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Spyshots: Nissan Juke Facelift First Photos

The Nissan Juke has been a polarizing experience to say the least. Some love the way it looks like nothing else on the market, while others say it's an abomination. Regardless which camp you're in, the truth of the matter is sales have not been stellar in 2013 because of all the competitors that have been popping up in Europe. For about the same amount of money, you can buy an Opel Mokka, Peugeot 2008 the Renault Captur and all of these cars come with larger boots and cabins.
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In order to fight off the competition a few more years until a replacement is ready, the Nissan Juke is becoming more of its funky self. Yes, these are the very first photos of the Juke facelift, entering production towards the end of the year, according to our information.

The majority of changes appear to have been made to the front bumper of the car. This features a keener look, but keeps the large circular headlights that made the car so famous. However, while the round shape hasn't changed, the design of the lights is being modernized.

Moving up to the grille, we notice this is new as well, featuring a wide-set U-shaped center feature that hold the Nissan badge. The upper headlights are being changed as well. They have been completely covered up but appear to have a double-boomerang design like Nissan's recent concepts.

The reason for the side door mirrors being camouflaged is that Nissan has moved the indicator lights there and probably switched to LED technology. New wheels, rear bumper and taillights are all part of the Juke's mid-life makeover.

So what about the engines? Well, we think this particular test prototype is equipped with the new 1.2-liter turbo. Not to be confused with Nissan's supercharged 1.2-liter, which is a 3-banger, this Renault engine makes about 115 to 120 PS and has better torque than the 1.6 it should replace.

 
 
 
 
 

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