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Sunraysia Daily Saturday, January 12, 2019
HE Nissan Juke, with its jagged
body lines, numerous cut-outs and
contrasting highlights, presents the
perfect example of what could be seen
as automotive architectural anarchy.
Even so, with the resulting sharp appearance,
there's no reason the compact sports utility
vehicle should not join its more traditional
rivals and enjoy a mid-cycle makeover.
Already with an enthusiastic fan base,
the Juke in ST and Ti-S six-speed manual
and Ti-S CVT automatic variants, Nissan is
aiming to grab a thicker slice of the market
with modified exterior styling, plus three
MyJuke personalisation packs, featuring colour
highlights on the front and rear bumper, alloy
wheel inserts and mirror caps. Arctic White and
Vivid Blue have been added to the seven-strong
list of body colours.
The Juke comes with a choice of two
turbocharged petrol engines – 1 .2 or 1.6
litre – the ST mated with a six-speed manual,
Ti-S with this or a continuously variable
transmission with manual mode, the latter
adding all-wheel drive.
Prices start at $23,490, plus on-road costs,
for the ST and end up at $33,840 for the Ti-S
CVT, the latter being the test car.
The 2018 Juke puts on a new face with a
Nissan hallmark V-Motion shape featuring a
darker chromed grille, and headlights, taillights
and indicators featuring a smoked finish. LED
fog lamps are now fitted across the range, while
the range-topping Ti-S adds 18 inch black-gloss
alloy wheels and auto-fold side mirrors.
The exterior colours are complemented
by the interior through centre console, side
vent and door panel finishes, and meter hood
stitching, while lighting has been brought up to
date, switching to white from the orange of the
The range-topping Juke Ti-S has added
automatic folding door mirrors, heated seats,
intelligent key plus push-button engine start /
stop, a 5.8-inch touch screen display, satellite
navigation with traffic monitoring and digital
radio to a well-specced entry-level model.
ENGINES / TRANSMISSIONS
The 1.2-litre twin-turbo engine of the entry-
level ST produces 85 kW of power at 4500 rpm
and 190 Nm of torque at 200 rpm, while the
1.6-litre Ti-S motor ups the ante to 140 kW at
5600 rpm and 240 Nm between 1600 and 5200
Combined urban / highway fuel consumption
is put by the maker at 5.6 litres per 100
kilometres and 6.0 / 100km respectively.
The Juke Ti-S unit is mated with a six-speed
manual transmission or a Nissan Xtronic
continuously variable transmission, the latter
with all-wheel drive.
Lane departure warning and blind spot
warning are standard equipment on the Juke
Ti-S along with a 360-degree all-round view
monitor that detects moving objects, one of
the active safety systems as part of Nissan
Intelligent Mobility (NIM).
The NIM takes in three core innovative
elements: how vehicles are powered; how they
are driven and how they are integrated into
Built in Britain, a right-hand drive market like
Australia, the Nissan Juke is an enigma with its
left-hand drive-type steering column stalks for
indicators and wipers, and hand brake on the
left of the centre console.
A three-drive mode selector – Eco, Normal
and Sport – is operated via a switch on the
centre console, while Bluetooth hands-free
phone and audio streaming systems, USB
connectivity and a leather-bound steering
wheel and gearshift knob are all within easy
reach of the driver.
In Sport mode, as expected, the Juke picks
up performance nicely, dancing to a quicker
tempo as the gearshifts are held to higher revs.
Harmony with the twin-turbo engine, however,
is missing. There's no pleasing note, just noise.
The CVT and all-wheel drive system worked
stays true to breeding
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