The Nissan Juke n-tec has been added to the firm’s crossover range. It’s based on the Acenta Premium model, and costs £300 more, but Nissan claims the n-tec model gets “more style, higher equipment levels and an enhanced Nissan Connect infotainment system.”
Visual changes for the Juke n-tec include an upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels, the addition of gloss black trim on the B-pillars and door mirrors, and black bezels for the Juke’s signature bonnet-mounted lights.
Inside, the Juke n-tec gets a new-generation version of the Nissan Connect infotainment system. Controlled by a 5.8-inch touchscreen, the new Nissan Connect system combines sat-nav, reversing camera and Bluetooth functions that allow you to make hands-free calls and stream music from your phone.
The sat-nav also includes Google Send-To-Car technology that allows owners to plan and send their route to the car via a laptop or smartphone before they leave the house.
The touchscreen also allows the driver to adjust the way the car drives via the Nissan Dynamic Control System, and adjust the climate control.
Nissan expects the Juke n-tec to be the best-selling model in the line-up. The n-tec trim level will be available with all engine and drivetrain combinations.
That means a choice of one diesel and two petrol engines. Four-wheel drive is available in combination with the 1.6-litre DIG-T petrol engine only.
A two-wheel drive model with the same engine is also available, and both DIG-engined cars get a black interior headliner and a dual exit exhaust finisher to further distinguish them from the rest of the Juke n-tec range.
The Juke n-tec is built alongside the rest of the Juke line-up at Nissan’s factory in Sunderland. The Juke is Nissan’s second best selling car, behind the Qashqai, with 28,862 cars sold in the UK last year. Worldwide, Nissan has sold over 500,000 Jukes so far.
Full Nissan Juke n-tec prices and specs:
|Juke n-tec 1.6 man.||115bhp||139g/km||47.1||£16,295|
|Juke n-tec 1.6 man. stop-start||115bhp||136g/km||48.7||£16,495|
|Juke n-tec 1.6 CVT||115bhp||145g/km||44.8||£17,295|
|Juke n-tec 1.5 dCi||108bhp||124g/km||58.9||£17,690|
|Juke n-tec 1.6 DIG-T 2WD man.||187bhp||159g/km||40.9||£17,795|
|Juke n-tec 1.6 DIG-T 4WD CVT||187bhp||169g/km||37.2||£20,000|