The popularity of the quirky looking Nissan Juke has taken off at an incredible rate in the last couple of years. There won’t be a journey you embark on where you don’t see a Juke and with good reason.
In 2010 Nissan launched the Juke as a follow up to the earlier and highly successful Nissan Qashqai that was initially introduced in 2007. Auto Express list the models available from the entry level Visia to the mid-range Acenta, Acenta +, n-tec + and then the top end Tekna range.
All models are offered with the Premium pack which contains optional go-faster stripes, 17” alloys, variable suspension and NissanConnect satellite navigation system.
We took a look around the Juke in more detail and found it to be a very different and dramatic car that is completely different and ‘out-there’ in comparison to most vehicles of similar size and purpose. In our ranks we stock the 1.5DcI Acenta vehicles in a variety of colours which all come with the premium pack.
The initial appearance of the car gives you an idea that this is likely to be a fun cross over to drive and when you’re inside it is no different. Curvy cabin features and spacious rear interior gives you the confidence to buy as a family vehicle. You will however be either in love or dislike the driving position as WhatCar? also picked up on the lack of ability to move the steering wheel ‘in and out as well as up and down’ can be limiting.
When you look at the boot don’t be put off by the sloping roofline that gives the impression of less space. There is some handy storage underneath the floor and the rear seats also fold flat for those weekends away with just the partner.
The equipment on and inside the vehicle with the premium pack is very good for this price bracket and even beyond. Standard vehicles come with alloy wheels, air conditioning and 4 electric windows but as soon as you step up to different specifications you get much more for your money.
As soon as you get into the Acenta you can expect climate control, Bluetooth connection, iPod Connectivity and Nissans Dynamic Control System that, explained by WhatCar? let’s you ‘alter the steering and throttle settings to be sporty or eco-friendly’. The premium pack gives you all that plus Satellite Navigation and more.
Other features such as a CD Player, airbags, immobiliser, isofix, power steering and plenty of other bits you have come to expect with modern motoring.
If you’re looking for personal car leasing you can pick one of these up from Hippo for just £191.86 including VAT and just a £594 deposit.