The 2020 Mk2 Nissan Juke is a real upgrade over the old car
The car in our photo is the Mk2 Nissan Juke. As you can see, itís still got the striking styling that made its predecessor so recognisable. With the Mk2 there have been a number of improvements under the skin including an upgraded cabin and greater practicality. However, does it have enough to fend off competition from rivals such as the Skoda Kamiq, the Peugeot 2008, the Renault Captur and the Ford Puma? In this article weíre going to let you know.
Thereís no better place to start off than with the interior because there have been some big upgrades in here. The layout is far better and thereís a much stronger sense of quality thanks to some neat design details and the option to have alcantara or faux leather trim. Ok, itís not quite up there with the Peugeot 2008 for sheer wow factor but itís miles ahead of the original Juke. Climb in the back and unlike the old Juke youíll find that thereís now enough space for actual adults with greater headroom the main improvement. The sharply rising window-line is still a feature however so it can feel a little claustrophobic when compared to cars such as the Skoda Kamiq. Thereís also improvement with the boot space. All models get an adjustable height boot floor as standard. With 422 litres of capacity itís a similar size to what you get in both the Skoda Kamiq and Peugeot 2008.
Equipment levels are reasonable across Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna, Tekna+ and Premier trim levels. All models get traffic sign recognition, LED headlights, cruise control and DAB radio as standard. Itís worth noting that if you want the 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto then youíll need to fork out for an Acenta spec car or higher.
As of typing the Juke is currently available with just the one engine. Itís a 1.0 litre 3-cylinder petrol unit which produces 117 bhp (brake horse power). Itís offered with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DCT automatic. Itís got enough punch for most situations though it doesnít feel as willing or as responsive as its rivalís 3-cylinder engines. Handling is respectable but not as sharp or as fun as a Ford Puma but few cars in this class are. Comfort levels are at their best on models with 16 or 17 inch alloy wheels. The 1.0 litre engine is refined aside from a prominent turbo whistle though higher than average levels of road and wind noise really do let the side down a tad.
All in all the Mk2 Nissan Juke is a real upgrade over its popular predecessor. The extra space, quality and tech are welcome with only the drive and lack of engine choice being the main detractors. If youíre on the lookout for one then head to DesperateSeller.co.uk where we have plenty of used Nissan Juke cars for sale right across the UK.