan JUKE range and given JUKE buyers more choice, with two engines and two transmission options to choose from.

Designed to attract a larger slice of the small SUV market, thanks to some smarter exterior styling, the updates are applied to both the entry-grade JUKE ST and high-spec JUKE Ti-S.

The 2018 updates to ST and Ti-S JUKE include a darker chrome V-Motion front grille, and headlights, tail lights and indicators that have a smoked finish. Nissan has added LED fog lamps on all variants in the range too.

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The Ti-S drives on new 18-inch black-gloss alloy wheels, and inside the JUKE the meter lighting has been updated to white, replacing orange from the previous series, while the ST gets a new premium graphite coloured cloth seat trim.

Nissan Juke is also available in two new exterior shades, with Arctic White and Vivid Blue added to the now seven strong palette. Giving JUKE a more youthful look, Nissan has also introduced myJUKE personalisation pack options.

Offered exclusively on JUKE Ti-S, there are three personalisation pack options including Power Blue, Energy Orange and Tokyo Glossy Black that feature colour highlights on the front and rear bumper, alloy wheel inserts and mirror caps.

Inside the car, the centre console, side vent and door panel finishers, and meter hood stitching will also complement the exterior highlight colours.

Built in the UK and known for its sporty look, dynamic handling and punchy twin-turbo engines, the Nissan JUKE offers a fun, exuberant drive every time the small SUV takes to the road.

The 1.2 litre turbocharged engine puts out a maximum 85kW of power and 190Nm of torque with fuel consumption figures starting from 5.6-litres/100km, while the 1.6 litre turbocharged engine increases to 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque.

Both grades are sold with a 6-speed manual transmission, with the Ti-S variant is also offered with the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual mode mated to an AWD drive train.

But it is the long list of standard equipment that captures the attention of JUKE buyers.

The entry-spec ST comes with halogen headlights, LED daylight running lamps, three drive modes, auto door lock, auto off headlights, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and a leather accented steering wheel and shift knob.

It also features cruise control, climate control air conditioning, two ISOFIX points, automatic door locks and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Traction Control and Vehicle Dynamic Control.

The range-topping Ti-S adds 18-inch black-gloss alloy wheels, auto-fold side mirrors, heated seats, intelligent key with push button engine start, a 5.8-inch touch screen display, SatNav with traffic monitoring, and digital radio.

Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning are also standard equipment on the JUKE Ti-S, along with a 360 degree Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection – one of the active safety technologies included as part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM).

The 2018 Nissan JUKE is available in seven colours including Ivory Pearl, Pearl Black, Platinum, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Red, and the new Vivid Blue and Arctic White. There are two interior trims, the graphite cloth on the ST and black leather-accented, grey stitch on the Ti-S.

All myJUKE Personalisation Pack variants are available on Ivory Pearl, Pearl Black, Platinum and Gun Metallic, with Tokyo Glossy Black also added to Magnetic Red and Vivid Blue.

On sale from October 1 (yesterday), prices for Nissan JUKE start from $23,490 plus on roads.

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