The new Nissan Juke got bigger and got a robot instead of a CVTSeptember 4, 2019
Nissan introduced the second-generation Juke compact crossover. The model moved to a completely new platform, thanks to which it increased in size and became more spacious, but it turned out to be lighter than its predecessor.
The second Nissan Juke is based on the Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi CMF-B platform, which has already become the base for the new Renault Captur and Clio. The overall length of the crossover was 4210 mm, width 1800 mm, and height – 1595 mm, which is 85 mm longer, 170 mm wider and 30 mm below its predecessor.
The free space in the area of the rear passengers knees increased by 58 mm, and the luggage compartment increased from the previous 354 liters to 422 liters. For example, the trunk of the “older” Qashqai model holds only 8 liters more. Despite the increased dimensions, the crossover turned out to be 23 kg lighter than the first generation model.
As for the exterior, the new Juke received a body with sharper lines, a completely different grille, as well as a different design of the top lighting. At the same time, the crossover retained well-recognized corporate features, such as, for example, large round headlights. The most noticeable change in the cabin is the multimedia display that has moved upstairs, which is now enclosed in a separate case.
At the time of launch, the new Nissan Juke will be offered with a single turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement of one liter and a capacity of 117 liters. with., which is also equipped with a small hatchback Micra. The motor is paired with a six-speed manual or with a seven-band “robot” with two clutches, which replaced the variator. It is possible that in the future the model will have a modification with a more powerful 1.5-liter unit, as well as a “charged” version from Nismo.
After the generation change, Juke received a set of ProPilot semi-automatic control systems with the function of keeping the car in the occupied lane and active emergency braking. In addition, the model is available with the latest version of the NissanConnect infotainment complex with an eight-inch touch screen, as well as support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Production of the new Nissan Juke will establish at the enterprise in the British Sunderland. As expected, European crossover sales will start at the end of November 2019.
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