New Nissan Juke 2020
We previewed the, New Nissan Juke 2020, on the roads of Catalonia, to test the most important innovations, from the revolutionary design to the single engine.
The new Nissan Juke renews itself after nine years. We had already discovered it a few weeks ago in Milan and now we could finally drive it along the streets around Barcelona. An opportunity to discover not only the technical innovations, such as the DIG-T platform and engine, but also the aesthetic ones. What was once one of the most original and eccentric cars on the market has now transformed, going much closer to the family feeling of the Japanese house, while at the same time maintaining some key elements of its tradition. Those who are familiar with the Land of the Rising Sun will know how their culture adores combining classic themes with modern ones and the new,nissan juke photosh, as done just that. Let’s find out step by step.
She almost doesn’t look like it, but it’s still the Nissan Juke
When we saw the new Nissan Juke for the first time we were certainly surprised. The first generation, which at the most had undergone a slight facelift in 2014, had transformed itself from an original and cheeky car to a crossover much closer to the stylistic features of the brand. However, this in no way means that the new Nissan Juke is a trivial car. Quite the contrary: the designers have succeeded in combining the clearly Qashqai-derived style with some of the fundamental features of the range.
Speaking of external design, we must immediately face the classic “elephant in the room”: the classic “rounded” headlights that characterized the style of the old Juke have disappeared. Now they are thinner and more modern and, unlike before, are no longer visible from the driving position. At the same time, however, the lights were kept on three rows, with the main high beams in the center and the fog lights at beam level and below. All of these elements, among other things, can now rely on standard LED technology even with the entrance fittings.
The lines have gone from being round and muscular to a much more marked and geometric style, in an attempt to add aggression and sportiness to the car. This is especially evident when looking at the car from the side: the 19-inch rims add strength and presence to the vehicle, which in reality has lengthened by 75 mm and raised by 13 mm.
The wheelbase in particular has increased significantly, also influencing the space available to passengers in the rear row and the trunk. The front upright has been thinned, thanks to the use of new high-strength steels, in order to improve visibility. On the rear we still see a much more angular and geometric design, whose apex is represented by the new rear lights. Say goodbye to the previous “boomerang” shape, because the new headlights are even more rectangular and streamlined, although the “boomerang” is still present in their form. Numerous, as always, the colors available for the body, with the introduction of two-tone versions with three different colors for the roof.
The cockpit of the new Nissan Juke 2020 has been revolutionized
If the exterior of the new Nissan Juke 2020 has been revolutionized, even the interior cockpit has certainly not been less. The fundamental elements, such as the D-Shaped steering wheel and the central tunnel inspired by the fairings of the bikes, are always present, but the world has changed around them. First of all, the materials have made a remarkable leap forward, such as on the dashboard cover. In general one breathes a much more refined and refined environment. Five different versions are available: Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and the new N-Design, the only one that can choose between three different colors for the passenger compartment (white-gray, black and orange). The infotainment system has been completely changed, which is no longer included in the dashboard, but supports an 8-inch diagonal floating touchscreen display. The software installed is good, even if the satellite navigator in some situations seemed a bit difficult to interpret (maps and traffic provided by TomTom with a 3-year subscription included in the price and an Over-the-Air update). Fortunately, there is help in compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The idea of including the HotSpot Wi-Fi function, which makes this Juke, according to the same words as the house, the most connected Nissan ever, is excellent. The presence of the Bose Personal Plus system, which includes a sound box directly in the headrests of the two front seats, should also be noted on the richer fittings. The available space has increased considerably, especially for rear passengers, who can now count on an extra 5 cm for the knees and 1 cm more for the head. The space available in the trunk has also increased, now reaching 422 liters with the seats in place (+78 liters compared to the previous generation), which can now also count on extended access to make the load easier.
The engine of the new Nissan Juke 2020
The new Nissan Juke 2020 has only one engine on the list. A very strong choice on the part of the Japanese company, which however selected a decidedly interesting unit for the target audience. We are dealing with the DIG-T, a three-cylinder unit with a capacity of 1,000 cc and, above all, a maximum power of 117 hp, which is associated with a torque of 200 Nm (with overboost function) available starting from a speed of 1750 rpm. The official data provided by the house regarding consumption is between 4.8 and 4.9 liters per 100 km (the discriminating factor is the choice between the 6-speed manual gearbox and the 7-speed DCT automatic with paddle at steering wheel), or between 20 and 21 km / liter. Of course this is the best result obtainable from this mechanic, so for a more precise evaluation we refer you to our future complete road test. CO2 emissions have also been reduced, which settle between 112 and 110 grams per kilometer.
Driving the new Nissan Juke 2020
We have traveled a few hundred kilometers around Barcelona to get an initial idea of the performance of the new Nissan Juke 2020. First of all it is a car designed primarily for comfort. There is a D-Mode command for selecting the driving mode (Eco, Standard and Sport), although the difference between the various systems is not particularly pronounced. Nissan reports having increased the torsional rigidity of the Juke by 13%, but in our opinion the greatest work has been done on the suspensions. Thanks to the modifications made to the geometry, the new Nissan Juke absorbs the roughness of the terrain in an excellent way. Even the silence has made some notable advances, although we have noticed a very light aerodynamic whistle is still present at high speeds. The infotainment system is clearly visible in any lighting situation and the software is also quite clear. We had some difficulties with some indications from the satellite navigator, on which we reserve the right to investigate the issue when we have the car in hand for a longer period of time. The 117 hp DIG-T impressed us especially for the initial acceleration and the torque immediately available already at low speeds. Between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm the power is delivered evenly and consistently, which is good news for comfort. But this also means that we were not particularly impressed by the recovery, an aspect in which we start to feel the effect of the downsizing of this three-cylinder turbo petrol. In this preview we had the version with the 6-speed manual gearbox, which fortunately remained faithful to its past versions. The changes are short and with a nice mechanical feeling, reminiscent of the most sporty car changes. The Juke also comes with the ProPilot package, complete only on the version with automatic transmission, which includes adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam function (the latter is not present with the manual gearbox that has only adaptive cruise control without braking)
Any evaluation, however, will have to be done more calmly and in the future.
When does it arrive and how much does the new Nissan Juke 2020 cost?
The, New Nissan Juke 2020, will be available in dealerships from the end of November, with any open doors still to be established. It will start from a price of $ 19,620 turnke.