Take a walk on the mild side! The trail-blazing Nissan Juke is upgraded for 2018

Time 10:21 am, March 9, 2018

THE funky Nissan Juke crossover has been given a mild makeover for 2018, sporting subtle styling changes, an updated stereo and new personalisation packages.

While the basic silhouette remains the same, some slight changes have made their way on to the car through a new-look front grille, a dark headlamp housing and dark indicators in the door mirrors, while LED fog lights are standard on all but the base grade.

There are also a couple of new 16-inch alloy wheels to choose from, although the base grade is again omitted from this option, while the 18-inch wheel design on the high-spec Tekna grade can be specified with coloured inserts.

Further personalisation is available through different coloured rear bumper parts, door side sills and mirror caps. Meanwhile, Vivid Blue and Chestnut Bronze expand the body colour options to 11.

Audiophiles will enjoy the new Bose stereo system that’s optional on Tekna models and included as standard on the Bose Personal Edition grade. Nissan says it provides a ‘360-degree listening experience’ thanks to six high-performance speakers and digital signal processing. The set-up includes ‘UltraNearfield’ speakers built into the driver’s seat headrest to improve sound quality.

Other improvements to the cabin include two new colour choices – Energy Orange and Power Blue – for the centre console, air vents, door cards and seat upholstery. Gloss black trim is also available for the less adventurous.

Other upgrades include a higher-quality leather on the steering wheel and better clarity on the digital display between the dials.

The new-look Juke made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and Ken Ramirez, senior vice-president of sales and marketing at Nissan Europe, said: ‘The Nissan Juke is the pioneer of the B-segment crossover and is today one of our most established and much-loved models. These new features further extend customer choice, enhancing the distinctive design for which Juke is best known.’

UK pricing is yet to be confirmed ahead of the May 2018 release date.

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