That price will put you into the entry-level ST model with manual transmission, though this model is also available with CVT auto.
Under the bonnet of the funky SUV, buyers will find a choice of two 1.6 litre four-cylinder petrol engines.
The ST model, in 2WD only, features a naturally-aspirated unit producing 84kW and 158Nm.
The Juke ST-S and Ti-S models however feature a turbocharged 1.6 litre with direct-injection, producing a meaty 140kW and 240Nm. Enough, you'd expect, to give the little Juke quite a turn of speed.
A five-speed manual is standard in the ST while the sportier ST-S gets a six-speed manual. Both ST and ST-S are 2WD drive.
The CVT is available as a cost option in the ST, but not available for the manual-only ST-S. The CVT however is the sole transmission choice for the range-topping AWD Ti-L model.
“I’m confident Australian buyers of small SUVs will find the all-new Juke to be exceptional value,” Nissan Australia’s Peter Clissold said.
“Each grade in the Juke model range has a compelling mix of standard equipment in a vehicle rich in stand-out styling and dynamic performance.”
Standard features with the Juke include cruise control and speed limiter, steering-mounted controls, tilt-adjustable steering, remote keyless entry, fog lights and Bluetooth audio streaming.
Moving up to the ST-S adds a five-inch colour display with satellite navigation and a rear-view camera, six-speaker audio, push-button start, auto wipers and headlights.
As the top model, the Ti-S adds leather-accented seats, heated in the front row.
Standard safety features six airbags, antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC). Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.
All front-wheel-drive non-turbo models have been awarded a five-star ANCAP rating.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
- Juke ST 2WD manual - $21,990
- Juke ST 2WD auto - $24,390
- Juke ST-S 2WD manual - $28,390
- Juke Ti-S AWD auto - $32,190