The Nissan Juke, the car the company credits with the creation of the crossover market, has been face-lifted for 2014 and fitted with a range of new or revised engines.

The changes to the exterior are fairly minor, with new dual-intensity LED running lights, Xenon headlights, an updated version of the Nissan grille badging, and a new lower bumper treatment.

The door mirrors now benefit from LED side repeaters, while the design of the rear bumper has been tweaked and the rear light clusters revised.

Three new colours have been added: Sunlight Yellow metallic, Ink Blue metallic and solid Red.

New alloy wheel designs have also been introduced, although the base model still starts life with 16-inch steel wheels, while a series of customisation packs provide the chance to add contrasting colours to the mirrors, sills, roof spoiler and door handles.

The customisation packs make their way into the interior, too, with a choice of red, white, black or yellow for the centre console, door trims and other parts.  Fundamentally, however, the cabin is as before.

The engine range has been updated, starting with a new 1.2-litre DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine that produces 115ps and 190Nm of torque.  Performance figures haven’t been released, but Nissan did say the new unit will boast CO2 emissions of 126 g/km and an economy figure around 51.3mpg.

The existing 1.6-litre DIG-T petrol unit has been revised to produce more low-down torque to match its 187hp, yet with emissions expected around 139 g/km.

The 110ps 1.5 dCi diesel continues unchanged.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a new Xtronic CVT available as an option.

The new Nissan Juke is expected to go on sale this summer.