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2014 Nissan Juke: King of the Road

April 11, 2014

Although not the first crossover car, the Juke has certainly proven itself in the UK popularity stakes. Its funky “love it or hate it” design has certainly divided opinions – but Nissan has really taken to this controversial design approach, proving that not everyone wants to blend in. First released in 2010, the Juke has gone from strength to strength – and is now one of the most popular vehicles in its class.

Its unique combination of quirky style, super mini size and SUV height make the Juke a true all-rounder. Critics said that crossover vehicles were pointless and would never catch on – however, the Juke’s success has proven them wrong, increasing competition in this growing market. Recent research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has shown a significant shift towards multi-purpose cars, or crossovers, in the last decade.

 

A facelifted version of the Juke was unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and is set to be available in showrooms for Summer 2014. Nissan have wisely retained the qualities that make the Juke so popular, and its overall body shape remains much the same. Nissan hope that new Xenon headlights, slick alloy wheels and wider choice of colour options will boost sales without essentially trying to fix what isn’t broken. Extensive personalisation options and a revived interior – featuring more boot space – are sure to be popular with existing Juke owners wanting to upgrade.

One area that Nissan has totally revamped is the engine options for the Juke. The original 1.6 litre petrol engines have been scrapped in favour of Nissan’s newer DiG-T engines. The 2014 Juke will be available with two turbocharged petrol engines – a 1.2 L producing 113 bhp and a 1.6 L engine producing 187 bhp. The original 1.5 L diesel option will be retained and carried over to the new model. As with the previous model, the Juke is available in both four-wheel and two-wheel drive. The two-wheel drive model benefits from increased fuel economy and bigger boot space.

With the launch of the new Juke this summer, now is a great time to get your hands on the existing model – expected to be heavily discounted as Nissan clear stock ready for its successor.

Looking for Nissan Juke finance? Look no further than the Car Loan Warehouse, we are specialists in new and used Nissan finance, working with dealers and lenders to find you the best deal – regardless of credit score. Already got a price in mind? Why not check out our quick and easy finance calculator to see how much you could save?

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.