Nissan Juke gets mild updates for 2018, is now more customizable


The changes are mainly cosmetic

One of the more overlooked debuts at the Geneva Motor Show was the Nissan Juke, which has gained several updates for 2018. While the changes aren't substantial enough to warrant labeling the 2018 model as a "facelift," the crossover does feature a revised exterior and interior, as well as more personalization packs, colors, and features.


On sale across Europe from May 2018, the refreshed Nissan Juke sports a new front end which comes with a dark chrome V-motion grille, smoked headlights, and dark turn indicators on the side mirrors. The crossover also features standard LED fog lamps from the Acenta grade upwards.


Nissan is giving customers three new 16- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs to choose from, and each wheel can be personalized with colored inserts (on the range-topping Tekna grade only). Buyers can customize the 2018 Nissan Juke via colored body parts, including front and rear bumper finishers, doors side sills, and mirror caps (an optional extra on N-Connecta and Tekna grades). Also new for 2018 are two body colors called Vivid Blue and Chestnut Bronze.


Moving on to the interior, Nissan says the Juke now offers the choice of two new personalization colors (Energy Orange and Power Blue) that enhance the design of the center console, air vents, door inserts, and seat upholstery. As before, gloss black interior personalization is available. N-Connecta and Tekna grades offer interior personalization as standard. Other changes inside include a new white-on-black information display in the instrument panel and improved leather on the steering wheel.


Equipment-wise, the six-speaker Bose Personal audio system with digital signal processing and two Bose UltraNearfield speakers built into the driver's seat headrest is now available on the Juke as well, following its debut on the Micra.

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