Nissan has given the Juke an update to smooth out its dual-clutch transmission.

    The company has confirmed it’s rolled out a software update for the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in its small SUV, in an attempt to smooth its low-speed behaviour.

    “As part of our ongoing process of continuous improvement, some software on the Nissan Juke has been upgraded,” a Nissan Australia spokesperson told CarExpert.

    “This has been implemented into the production process on all Juke vehicles for Australia from August 2020 production,” the spokesperson said.

    “Owners experiencing DCT performance concerns on vehicles produced before this update was implemented are able to request this software update as part of their next scheduled service, or sooner if they so wish, at their local Nissan dealer.

    “This will be covered within the vehicle warranty.”

    Nissan isn’t issuing a recall for the Juke to fix the problem, however, because it isn’t a safety problem in need of rectifying.

    The Juke range was expanded earlier this year to include a new mid-range ST-L+ model, and an Energy Orange interior pack for the range-topping Juke Ti.

    Power in the Juke comes from a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 84kW of power and 180Nm of torque.

    It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and is front-wheel drive only.

    Pricing starts at $27,990 before on-road costs, and extends to $36,490 before on-roads for the Juke Ti.

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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