Nissan Australia has released the second-generation 2020 Nissan Juke small SUV. Priced from $27,990 plus on-road costs (up from the old car’s $23,490), the Juke is now available in four model grades with a single drivetrain: an 84kW/180Nm 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Opening the range is the Juke ST, which is well equipped for a base model. Standard kit includes automatic LED lighting, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-folding/heated mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a reversing camera with rear parking sensors, paddle shifters and one USB port.

The 2020 Nissan Juke gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard

Active safety kit features too, with auto emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, auto high beam and driver attention alert.

Next up the chain is the $30,740 ST+, which adds LED front fog lights, inbuilt navigation with live traffic reporting, heated front seats and front parking sensors.

The 2020 Nissan Juke - interior

The $33,940 ST-L further adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a 7.0-inch digital driver’s display, switchable driving modes, a rear USB port, an electric parking brake with auto hold functionality, ambient lighting, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree parking camera. 

The flagship Juke Ti ($36,490) then adds a Bose eight-speaker sound system with speakers on the front headrests, tyre pressure monitoring, illuminated scuff plates, a suede dashboard and door inserts, and quilted leather/suede seat upholstery. 

The interior features more high-quality materials than before

As mentioned above, standard on all Australian Juke models is a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 84kW of power and 180Nm of torque – the previous model had a 1.2-litre turbo on the base ST, and a 140kW 1.6-litre turbo on top models. All models are matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Nissan claims a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.8L/100km – 0.7L/100km less than the 1.2-litre turbo Toyota C-HR. 

High-end models are trimmed in leather and alcantara

The Juke has grown in size compared with the last generation model, with an overall length of 4.21m, a width of 1.8m and a height of 1.59m the Juke has increased in length by 10cm, width by 4cm and height by 2cm. Its wheelbase has also grown to 2.63m long, which is an increase of 10cm. Boot space has also grown from 354-litres to 422-litres, and with the rear seats folded it now offers 1,305-litres of space.

The 2020 Juke's boot has grown to 422 litres

Like all other Nissan products locally, the Juke comes with a five-year/unlimited km warranty with the same length of roadside assist. Capped price servicing runs for six years, though Nissan is yet to announce pricing for that.

2020 Nissan Juke pricing (plus on-road costs)

ST: $27,990
ST+: $30,740
ST-L: $33,940
Ti: $36,490

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