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Getting a new Nissan Juke Tekna this friday,courtesy of the Motobility scheme.Only thing is i cant drive it for another couple of week cos of recent stroke!

Good thing my son can chauffeur me around.

Mine is 6 speed auto gearbox,with rear view & all round camera system.



The original Juke was a hugely successful car - as it offered tough off-roader style looks and a high driving position, in an affordable, compact shell - but rather than being intimidated by the army of rivals it has inspired, Nissan has resisted the temptation to give the new model a radically different look.

The features that so delighted buyers of the old model – its funky, crossover looks, squat rear, swollen wheelarches and dramatic-looking lights – have been retained and enhanced on the all-new Juke.

However, so there’s no confusing the two, the new model addresses its predecessor’s weak spots by growing in size and being roomier inside. In fact, to free up that space it’s 35mm wider and 75mm longer. The growth spurt, though, has been greatest between the wheels – called the wheelbase – where it’s a substantial 105mm longer.

Doing this has allowed the designers to give the new Juke more interior space, especially for rear seat passengers to the extent that they now enjoy 58mm of extra knee room. There’s also 11mm of additional headroom. The good work continues at the tailgate which is now 131mm wider and which opens on to a boot that is, at 422 litres, 68 litres bigger than before. All of this makes the Juke a far more viable only car, especially for families.

At least from launch, choosing which engine you prefer is simple: there’s only one. It’s a thoroughly contemporary, three-cylinder, one-litre turbocharged petrol producing 117hp, driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s shared with the Nissan Micra and is just a bit more powerful than the old turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol unit in the outgoing model but is claimed to be more efficient. In any case, it has less weight to lug around, with the new Juke weighing 23kg less than the old model.


As before, there’s an optional automatic gearbox. It’s a dual-clutch transmission that promises to be much better than the noisy and at times frustrating 'CVT' system in the old Juke. It should be popular.

Like the old model, the new Juke aims to offer buyers as many styling choices as possible. There are no fewer than 11 exterior colours to choose from, while the wheels range in size from 16 to 19 inches. The interior is funky looking in design and higher spec trims allow buyers to choose from three colours – orange, white and black – with plush leather and Alcantara upholstery available.

An 8.0-inch touchscreen media system is standard from Acenta grade upwards while some versions will also have a seven-inch display screen for the dials. The NissanConnect app allows drivers to connect with the car remotely via their smartphone.

Driver assistance was a major feature of the old model and the new one develops the theme with new features such as Nissan ProPILOT offering autonomous steering, braking and accelerator control on motorway-style roads.



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