The winning combination of appealing to the eye and fun-to-drive can be difficult to find in a car.

But this latest release appears to have conquered that challenge, and then some.

With a sporty design exterior and a raft of advanced technologies within, the much anticipated 2020 Nissan JUKE is perfect blend of external sophistication mixed with internal innovation.

Smart and stylish, the latest iteration of the Nissan JUKE exudes personality, character and a sense of adventure, giving a real premium feel to this compact crossover.

Perfect for those who are looking to stand out from the crowd, the JUKE's outward appearance is distinctly sleek, with larger dimensions showcasing an athletic and sporty feel.

Introducing the new Nissan Juke. Pic: Supplied

But looks aren't everything. Improved performance and fuel economy are at the heart of the car, with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine, powering the JUKE -- perfect for thrill-seekers and leisure drivers alike.

The vehicle's 'floating roof' design coupled with its striking 19-inch alloy wheels and iconic circular headlights capture the classic elements of the JUKE, meshing that everyday feel you want from your car with an extra edge that you might not expect.

A sense of adventure....

Adventure-seekers who love nothing more than hitting the wide open road for trips away will not find the latest edition wanting. Road conditions won’t be a problem with a driving mode selector – Eco, Standard or Sport – allowing drivers to match the mode to any scenario, while still enjoying an exciting flourish from the power and ease of the JUKE.

Furthermore, the JUKE has undergone an internal transformation leaving more room for both passengers and their belongings for those epic getaways. New driver positions mean that a weekend away has never been easier to pack for with rear-seat knee room increased by 5.8 cm, rear head room by 1.1 cm and a standout boot capacity of 422 litres – perfect for any and all equipment, and all the luggage you could ever need.

Roomier than ever. Pic: Supplied 

An eye for style...

Those with a penchant for all things stylish will be impressed by the new interiors. Owners will have the option of either Alcantara or leather upholstery, with the highest quality mono-form sporty seats and soft-touch materials on the dashboard, door trim and footwells.

Also, the new level of personalisation will appeal to those who truly want to make their JUKE their own, with multiple colour combinations for the body, the roof and the interiors available.

A new level of personalisation. Pic: Supplied 

A street smart attitude

Mature in design but with a young at heart feel, the new JUKE will also find itself firmly in the consciousness of tech-lovers, with an impressive spec that lives up to its billing as the most connected Nissan ever.

In terms of infotainment and connectivity, those looking for top of the line tech will fall in love with the Nissan Connected Services app which allows users to lock or unlock their car directly from their smartphone, as well as checking their oil level and tyre pressure before departing for a trip.

The Bose Personal Plus sound system will set the tone for any sing-along road trip, with eight powerful speaks including two sets of Bose UltraNearfield speakers integrated into the driver and passenger front seat headrests.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will allow drivers to display their favourite smartphone apps on the 8-inch touch screen display, with TomTom Maps & Live Traffic available for navigation ease.

Tech specs to impress. Pic: Supplied 

To make JUKE drivers' lives even easier, Google Assistant compatibility gives them control over functions including vehicle lights and sending destinations to the car's navigation system by talking to their smart device.

Its driver assistance technologies respond to modern needs with its ProPILOT intelligent mobility offering providing electronically assisted steering, acceleration and braking for the first time ever in the JUKE. Designed for use on motorways, the ProPILOT accelerates and slows down as appropriate, maintaining the correct speed and distance from other vehicles, and staying centred in the lane.

Overall, Nissan’s latest edition of the JUKE delivers on all fronts whether it is design, tech or practicality you are after. 

To experience the New Nissan Juke for yourself book a test drive in your local Nissan dealership here.

By Alison Ring