It would also have been a good opportunity to upgrade the infotainment system to the more modern one used in the latest Nissan Qashqais and the upcoming Nissan Ariya, but the Juke retains the slightly dated but mostly inoffensive 8.0in screen it had previously.
The rest of the interior remains the same as well, save for the 68 litres of boot space that have been sacrificed to the hybrid battery. At 356 litres, it’s still bigger than the Renault Captur Hybrid and on a par with the Toyota Yaris Cross, while rear-seat space is more generous than in both of the Juke’s hybrid rivals.
The raison d’être for any hybrid is improved fuel economy. On the one hand, an extra 10mpg on the combined cycle from a punchier powertrain seems like a fair deal. On the other hand, while the 44mpg we saw on our test drive is a decent improvement over the 37.8mpg we achieved when we road tested a standard Juke, it’s some way short of the 60mpg a Toyota Yaris Cross can return.
Prices for the Nissan Juke Hybrid start at £27,250, as it’s only available as an N-Connecta grade and up. That’s the middle trim level for the normal Juke. Like for like, the hybrid costs £1500 more than an equivalent 1.0-litre automatic Juke and £3200 more than the manual. Add it all up, and it’s a hefty £6830 more than the cheapest Juke. That also makes it marginally more expensive than an equivalent Yaris Cross.