Nissan climbed towards the top of the UK sales charts last year with its Qashqai and Juke models, enticing customers with an affordable package that includes standout styling and a host of handy interior tech.
A brand new Qashqai has just been revealed to warm applause from much of the motoring press and so it is time to refresh the ageing Juke to ensure both models continue attracting customers.
Keen eyes will notice mild changes to exterior styling, including refreshed front and rear lamp clusters, a revised grille and a subtly altered rear bumper that does just enough to separate the new model from its predecessor.
The biggest changes have occurred on the inside, where new Juke gets a 40 per cent increase in luggage capacity in two-wheel-drive versions and a raft of updated technology.
Prices start at £13,420 for the entry level 1.6 94PS in Visia guise, which features 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a CD system with an AUX-IN connection for MP3 players, front and rear electric windows, tyre pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights.
Acenta models start at £15,320 and get 17-inch Sport alloys, and extras including Bluetooth and USB connectivity, climate control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and rear privacy glass.
Acenta Premium, priced from £16,470, adds the next generation NissanConnect system – incorporating satellite navigation, smartphone connectivity and access to online apps – a colour reversing camera and enhanced interior styling.
Topping the range is the Juke Tekna at £17,670. It offers heated 'Premium' leather seats, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers. Added safety features, such as lane departure and blindspot warning also feature.
Engine line-up remains unchanged as customers can still chose between a 1.6-litre petrol with two outputs: 115bhp or 187bhp and a 1.5-litre diesel, which develops 108bhp.