It's a car that has divided opinion because of its funky looks but it has attracted a loyal following, especially with older drivers who don't believe in being left behind.

Interestingly, Nissan has opted to run the new Juke with just one engine choice - a 115 horse power 1.0 litre petrol model - indicating the car's optimum environment will be town and city driving, with the occasional longer run. The car arrives here in the middle of next month and will come in five different grades – XE,SV,SV Premium, SVE and N-Design.  The entry-grade XE model starts at €21,995 and pricing rises to €26,950 for the the fully-equipped SVE and N-Design grade versions.

The entry grade XE standard equipment list includes 16-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, air-conditioning, a 4.2-inch screen, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, cruise control and hill start assist. An automatic gearbox is available and this will add €1,650 to the price.

The SV model starts at €23,650 and has17-inch alloy wheels, a rear view camera, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice control recognition.

The mid-range SV Premium model (€24,650) gets LED fog lights, tinted rear windows, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, and electric and heated door mirrors. Analogue dials are replaced by a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, TomTom, sat-nav and a leather trimmed steering wheel and gear knob.

Next in line is the SV model which starts at €23,650 and features 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear view camera, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice control recognition.

The mid-range SV Premium model is €24,650 and has LED fog lights, tinted rear windows, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, and electric and heated door mirrors. Analogue dials are swapped for a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, TomTom sat-nav and a leather trimmed steering wheel and gear knob.

The SVE and N-Design models are priced the same (€26,950) and get 19 inch alloy wheels as standard - but Nissan says they are designed to appeal to two different types of customers.

The SVE model emphasises technology.  It gets heated semi-leather front seats, a 360-degree camera, Nissan's driving and Park Assist technology and the Pro-Pilot system as standard.  There is also adaptive cruise control, an advanced driver monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.

The N-Design allows for various levels of personalisation and offers features like two-tone roof colours and trims.

Nissan says CO2 emissions range from 112g/km to 118g/km depending on wheel sizes and transmissions. One reason to perhaps avoid the 19" wheel options.