Nissan has unveiled the all-new 2020 Juke for the European market.
In five locations including London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, and Cologne, Nissan showcased their redesigned Juke for the first time. Whereas the first Juke had an absolutely bonkers exterior styling and a somewhat more refined interior, the new Juke has the complete opposite.
On the outside, the Juke now follows the pack in terms of crossovers. Sure, it still has that squat stance and bug-eyed headlights as the first-gen Juke, but the bulging daytime running lights have now descended into the front fascia where they belong and the roof now features a two-tone paint like the Toyota C-HR and others amongst the B-class segment.
But it's the inside that has really changed. The instrument panel, center console, and even the steering wheel have all been redesigned. Now featuring a fully-digital instrument cluster and a flat-bottomed wheel, the Juke has a sportiness that the previous version lacked, while the new circular vents seem straight out of a supercar. A new NissanConnect screen offers full smartphone integration, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Other connectivity additions include Google Assistant for navigation, Wifi with over-the-air updates, and NissanConnect phone app integration to check the Juke's status without even being in the car.
Nissan also gives the 2020 Juke their Nissan ProPILOT suite of driver assistance technology, including adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.
Riding on Renault's CMF-B platform (which is shared with the Clio and Captur), the new Juke is larger than before: 3.34 inches longer, 1 inch higher, and 1.33 inches wider. This more legroom, headroom, and 20% additional storage up to 14.9 cubic feet.
The only engine mentioned in Nissan's press release is a 1.0-L 3-cylinder DIG-T turbo engine producing a measly 117 PS (115 hp). Even when combined with the car's new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters, we can't imagine this engine providing much in terms of enjoyment.
Expect a few other engine options appear before the Juke's arrival sometime near the end of November.