SPOTLIGHT ON THE JUKE ACENTA
The all-new 2014 Nissan Juke comes – Nissan says – with "urban thrills guaranteed". Who are we to argue? Our customers are delighted with the improved new Juke and it's proving to be immensely popular.
None more so than the Juke Acenta and Juke Acenta Premium models, which showcase the car's hugely improved technology, open-air glass roof and uncompromising design. It's like Marmite to some people, which is fine by us. Because we love Marmite.
Coming in at £15,320 for the Acenta, and £16,470 for the Acenta Premium, it's also available on incredibly affordable finance deals, meaning you could be driving away with a new Nissan Juke very soon, subject to status.
Reviewing the new Juke Acenta, Auto Express picks up on the distinctive styling, plenty of tech and – of course – the low price. In fact, they say it "is likely to be a very popular version of the company’s latest incarnation of its compact crossover", noting that the 1.2 litre petrol engine borrowed from the Qashqai is a much better fit in the Juke. "There's plenty of power when you need it and it's generally very refined around town and at speed," Auto Express say.
However, the review plumps for the 1.5 litre dC1 diesel as the pick of the range – the cleanest of the three engines available for an incredible £20 per year road tax, with a claimed 70.6 mpg. Those are figures you can't dismiss in a hurry. A five-star Euro NCAP rating makes it one of the safest cars on the road.
With "bags of character" the car already has loads of fans, and Auto Express says the high residual values will keep it that way.
Car Buyer agrees with Auto Express – the 1.5 dCi diesel is expected to be the big selling star of the show, with residual values holding up to make it a far better long-term purchase than rival models from Ford or Citroen.
It's clear that the motor press loves the Juke Acenta. And you will too – come along to your Colin Appleyard Nissan dealer and ask for a test drive. You'll be glad you did.