Nissan Juke more and more electric, here is the full hybrid

ROME – New chapter for Nissan Juke. The Japanese B-Suv – with 100,000 European customers behind it in two generations – still adds something to its offer, which today is no longer made up of style, design and technology only. A new full-hybrid proposal arrives: a necessity for today’s transition of the brand towards sustainable mobility, but also to be in line with trends, as the model has always done. A path that will lead Nissan to offer its full range of electrified crossovers as early as next year. In Italy this is now the most important segment. In the period January-May 2022 it accounted for 46% of the total (made up of 25% of B-SUVs and 21% of C-SUVs) with a share of electrified engines of 42% (34% Hybrid, 5% Plug-in Hybrid and 3% BEV).

Nissan Juke Hybrid: +39 kg

For the hybrid version of the Nissan Juke – which can already be ordered at the dealership – the 4-cylinder 1.6 internal combustion engine, with a power of 94 hp and 148 Nm of torque, was combined with an electric 36 kW (49 hp) and 205 Nm, a 15kW high voltage secondary electric motor, an inverter, a 1.2 kWh liquid-cooled battery and a multi-mode gearbox, with 6 gears in all (2 for the electric motor and 4 for the thermal), without clutch or synchronizers.
The presence of the battery reduced the luggage compartment capacity by 68 liters (354-1,237 liters); the whole architecture has increased the weight of the model by only 39 kg compared to its exclusively thermal version, which still remains in the price list.

An algorithm “decides” under the hood

How does all this work under the hood? It is an advanced algorithm that regulates the operation of the engines with 5 different hybridization modes, depending on how the driver pushes on the accelerator. “A unique engine on the market”, according to the House.

The car can proceed:

– in 100% EV mode: the car’s wheels are driven exclusively by the main electric motor (49 HP). The driver can also voluntarily choose to drive in EV with a button.
– in 100% thermal (ICE): the wheels of the car are driven exclusively by the petrol engine (94 hp)
– in Hybrid (EV + ICE) the wheels are moved at the same time by the main electric motor and by the thermal one (143 HP)
– in hybrid 2 (EV> recharge): the wheels are driven exclusively by the main electric motor and this moves the secondary electric motor to regenerate the battery. – in Hybrid 3 (EV + ICE + ICE> recharge) the wheels are moved at the same time by the main electric motor and by the thermal one. Part of the power of the heat engine is used to drive the secondary electric motor which regenerates the battery.

Fight against consumption

The driver is offered the possibility to select the driving modes Eco, Normal and Sport, which affect both the response of the powertrain, the steering and regenerative braking. All this can be controlled from the 7-inch TFT display in front of the steering wheel, or from the 8-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard.
The car, in any case, seems to have been specifically designed for the city: it is possible to travel with zero emissions up to 80% of the time, in fact, maintaining a speed of 55 km / h. All without obviously having to worry about charging. On balance, consumption is reduced by 40% in the urban cycle, by 20% in the combined cycle, with a pointer that moves between 5.0 and 5.2 l / 100 km (Wltp) with 114-117 g / km of CO2. Data that also comes out following some small changes made to the car: from the active front air intakes to the redesigned rear spoiler up to the underbody and wheel arches, to improve overall efficiency.

Still designed for the driver

The car always provides the e-pedal: a button on the central tunnel allows you to drive using practically only the accelerator. The driver presses a single pedal to proceed, but when released, the Juke slows down to 5 km / h, without stopping automatically this time, so that the battery can always be regenerated.
Also available is the ProPilot which assists during acceleration, steering and braking, but also systems such as emergency braking with recognition of pedestrians and cyclists, detection of road signs, active lane maintenance and warning (with intervention of servos) of vehicles arriving in the blind spot.

Always connected

Thanks to the integrated 4G sim, NissanConnect Services allow you to remotely control all car parameters such as range, remaining fuel, health status. Through the app, or, now directly by asking Google or Alexa, it is also possible to enter a destination and find it on the navigator once on board. The service is available on the Tekna and Premiere Edition versions, for 3 years, after which a monthly subscription with a price of around 5 euros will be required.

From 30,300 euros

The price list of the new Nissan Juke Hybrid starts from a base of 30,300 euros for the N-Connecta set-up, rising to 31,500 euros for N-Design and 32,860 euros for Tekna, at the top of the range. The increase is € 2,700 compared to the Juke 1.0 Dig-T 114 HP with automatic transmission. The Premiere Edition version is also available at launch, with interior upholstery with silver stitching, black rims and pearl white bodywork with black roof: in the price list for 32,300 euros.

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