Nissan’s pricing for the Juke is competitive with the likes of the Volkswagen T-Cross and the even newer Captur and Peugeot 2008.

Mid-range N-Connecta trim is expected to dominate the sales mix and gets you into a car with TomTom navigation for its 8.0in touchscreen infotainment set-up, keyless operation, automatic climate control and 17in alloys rather than 19s. Splashing the extra £1500 on a Tekna won’t be a hard argument to make, though, given that it buys you heated front seats, a ‘quick clear’ windscreen, Nissan’s clever Bose Personal Plus audio system and its Advanced Safety Shield active safety systems. Talking of which, the Juke’s active lane keeping and intelligent speed assist systems are among the better ones we’ve tested in cars of its class.

Popularity of the Juke probably plays against it here: residual values are respectable but below those of the VW T-Cross and DS 3 Crossback

The Juke is offered with an introductory PCP finance plan that includes a £500 manufacturer-backed contribution, which should also help to make it more affordable.

Meanwhile, although few Jukes may be run on company fleets, it’s worth noting that the two-pedal DCT automatic version is rated as having slightly lower CO2 emissions than the manual and therefore may be worth choosing for tax reasons. Our test car returned 46.0mpg on our touring fuel economy test – reasonable for a car of its size and type although not the height of efficiency.

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