The Juke GROWS UP
The Juke GROWS UP
The Juke in its 2nd generation could very well be one of the SUVs that Nissan brings to India given its popularity worldwide. Our European editor has been driving the car in Lithuania and here is his report

The Juke was an odd-ball design and looked funky and childish. All that has changed as the 2nd generation SUV is more mature. The shape with the sloping roof line and the squat proportions remain, but the lines and the front and rear are all new. The grille is now much bigger and triangular and the daytime running lights removed from the very strange and funky positioning. The typical round headlights remain while the fog lights and the apron below are only slightly changed.

Along with the maturity of design, comes the maturity of size and the 2nd generation Juke has become bigger in all aspects though not drastically. It is now at 4,210mm so bringing it down to under 4 metres would be a monumental task for the engineers and designers and one can say that it will be a premium SUV if it ever comes to India. Despite the increase in size the Juke is over 20kg lighter because of the use of higher tensile strength steels and thus the body shell has also become more rigid, claims the company.

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March 2020