The latest model to join the line-up features a 1.5-litre common-rail turbocharged diesel engine that produces 81kW and 260Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Only 50ppm or low-sulphur diesel must be used though.
Nissan claims a mix of great driving pleasure and a fuel-consumption figure of just 4.2 litres/100km, with carbon emissions of just 109g/km.
The Juke diesel’s three drive modes - Normal, Eco and Sport - allow the driver to adjust the personality of the vehicle via the Interactive Driver Control system to suit his or her mood. In Eco mode specifically, the car is focused on efficiency, with torque limited to 220Nm (the full 260Nm is still available in kick-down). In contrast, Sport mode sharpens up the driving experience, ramping up the excitement of the drive. Pedal feel and sensitivity are also adjusted, depending on the drive mode.
Standard equipment on this model includes 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, keyless entry with start/stop button, an immobiliser, electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, electric windows all round, privacy glass in the rear, multifunction leather-bound steering wheel, multi-info trip computer, Bluetooth for hands-free telephony and audio streaming, quality four-speaker audio system with USB and iPod integration, cruise control with speed limiter, the Interactive Driver Control system, six cup or bottle holders, dual-tone suede-touch upholstery and a leather gear lever.
Safety equipment is equally impressive, with the Juke featuring ABS with EBD and BAS, Vehicle Dynamic Control, six airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, an immobiliser and DataDot as standard.
Included in the price are a standard 3-year/100 000km warranty and 3-year/90 000km service plan.
Juke 1.5 dCi Acenta+ R263 800