The cabin benefits greatly from the focus imposed by Nismo. The designers’ aim was to add simplicity, perceived quality and a strong sense of purpose. In all three, they’ve succeeded. And they’ve done so without removing the underlying character of the Juke’s cockpit, which remains appealingly distinctive.
The darker trim on the transmission tunnel, centre stack and headlining make the cabin look and feel quietly upmarket, without clamouring for visual attention.
Your gaze is allowed to fix instead on the more important functional parts of the interior, such as the multi-modal Nissan Dynamic Control System (NDCS).
Positioned just ahead of the gearlever, it allows you to tweak throttle response and steering effort levels, and cycle through trip computer information, with the same switchgear that is used to change the climate control settings.
Eye-catching, too, are the tactile Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and the generously supportive suede sports seats, while the ‘Nissan Connect’ nav system has been enhanced for the Juke Nismo. It has a decent-size screen (5.8 inches), is well detailed and even integrates with Google so you can plan a route in advance or access an expanded points of interest database with live fuel prices and weather information.