But it is also a practical car, even with its sloping roofline – the rear seats folding flat to open up cargo space and a two-stage floor in the luggage area further increasing its usefulness.
Hugely popular since its launch in 2010, it was tweaked in 2014 with the introduction of a new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
There was also a revised 1.6-litre DIG-T unit and improved four-wheel drive where appropriate, new alloy wheels, and an advanced 360-degree all round monitoring camera.
Also added was a new audio system, the latest generation NissanConnect interface, offering smartphone connectivity with access to a variety of apps, including Internet radio through a large, 5.8in colour touch screen.
Its send-to-car function also allows drivers to search for their destination at home and send destination instructions to the car system at the click of a button.
The system also includes Bluetooth audio streaming and mobile phone integration as well as Aux-in and USB slots.
You wouldn’t know it to look at it but revisions in the luggage area have increased space by 40 per cent in two-wheel-drive versions – up to 354 litres.
There is no doubt the Juke is eye-catching.
Those old enough to remember the Austin Healey frog-eyed Sprite will see the similarity with the bold round lights beneath the slim upper lamps that incorporate LED daytime running lamps.
Door mirrors include LED side turn strip repeaters and the rear the bumper has boomerang tail lamps with LED lights.
If that is not enough, there are a number of personalisation options available for both the interior and exterior appearance.
The interior is still fresh-looking, with instrumentation easy to use, clearly legible and robust and a neat steering wheel.
All are well equipped with all-round electric windows, CD radio with an AUX-In socket and air conditioning. Move up the range and other goodies such as Bluetooth, camera, parking sensors and hi-tech treats are available.
The high driving position gives a commanding view of the road, while leg and headroom are good for driver and front passenger.
This model featured the trusty 1.5-litre turbo-diesel which is lively and efficient, delivering good pulling power at low revs through all the gears.
Claimed combined economy is 70.6mpg and CO2 emissions of just 104g/km make it even more attractive.
It is comfortable, with decent handling and light but direct steering, which is ideal around town. It cruises well on the motorway, with occupants well insulated from road, wind and engine noise.
All Nissans have high safety spec and the Juke is no exception with six airbags, stability programme, assisted braking.
Funky, fun, practical and desirable, it should also retain its resale value.
Source : www.dailyrecord.co.uk