Nissan rings the changes but Juke retains trademark style

We credit score Nissan with kick-starting the crossover revolution with the authentic Qashqai. but it could also claim to be the first to marketplace a smaller crossover while it launched the Juke in 2011. That segment now money owed for 10pc of the Irish market. The authentic Juke had barely debatable styling however it honestly hit the zeitgeist, selling extra than one million in Europe and around 10,000 in eire. Now the new version has been unveiled and is going on sale in November. It stocks a platform (the CMF-B) with the imminent Renault Captur. On first viewing, i used to be quite eager about the brand new Juke's seems. It retains the feature silhouette and functions of the old car consisting of the circular headlights and floating roof layout, however overall it comes throughout as extra balanced and higher proportioned.

the ones round headlights are now complete LEDs while Nissan's signature V-fashioned grille brings the Juke into line with different models within the circle of relatives. it is longer, wider and higher, with a considerably extended wheelbase (10cm longer). An option of 19in rims - a first in this segment - enables to intensify off-roader stance. troubles with the dearth of space in the rear of the vintage car have been addressed. there's 58mm extra rear-seat knee room and 11mm higher head room. A 422-litre boot is almost as beneficiant as that of its larger sister, the Qashqai. they may be keeping things simple at the engine front. there's no diesel and only a unmarried petrol - a model of the 1-litre 3cyl DIG-T rapid petrol seen previously in the Micra but tuned mainly for the Juke. It develops 117PS though they haven't revealed CO2 emissions but. there may be a desire of 6-pace guide or new 7-speed twin-take hold of (DCT) automobile with paddle-shifts - the previous version got here with a CVT kind vehicle transmission. Electrification options are seemingly being evaluated. That points to hybrid instead of complete electric powered as we are told the platform isn't EV compatible. New era within the Juke consists of ProPILOT (electronically assisted steerage, acceleration and braking). also covered are protection functions which include shrewd Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Intervention, site visitors signal reputation and clever Lane Intervention among others, some of those unique to the segment.

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