Nissan has made a compulsive attempt to make the Juke look radical and the refreshed version showcased at the ongoing 2014 Geneva Motor Show continues the radically pleasing look on the compact SUV. The 2015 Nissan Juke gets subtle changes on the front facia and headlights along with additional features added to the list. The updated engine options and interior changes have enhanced the Juke’s appeal. The Juke will go on sale internationally after the Geneva Motor Show.
The 2015 Juke has been updated with the headlights from the 370Z but with looks exceptionally different and now features Xenon lights. The changes continue with an open-able sunroof, new range of alloy wheels and the addition of new shades on the colour palette. The front also sports the new V-shaped chrome grille also seen on the updated Micra and Terrano in the country. You also get to choose from the extensive personalization options on offer.
Nissan is also offering LED daytime running lights as standard, while NissanConnect, Nissan Safety Shield and Around View Monitor are also a part of the options list. The changes continue under the hood as well with a new 1.2-litre (DIG-T) turbocharged engine that produces 113 HP of power; replacing the 1.6-litre mill. The new engine produces more torque than the older engine at 190 Nm. Nissan says the new 1.2-litre engine delivers a fuel consumption of 18.1 km/l in the UK driving cycle. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel mill remains the same.
Nissan also showcased the 2015 Juke Nismo RS that sports visual changes from the regular Juke, but gets a 18 HP boost from the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that now delivers 215 HP of power and 280 Nm of torque, paired to a standard 6-speed manual. The 1.6-litre DIG-T mill has also been enhanced to deliver low end torque at 2000 RPM. The optional Xtronic CVT transmission setup is also on offer on the Juke Nismo RS.
Nissan also updated the Juke Nismo with a mechanical Limited Slip Differential. Buyers who opt for an all-wheel drive models get torque vectoring, the Xtronic transmission with paddle shifts and an 8-speed manual mode on the Juke. Stopping power on the Juke Nismo comes from the bigger 320 mm disc brakes at the front and ventilated discs at the rear. The interiors also sport the new bucket seats from Recaro. Nissan doesn’t have any plans of launching the Juke in India, at least not in the near future.