Nissan marked the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant late last year, following a £100 million investment into the north of England plant to produce the all-new second-generation compact crossover. Its launch comes almost 10 years after the original Juke’s daring styling broke the mould in the B-segment, and Nissan appear to have raised the bar again, bringing new levels of technology and connectivity to the compact crossover category.
Developed by Nissan’s European design and R&D teams in Paddington, London, and Cranfield, Bedfordshire. This includes more than 27 new die sets, which cuts and moulds the car’s ultra-high-tensile steel, which have been installed in the Press Shop to form the Juke’s athletic new design.
Four new spray booths have been built in the Paint Shop to accommodate the choice of 15 different two-tone body colour combinations that customers can now choose from.
Juke is powered by an efficient 1.0-litre, three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine which is also manufactured in-house in Sunderland. With 117 PS, it gives drivers improved performance, fuel economy and refinement.
Connected services and over-the-air updates make the new Juke the most connected Nissan ever. The new car comes with In-car NissanConnect, an 8–inch touch screen monitor, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot and voice recognition. Nissan’sProPILOT technology, offers electronically assisted steering, acceleration and braking. Designed for highway use in single-lane traffic, ProPilot will be available on the JUKE for the first time.