Review

Nissan Juke SUV

When the original Nissan Juke was launched in 2010 it was the only car of its type – as a small crossover to the same mould as the larger Nissan Qashqai. The Juke doesn’t have it all its own way now, though, and rivals include the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, and the soon-to-be-launched Audi Q1.

Nissan has given the car some significant revisions for 2014 that include new technology and a bigger boot, as well as more customisable options to keep the Juke's youthful buyers on side.

Nissan gives Juke customers the choice of four petrol engines including the basic 1.6-litre, a new hi-tech 1.2-litre engine, and the top-of-the-range 1.6-litre DIG-T that can produce 187bhp.

But it is the one diesel model – the 1.5-litre dCi – that is expected to be the bestseller, thanks to excellent economy and emissions that mean the new model will cost just £20 to tax. Of the Juke range, only the DIG-T and 1.6-litre petrol are available with Nissan's grippy Xtronic four-wheel drive system.

Trim levels include Visia, Acentc, Acenta Premium and Tekna.