Nissan Juke is a new generation of vehicles providing a new look to compact category and unique styling features. Juke offers the world’s first mass produced 1.5 litre engine with dual injectors. It features Xtronic CVI transmission and rigid suspension, which provide smooth acceleration, better handling, improved driving stability and comfortable ride. The fuel consumption is 19 km/l. The all new Nissan Juke was introduced in June 9, 2010 at Japan at a price range of 1, 690, 500 yen to 1, 790, 250 yen (including consumption tax).
Features of Nissan Juke Compact Sports Crossover:
Nissan Juke has a tough and agility exterior design. The exterior design provides sporty look. Juke has a bold design and strong imagery because of its large sporty front and rear lights. The rear door handles are hidden in the rear pillars and its looks like a 2 door sports coupe. The most characteristic features of the exterior are the arrangement of headlights. It has the appearance of rally car. Juke comes with seven exciting colors including Meteorite Brown and Radiant Red.
Juke also has equally designed interior with an aggressive and highly functional interior design. The level of packaging efficiency available in Juke is not found on other compact vehicles. The seat has sporty design. Another first system introduced in Nissan vehicles is “Intelligent control display” – a multi functional information system that provides updated driving information’s like mileage etc and it also acts as a control panel for cabin environment. With the help of control panel, drivers can easily switch between three driving modes – Normal, Sports and Eco drive. The control panel display helps to show information like cabin temperature, air conditioner control, engine power, torque, and fuel consumption. It also provides advanced mapping update for faster route calculation, built in digital tuner and iPod entertainment system.
Juke is powered by HR15DE engine. It provides better fuel efficiency and torque at low and medium speeds. It rates power at 84KW at 6000 rpm. It has maximum torque rated at 150 Nm at 4000 rpm. Variable Valve Timing helps in improved fuel economy. The Xtronic design combines with Continuous Variable Transmission CVT to offer a 2 speed gear box system. It improves 20% of gear ratio and 30% less friction than CVT systems. It uses wide P215/55R17 sized tires that provides enhanced driving stability. The front suspension is designed as B-platform while the rear suspension is designed as rigid torsion beam. To provide a quite ride, road noise and vibration has been reduced with the help of high performance shock absorber, rigid suspension and high stability.
Juke has also included many Safety systems such as Xenon headlights, Auto light system, Rear view monitor, Rear windshield wiper, ABS, EBD, Brake assist, SRS air bag system, Curtain air bag system, Emergency Locking Reactor, 3 rear seat headrests, and mileage display function.
In early 2011, the new Juke will be powered by new 1.6 liter engine (MR16DDT) having a compact turbo charger that provides good fuel efficiency with equivalent to 2.5 liter engine. Nissan Juke not only provides sporty driving feel and good steering control but also provides more safety to drive than any other car.