Nissan Australia Announces Pricing for Restyle Nissan JUKE – Mar 16, 2015– Melbourne, Australia (Techreleased) – Nissan has announced the local pricing and specifications of the refreshed and ever distinctive Nissan JUKE, the sporty hatchback in Nissan’s extensive crossover range.
Arriving in dealerships in late March the restyled Nissan JUKE injects exciting and innovative new technology with on trend styling and an additional engine variant in the line-up.
“The Nissan JUKE has added personality to the sporty compact SUV segment. This updated vehicle refines a great formula that makes the JUKE even more appealing to Australian consumers in the market for a bold, performance inspired drive,” said Richard Emery, Managing Director and CEO of Nissan Australia
The changes in detail:
Bold design has always set the JUKE apart from any rival, offering a mixture of crossover toughness with sporting appeal.
At the front, the upper lamps have been redesigned and now incorporate bi-intensity LED daytime running lamps while the headlamps in the Ti-S model now have Xenon bulbs and new lens covers for better visibility. The grille incorporates the new Nissan brand signature while the front has been toughened with new and more robust trim beneath the bumper.
Door mirrors have been revised in all grades to include LED side turn strip repeaters and the Ti-S grade’s mirrors are fitted with cameras for the Around View® Monitor (AVM).
The rear bumper has a more aggressive shape to match the new revised boomerang tail lamps with LED light guide technology, giving the new look JUKE a more distinctive appearance at night.
The new colour palette now extends to seven colours and adds three new shades, including ‘Bumblebee’ yellow, ‘Magnetic’ red and ‘Ink’ blue.
A new range of wheels completes the exterior revisions, with 17-inch alloys available on all variants.
Safety and Equipment
With the Ti-S models, the NissanConnectTM telematics system now offers smartphone connectivity with access to a variety of apps ranging from social media platforms to entertainment including internet radio through a large, 5.8in colour touch screen. The latest generation satellite navigation system integrates with Google® online search to reveal a host of useful information from weather forecasts to the location of fuel stations, hotels, restaurants and many other points of interest.
A send-to-car function also allows drivers to search for their destination at home and send route instructions to the NissanConnectTM system at the click of a button. The system includes Bluetooth® audio streaming and mobile phone integration as well as aux-in and USB slots.
When not in infotainment mode, the screen doubles as a monitor for the newest version of Nissan’s pioneering AVM, which gives a complete real-time 360 degree ‘helicopter’ view around the car to make manoeuvring as safe and easy as possible. Using the AVM cameras together with sensors, radar and other advanced technology, JUKE’s Safety Shield incorporates a number of features engineered to make the car as safe as possible. These include Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection, which gives visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions.
Changes have also been made to the shape of the boot area in two-wheel drive models to boost luggage space by an impressive 40 per cent, taking the overall capacity to 354 litres. Versatility is further enhanced with a flat folding rear seat, making it easier to load large objects, while the inclusion of a two-stage floor in the luggage area makes the space even more flexible.
Three engines choices
Australian customers will now have a choice of three engines.
The Renault–Nissan Alliance-developed Euro5 compliant 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol engine is an advanced turbocharged direct injection engine delivering 85kW and generating 190Nm of torque.
Despite its modest size, the 1.2-litre (1197cc) turbocharged engine packs a real punch, offering sharper acceleration and greater torque at low RPM.
Its lower weight, standard automatic Stop/Start feature and more fuel-efficient operation translates into cleaner and more economical performance. The 1.2 DIG-T engine emits 129g/km of CO2^ and has a fuel consumption figure of 5.6 l/100km^.
The existing 1.6 DIG-T petrol unit has been further improved to deliver lower end torque below 2,000rpm. Producing 140kW, it is already Euro5 compliant with target emissions of 139g/km of CO2^ for the manual 2WD version. Among its new features are a higher compression ratio (increased from 9.5 to 10.5:1), improved low friction technologies and cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation.
The 1.6 DIG-T petrol unit is also available with a Xtronic transmission gearbox in the 4WD version. This gearbox has been refined further to improve fuel efficiency, acceleration and all-round performance.
The ever-popular JUKE ST Xtronic transmission is still available in the smooth and efficient 1.6-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine.
Nissan JUKE: Australian prices
|MSRP||Estimated Drive-Away Price|
|JUKE ST, 1.2T 2WD, Manual
|JUKE ST,1.6L 2WD, Xtronic
|JUKE Ti-S, 1.6DDT,2WD, Manual
| JUKE Ti-S, AWD, Xtronic