At this week’s 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled a new look for their JUKE compact crossover. The JUKE, which already had a look unlike any other vehicle on the market, now boasts a redesigned front and rear face, sportier design, upgraded interior, and all-new engine options.
On the outside, the 2015 Nissan JUKE gets the new brand grille, which features newer and tougher trim below the bumper. The rear bumper is now more aggressively-shaped in order to compliment redesigned boomerang taillamps and give the JUKE an instantly recognizable look even at night. The new JUKE also comes available in ten colors—including the brand new Sunlight Yellow metallic, Ink Blue metallic, and solid Red (yep, just Red).
The remodeled interior features a center console inspired by a motorbike motif, available personalization packs for greater customization, and a 40 percent boost in luggage space (for two-wheel drive models). The latter means that the JUKE will have a segment-leading 12.5 cubic feet of storage capacity, confirming the crossover’s utility usefulness.
As far as performance goes, the European JUKE will get three engine options. First, there’s the Renault Alliance-made, turbocharged and direct-injected 1.2-liter DIG-T, which is expected to generate 110 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. Secondly, there’s an enhanced version of the 1.6-liter DIG-T, which puts out about 187 horsepower. Finally, the 1.5-liter dCi diesel and its 108 horses are largely unchanged.
The 2015 Nissan JUKE is scheduled to hit Europe later this summer, so it’s entirely likely that it will end up right here at 171 Nissan by the time it gets good and hot in August. When it arrives, come on down and we’ll be sure to treat you to a test drive!