Nissan Juke Hybrid: Say hello to yellow again

The highly anticipated of the iconic yellow exterior colour signals an exciting update to the Nissan Juke Hybrid urban crossover. Accompanying this vibrant return are extensive technological advancements and interior upgrades, promising heightened levels of fit, finish, ergonomics, and comfort. Adding to the anticipation is the debut of N-Sport, a new grade in the line up, designed to cater to diverse preferences.

Nissan's mid-lifecycle refresh for the British-built Nissan Juke Hybrid brings striking updates to maintain its lead in the market. A vivid yellow paint option, revamped interior, and upgraded in-car technology headline the changes. The introduction of the N-Sport grade underscores the Nissan Juke's dynamic appeal, emphasizing both exterior and interior details. Reintroducing the iconic yellow exterior option, albeit in a slightly paler hue, adds a modern twist to the crossover's aesthetics. When paired with the N-Sport trim, the contrast of yellow against black accents enhances the Juke's visual impact, injecting a dose of flair and attitude. Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan GB, highlights the continuous improvements ensuring the Juke remains a top choice among UK customers, combining distinctive style with enhanced connectivity, quality, interior design, and safety features to stay ahead of the competition.

Nissan Juke Hybrid
Nissan Juke Hybrid
Nissan Juke Hybrid

Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan GB, commented: "The latest iteration of the Juke was unveiled in 2019, and ongoing enhancements, such as the introduction of a new hybrid powertrain, have cemented its popularity among UK customers in a fiercely competitive market.

"In 2023, the current generation Juke achieved its highest sales figures to date, and these latest updates maintain its unique style while improving connectivity, quality, interior design, and safety features, ensuring it maintains its edge over competitors."

Interior updates bring added quality and connectivity

Inside, the first change is the increased size of the central infotainment screen which is now 12.3 inches from corner to corner, with an 8 degree incline towards the driver to bring the touch controls at the far edge of the screen to within comfortable reach and to enhance the cockpit-feeling which Juke customers love.

As the driver gets comfortable behind the wheel, they will appreciate the new, smoother leather-like material from N-Connecta models, which looks cleaner and also feels more satisfying to the touch.

Beyond the steering wheel, the combimeter is now 12.3-inch digital TFT screen on N-Connecta and upwards with a hi-resolution screen (1920 x 720 pixels).

In the central section between the dials, the driver can display navigation directions, including a map, as well as fuel economy, audio information, eco-drive performance, tyre pressures and other key information. The controls for the display are located conveniently on the steering wheel. The infotainment system also includes additional improved voice recognition and "natural language understanding" capability, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay.

Other new features include speed camera information and fuel price information that can be displayed in the navigation map and the infotainment system can now play video content from USB connected devices when the car is stationary.

Nissan Juke Hybrid
Nissan Juke Hybrid

Revised range with new styling-led N-Sport grade​

Nissan Juke Hybrid
Nissan Juke Hybrid

Reflecting the addition of the eye-catching exterior yellow, the N-Sport interior features a matching yellow highlight.

The N-Sport seat continues the eye-catching theme, with yellow recycled Alcantara® inserts covering the top outer portion of the seat, cutting into the centre of the seat at the side bolsters. "Juke" is embossed at shoulder-height on the seat-upright and yellow stitching completes the bold effect.

There are also new seats with improved comfort. The new N-Connecta seats feature a new fabric, Kira Melange, consisting of PVC with fabric accents. On the Tekna models, the new material is a black PVC with PVC accents and a quilted effect inserts on the base and back of the seat. The seat aperture which gives the interior a sporty feel is situated behind the passengers' head is lined in a piano black finisher.

"Juke is Nissan's bold, confident family member. The number one purchase reason is its design – customers love its style and assertive personality. We've loved working with our colleagues at Nissan Technical Centre Europe and the team at the Sunderland factory to develop a new yellow for Juke which will make an even bolder statement - we think it will give the Juke an extra 'bang'. It brings a fresh flavour to the line-up – every member of the design team is looking forward to seeing the first one on the road," said Matthew Weaver, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe.

Improved interior convenience

Starting from N-Connecta grade, all versions are now equipped with a wireless charging pad which can accommodate a smartphone as large as an iPhone 12 Pro Max. In addition, there are both USB-A and USB-C sockets for use by front occupants.

And tech-savvy kids (or adults) in the rear will appreciate the addition of both USB-A and USB-C charging points to ensure their gadgets are fully powered throughout their journey.

Other updates to the interior of all Juke grades includes an enlarged 6.6-litre glovebox for RHD versions (29% larger than previously).  The armrest has been redesigned to be more supportive, with an asymmetric design that increases the reach by 25mm without compromising the cupholders. The armrest lifts to give access to a centre storage cubby, as per the previous Juke, but the lid now features a clip which can hold three credit cards.

All grades of Juke are now equipped with an electric handbrake, ensuring maximum space and convenience in the space between the front seats. On the Hybrid version, the e-Pedal and EV Mode buttons have been relocated for greater convenience.

Nissan Juke Hybrid

New exterior colour options​

Nissan Juke Hybrid

Other changes to the exterior palette options include a new Pearl White, with more metallic flakes for a greater pearlescent effect.

Equally, the new Pearl Black is a revised formula. The new paint is richer and darker. This is achieved by using more carbon black pigment and replacing the metallic flake with a glass flake, which has the effect of generating a higher degree of "sparkle".

New wheel trim options are now available on Juke across the top three grades in the range. The standard wheel on N-Connecta and Tekna+ are all new and each has a five-spoke design, but the designs are unique to each grade, with a different technical, angular appearance.

There is a new low-resistance rolling tyre option for the 17" wheel option which is available on the Hybrid version at Acenta Premium and N-Connecta grades.

Additional driver assistance technology​​

With the update of Juke comes the standard fitment of Intelligent Driver Alertness. Lane Keep Assist is an option, and standard on the Tekna grade upwards. It monitors the Juke's position in the lane on a highway, for example, and if the car moves too close to the limit of the lane, as defined by the white lines, it will trigger a vibration in the steering wheel to attract the driver's attention. Without correction, the car will intervene and correct the direction to maintain the car's trajectory in the lane.

Taking advantage of the high-definition central screen, the resolution of the rear-view camera has also been increased from 0.3 to 1.3 megapixels. This means reversing manoeuvres can be taken with even more confidence thanks to a clearer image, especially in low-light situations. The rear-view camera is standard on all grades of Juke, while the Around-View Monitor - which combines the view from four cameras around the car to create a "bird's-eye view" of the car's position for parking manoeuvres - is available from N-Connecta grade up (and is standard from Tekna).

In the case of hard braking due to an unexpected sudden stop from the car in front, the brake lights will now flash to alert the driver behind.

Unchanged powertrain line-up​

The Juke is equipped with two powertrain options. The electrified option is Juke Hybrid – now available from Acenta Premium spec (previously N-Connecta upwards) - which consists of a Nissan internal combustion engine specifically developed for working in a hybrid powertrain application. It produces 69kW (94hp) and 148Nm of torque.

On the electric side, the main electric motor produces 36kW (49hp) and 205Nm of torque, which is supported by a 15kW high voltage starter/generator, which runs via an inverter and 1.2kWh liquid-cooled battery.

The net result is a powertrain providing 25% more power (143ps vs 114ps) than the current petrol engine option, with a fuel consumption reduction of up to 37% in the urban cycle, and up to 20% over the combined cycle (DCT Tekna+ vs Hybrid Tekna+).

Under the bonnet of the non-electrified engine option for JUKE is an efficient 1.0-litre three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine. It is compact and lightweight, imbuing the Juke with a fun-to-drive nature that owners expect. It produces 114PS and 180Nm of torque (200Nm with over torque function). Available with an engaging 6-speed manual or sporty 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) paddle-shift transmission, and a driving mode selector (Eco, Standard, Sport), drivers can effortlessly match their driving style to any driving scenario for maximum fun on the road.

"The updated Nissan Juke builds on its well-established strengths. Its stunning design is loved by our customers – and its attraction can only be increased by the return of the yellow paint option. With the new materials inside, as well as the enhanced connectivity, comfort and convenience, Juke's position as the pioneer and icon of the city crossover segment is stronger than ever," said Arnaud Charpentier.

13 years of UK production​

The updated Juke is now in production at Nissan Sunderland Plant, where more than 1.3 million units have been built since the original was launched in 2010. The car will be built on the plant's second production line, alongside Qashqai.

Adam Pennick, Vice President, Manufacturing, at Nissan's Sunderland Plant, said: "It's a proud moment for our team to see the latest Juke going down the line – and it's particularly exciting to see flashes of the famous yellow in production for the first time in six years.

"I know our world-class manufacturing and engineering teams are looking forward delivering the car to the high quality levels that our customers love and expect."

Juke is now the fourth most manufactured model at Sunderland Plant, behind Qashqai, Micra and Primera. Last summer the plant built its eleven millionth vehicle since production began in 1986.

Combined fuel consumption WLTP

Combined emissions WLTP

Juke DIG

5.8-6.1 l/100km*

133-138 g/km*

Juke Hybrid

4.8-4.9 l/100km*4

109-110 g/km*

*depending on grade

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