The second-gen Nissan Juke has been around since 2019 but it still looks pretty fresh. For the 2023 model year in Australia, Nissan decided to equip the non-electrified Juke with some of the small updates recently introduced by the Juke Hybrid in Europe, while increasing the prices a little bit.
First of all, the small SUV is now wearing the updated Nissan emblem which looks simpler and more discreet with less chrome. There is also the addition of the Ceramic Grey and the Magnetic Blue (replacing the Vivid Blue) shades in the color palette, and new 17-inch alloy wheel designs for specific trims.
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What is not so visible is the aerodynamic changes which according to Nissan were applied in the entire Juke range after debuting in the Juke Hybrid. Those are probably limited to the underbody, as the grille of the non-electrified Juke looks identical to its predecessor, retaining the visual differentiation with the hybrid.
The AU-spec 2023 Nissan Juke is offered in five trims – ST, ST+, ST-L, ST-L+, and Ti. The entry-level ST and ST+ gain new 17-inch wheels, and the ST-L gets black trim and leather accents with white stitching inside the cabin. From the ST-L up, all Jukes are fitted with a new luggage board on the boot, and a new Intelligent Key system with proximity locking and unlocking. Finally, the Bose audio system with the UltraNearfield speakers integrated on the front headrests gains two extra speakers at the back in the ST-L+ and Ti trims, for a total of 10.
There are no mechanical changes, with the turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine producing 113 hp (84 kW / 114 PS) and 180 Nm (133 lb-ft) of torque. All AU-spec models come standard with a seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox sending power to the front axle. Note that the Juke Hybrid is not available in Australia, leaving the 1.0-liter model as the sole option.
Pricing Down Under starts from $28,390 AUD ($17,891 USD) for the Juke ST, all the way up to $36,890 AUD ($23,247 USD) for the Juke Ti, representing an increase of $400 AUD ($252 USD) compared to the outgoing model. The 2023 Juke will hit Australian dealerships in early 2023. We expect the aforementioned changes to be gradually applied in all markets.