Not long after announcing local specifications for the new Leaf electric car, Nissan Australia has released the upgraded 2019 Nissan Juke. Featuring a simpler lineup than before, as well as more standard equipment, the upgraded Juke is priced from $23,490 plus on-road costs.
Nissan Australia has also revealed pricing for the incoming Juke Nismo, which will be priced from $37,990 plus on-road costs – a $14,500 increase on the base model. The Juke Nismo will be launched in Australia next month, and includes a number of performance and styling upgrades for Nissan Australia’s smallest SUV.
“The Nissan Juke is very well appointed with some strong standard safety and other technical equipment, and attracts a buyer that wants something that is a little different,” said Nissan Australia managing director, Stephen Lester.
“An assortment of subtle, but stylish updates, will make the Nissan Juke more contemporary in look, while the myJuke personalisation pack options are designed to help the vehicle stand out from the crowd.”
Opening at $23,490 plus on-road costs, the Juke ST is powered by an 85kW/190Nm turbocharged 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and is matched solely to a six-speed manual transmission – buyers of the former 1.6-litre petrol/CVT automatic option now have to spend more to get into the $33,840 plus on-road costs Ti-S CVT, which is the cheapest automatic variant in the Juke range.
The Juke ST is still well equipped for the money with 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, a leather-accented steering wheel and gearknob, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and LED daytime running lights.
Disappointingly, the Juke ST still lacks a reversing camera and no Juke is equipped with autonomous emergency braking in either forward or reverse, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist.
Above the Juke ST sits the $30,140 plus on-road costs Juke Ti-S. The Ti-S is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine that makes 140kW and 240Nm of torque and is matched to a front-wheel drive six-speed manual or all-wheel drive CVT automatic transmission. Ti-S models add gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, auto-folding mirrors, leather upholstery with heated front seats, a 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and a 360-degree parking camera, DAB+ digital radio capability, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.
The Juke ST is rated at 5.6L/100km, while the Ti-S in both manual 2WD and CVT AWD forms uses 6.0L/100km.
Nissan Juke sales stand at 527 year to date in 2018, which is 49.1 percent down on this time in 2017 – well behind the Mitsubishi ASX (14,734), Mazda CX-3 (12,649), Nissan’s own Qashqai (10,565), Subaru XV (10,503) and Honda HR-V (9,522).
Stay tuned to Chasing Cars for our upcoming Juke Nismo review.
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