F15 Nissan Juke facelift: small SUV stays funky with 370Z-style headlights

Despite early fears, the facelifted F15 Nissan Juke has kept its distinctive styling pretty much intact.

Externally the revised Juke features L-shaped headlights with LED driving lights sorta similar to the ones used on the 370Z sports coupe and a new set of distinctive colours, including the yellow seen in the above gallery. The new car also has revised deailing on the tail-lights, LED indicators in the wing mirrors, NissanConnect smartphone app connectivity, a 5.8-inch touchscreen display, and the company’s surround view camera system.

Front-wheel drive versions also benefit from a reshaped and enlarged boot area that now boasts 354L of capacity — that’s up 40 percent on the pre-facelift model.

The big change under the bonnet is the replacement, at least in Europe, of the 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 1.2-litre turbocharged motor. The 1.2-litre DIG-T (direct injection gasoline turbo) engine generates 85kW of power and 190Nm of torque. Equipped with automatic engine start/stop the new 1.2-litre Juke drinks 5.5L/100km and emits 126g/km of CO2 in European testing.

Europeans can start buying the revise Juke towards the end of the second of the quarter of 2014.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]