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Nissan lucked in to a winner with the bizarrely styled Juke crossover when it coincided with the recent hipster phenomenon. Weird is now cool and by extension, so is the Juke. Now, UK’s cool kids can bug their parents for a new top of the range gadget-laden, design-focused model: the Nissan Juke n-tec.

The headlining addition is the Nissan Connect system with Google’s Send-To-Car-Technology. It’s an advanced route planning system that allows owners to send satnav instructions from their smartphone or laptop to their car. Also available through the 5.8-inch colour touchscreen are Google’s Points of Interest (POI) database, weather forecasts, local fuel prices and flight information (why?).

On the outside, the n-tec rides on unique 18-inch wheels and has black detailing on the B-pillars, door mirrors and bonnet light strips. Black centre console and door trims complete the visual changes inside. Opt for the range-topping 190 hp/240 Nm 1.6 litre DIG-T engine (choice of 2WD manual or 4WD CVT) and you get black interior headliner and a dual exit exhaust finisher too.

The Nissan Juke n-tec sits above the current Acenta Premium grade, and is expected to be the best-selling model in the UK Juke line-up. Of course it will be. Hipsters wouldn’t be caught dead driving anything else.