posted 6 years ago

New Nissan Juke with ‘improved’ diesel engine

Lower emissions and greater fuel economy

The record breaking Nissan Juke is now available powered by a new improved 1.5 litre dCi engine which means lower emissions and great fuel economy. The co2 emissions have dropped to a fantastic 109g/km and the Juke now returns a fantastic 67.3mpg.

Paul Wilcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Nissan in Europe said “as well as the obvious advantages of lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency, the higher levels of torque from the new engine mean greater flexibility and more refined cruising as well enhanced in-gear performance around town.”

The new diesel engine is now the most efficient in the Juke line-up; the changes have boosted  maximum torque from 240Nm to 260Nm at 1,750rpm, with 80 per cent of this figure available from just 1,500rpm to improve driveability. Changes have also been made to the gear ratios; the 1st and 2nd ratios are a little shorter to allow sharper responses at low speeds, while the remaining four ratios are slightly longer, taking advantage of the improved torque to deliver better fuel efficiency. The fuel efficiency helped further by the use of the Nissan Dynamic Control system, which enables the driver to select from three engine settings; Eco, Normal and Sport. This system now not only selects appropriate pedal sensitivity settings in Eco and Sport modes, but also limits maximum engine torque in Eco mode to 220Nm. In Normal and Sport, the full 260Nm is available. The unit’s overall power output remains at 110PS while performance figures are also unchanged. The Nissan Juke is capable of 0-62mph in only 11.2 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 109mph.

The new diesel features Nissan’s automatic Start/Stop system. With highly efficient smart management technology the engine restarts within 0.5sec of the clutch being engaged and reduced combustion noise further enhances the unit’s overall refinement.

Nissan Juke n-tec

The Nissan Juke is the second most popular model in the Nissan range with the Qashqai being the first. The new Juke n-tec is expected to be the best selling Juke due to the high equipment levels included as standard. The n-tec showcases new technology such as the latest Nissan Connect communication centre, as well as new navigation software and a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, the system incorporates advanced features such as Google Send-To-Car, which allows an owner to plan a journey on their PC or tablet at home or in the office and then send the instructions to the car ahead of the trip.