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2018 Geneva Motor Show: Nissan Juke gains a style-led update

By Barry Park, 08 Mar 2018 Car News

2018 Geneva Motor Show Nissan Juke gains a style-led update

A cosmetic makeover of Nissan’s Mazda CX-3 rival adds a splash more colour to the compact SUV

A FRESH-LOOK Nissan Juke will arrive in Australia later this year featuring tweaked looks and a number of customisable cosmetic upgrades to help new owners personalise their ride.

Due in Australia in the second half of this year after being revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the slicker Juke – we’ll say that until you make up your own mind about its polarising double-stacked light array – also adds the option of a more premium Bose sound system – an important feature in a lifestyle-focussed model.

Most notable is the work done around the front of the Mazda CX-3 rival. The nose is now darker, including the charcoaled chrome grille, headlights and wing mirrors. Some versions of the car sold in Europe also migrate to LED foglights.

But the big gain for buyers who want to express a bit of themselves in the car they drive are a number of coloured body inserts available to the range. Changes can be made to the front and rear bumper finishers, doors side sills and mirror caps, and even the wheels.

That’s not the only colour change, with buyers also able to choose from a pair of new external hues: Vivid Blue and Chestnut Bronze. Inside, they now have the choice of Energy Orange or Power Blue colour themes that add a splash of life to the centre console, air vents, door inserts and seat upholstery. Keeping it all black is still an option.

The beefier six-speaker Bose audio system uses speakers built into the driver’s seat headrest, in what Nissan claims as a unique feature in the segment.

The Juke also gains a higher-quality leather for variants that use cow hide on their steering wheels, while the trip computer font drops back to white on black rather than orange on black to improve readability.