Facelifted Nissan Juke and Juke Nismo RS revealed

2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS facelift

Nissan has unveiled the updated Juke crossover at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Juke facelift is instantly recognisable as Juke, featuring Nissan’s new corporate front grille, 370Z-inspired headlights with xenon bulbs for improved visibility. There are also side mirrors with LED turn signals and at the rear, the boomerang-shaped taillights have been updated as well and come with LEDs.

There are also new alloy wheels, an opening sunroof, new body colours and a more extensive personalization program. The front-wheel drive versions now offer 40 per cent more cargo room thanks to a new trunk area which now has a load capacity up to 354 litres.

The 115bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine has been replaced with a 113bhp 1.2-liter DIG-T turbocharged petrol also found in the second generation Qashqai. The engine can be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox or a new Xtronic transmission sending power to both axles.

The 1.5 dCi diesel with 108bhp continues unchanged and the 1.6 DIG-T petrol has been improved to deliver lower end torque below 2,000rpm producing 188bhp.

Nissan has also updated the Juke Nismo RS which packs now 215bhp from its 1.6-litre DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine. That’s extra 18bhp compared to the outgoing model. The torque is also up by 27 lb-ft at 397 lb-ft.

The front disc brakes size has increased from 296mm to 320mm, while the at the rear are new ventilated disc brakes. There are also tweaked spring and damper settings.

Main design changes compared to the standard model include new V-motion grille, RS badges and red brake callipers, red door mirror caps, LED daytime running lights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The 2WD variant will be offered as standard with a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Some of the options you can choose from include Recaro bucket seats, Around View Monitor system, blind spot warning, lane departure warning and moving object detection.

Body colour choices include Silver Grey, Black Metallic and White Pearl.

The facelifted Juke will go on sale this summer.


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