Nissan Juke 2020 confirmed: New small SUV officially heading to Australia

Nissan Australia has confirmed the second-generation Juke small SUV will enter its showrooms in mid-2020.

Revealed in early September, the new Juke features a more mature exterior design than its predecessor, although it does carry over a lot of its personality.

In fact, Nissan is offering several personalisation options in other markets, including customisable bumper and side skirts as well as 19-inch alloy wheels.

Slightly larger than before at 4210mm long, 1800mm wide and 1595mm tall, the Juke offers more rear legroom (+58mm) and headroom (+11mm). Its cargo capacity is up 20 per cent, to 422L.

Inside, the Juke feels more premium thanks to the addition of soft-touch materials for its dashboard and door trims, while standard sports seats with optional leather or Alcantara upholstery are sure to excite.

A new 86kW 1.0-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder is the sole engine option from launch overseas, and it’s mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Juke also now comes armed with Nissan’s ProPilot suite of advanced driver-assist systems, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and traffic sign recognition.

While there’s no word yet on Australian pricing and specification details, expect an announcement regarding them closer to the Juke’s release date.

For reference, the current model ranges in price from $23,490 plus on-road costs for the manual ST range-opener to $41,490 for the automatic Nismo RS flagship.