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Geneva Auto Show 2014: Nissan unveils new Juke and Juke Nismo RS

06 Mar 2014 / 0

Nissan has unveiled the new Juke at Geneva Motor Show. The radical crossover has undergone a host of exterior and interior changes with more personalization options than before. The price has not been announced yet but the car is expected to go on sale from summer 2014 in UK market.

The design of the Juke still looks bold and different than its rivals.  The front gets redesigned upper lamps and bi-intensity LED daytime running lights. The headlamps now have Xenon bulbs for better visibility. The bumper also has been reworked to give a more beefed up appearance. The side gets revised LED side indicators with 16-inch alloy or steel wheels coming with the base Visia model and the top end Acenta and Tekna variants getting the option of 17 or 18 inchers. Owners can also customize their vehicle with new personalization packs to change the look of the wheels and other design elements. The Juke is available in ten colours with three new additions to the palette.

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2015 Nissan Juke

Interior in the standard variant gets a grey theme and if you choose a personalization pack coloured, accents can be added to the door trims, centre console, A.C vents etc. The seat upholstery is offered in two styles: comfort and sport. The top versions will get leather trims as standard. The Juke offers more cargo hauling capabilities especially in the two wheel drive variants which get 40 per cent more space up to 354 litres. The luggage space gets more flexible with two-stage floor luggage area and flat foldable rear seats.

The new Juke has a total of three engines: two petrol plants and one diesel. A new 1.2litre turbo-charged DIG-T petrol engine produces 115PS and 190Nm of torque and features Stop & Start technology. This engine is claimed to have an emission of 126g/km and fuel efficiency figure of 18.1kmpl. The other petrol engine which has been carried over but with extensive revisions is the 1.6litre DIG-T petrol unit. It now has improved low friction technologies and cooled exhaust gas recirculation. This unit generates 190PS of power and is claimed to give emissions of 139g/km in the 2WD trim. The only diesel engine is the 1.5litre dCi unit capable of producing 110PS. Transmission options are a six speed manual or Nissan’s Xtronic CVT box for the 4WD. The 4WD version also gets Torque Vectoring for improved four wheel drive capabilities.

The Juke gets features such as Around View Monitor four-camera parking aid and opening sunroof. NissanConnect is the car’s infotainment system and is accessible via a 5.8 inch colour touch screen. The system also has Bluetooth audio streaming, mobile phone integration and aux-in, USB slots.

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2015 Nissan Juke Nismo

On the sidelines of the new Juke unveil, Nissan’s Nismo unit has unveiled a more powerful Juke Nismo RS version of the compact crossover. This car boasts  increased power figures with the 1.6litre DIG-T petrol unit making 218PS and 280Nm of torque with a choice of six-speed manual or paddle-shift Xtronic transmission with eight-speed manual mode. The ride and handling has been enhanced with a stiffened body structure. Sport brakes, large diameter muffler, V-motion grille, RS-badges and optional Recaro bucket seats set it apart from the standard car.

Read all about both the latest offerings from Nissan in the detailed press release below.

 

NEW NISSAN JUKE: DESIGNED TO THRILL

Significant revisions to Nissan's pioneering crossover will keep trend-setter ahead of the rest

Efficient new downsized 1.2 DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine
Dramatic design enhanced with significant styling changes pushing further both premium and sporty design cues
Technology enhanced with advanced NissanConnect system
Nissan Safety Shield added along with groundbreaking Around View Monitor four-camera parking aid
Improved luggage capacity +40% and enhanced versatility
Extensive personalisation programme
Opening sunroof and Xenon lights
On sale from summer 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland (04 March, 2014) - When it arrived a little more than three years ago, the Nissan Juke used innovation to create a whole new market segment. Just as the Nissan Qashqai pioneered the original crossover market, the Juke used dramatic design and advanced technology to break new ground in a more compact crossover package.

The Juke's combination of highly individual styling, strong driving dynamics and sophisticated interior equipment has allowed it storm from zero to 420,000 sales in less than 40 months, easily eclipsing its rivals.

Now, following Nissan's established practice of constant development comes the next chapter in the Juke story. Establishing itself as the original stand-out model in the growing small crossover market with premium style and refinement, the new Juke is ready to once again stamp its authority on the segment it created.

Already recognised as the design trend-setter, the new Juke benefits from a series of design enhancements, new engines, new equipment and a wide-ranging personalisation programme.

Among the changes are a new design at the front and rear with greater emphasis on both premium refinement and sporty design cues; a new downsized 1.2-litre turbocharged engine offering greater performance, economy and lower emissions; a revised 1.6-litre DIG-T engine; improved four-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring System; new alloy wheels; advanced equipment including a new audio system, the latest generation NissanConnect driver-vehicle interface, Nissan Safety Shield, Nissan's Dynamic Control system, plus the option of a new opening glass roof.

Revisions in the luggage area have increased space by 40 per cent in two-wheel drive versions up to 354L, while there's even greater opportunity for owners to really stamp their own personality on their Juke. A range of new colours and interior themes are available with a number of different personalisation packs.

The changes and range additions will accelerate the growth of Nissan's second most popular model in Europe, helping it to emulate the remarkable achievements of its big brother Qashqai.

Juke is the best seller in the premium B-segment, outperforming all direct competitors including those from the top German brands. And it's not just the entry-level models which have helped Juke to the top: the best selling engine to date has been the 1.6-litre petrol unit while the top Tekna grade accounts for more than one third of all sales.

Buyers have also been attracted by a strong range of special versions - notably the Shiro and the advanced n-tec models - and the Kuro and Ministry of Sound limited editions, while the sports oriented Nismo has added driving thrills as well as breadth to the range.

On its way to a total of 420,000 sales, Juke has achieved 135,000 sales in 2013 with its popular set to increase with the introduction of the new version. All Juke models sold in Europe are built in Europe, at Nissan's highly productive plant in Sunderland, UK where three shifts per day are needed to cope with demand.

Significantly for Nissan, Juke has attracted a huge number of buyers new to the brand. As much as 85 per cent of sales have been to first-time Nissan owners, not only making it the highest conquest model in the Nissan range but a model that comfortably outperforms the B-segment average with many of those new buyers downsizing from larger cars.

"We stunned the industry with Qashqai, the original crossover, and we've done it again with Juke. If anything, Juke is even more daring and different than Qashqai and appeals to a younger, more out-going audience.

"The changes we have made to new Juke will extend that appeal even further to cement Nissan's position as the leading brand in the crossover market," said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe.

New Juke will go on sale across Europe in the summer, 2014.

The changes in detail:

Exterior

Bold design has always set the Juke apart from any rival, offering a mixture of crossover toughness with sporting appeal that has seen it become a design icon.

To radically alter the proportions would undermine the Juke's unmistakable presence, but designers have still managed to make significant changes to the car's styling.

At the front, the upper lamps have been redesigned and now incorporate bi-intensity LED daytime running lamps while the headlamps now have Xenon bulbs for better visibility and new lens covers. The grille incorporates the new Nissan brand signature while the front has been toughened with new and more robust trim beneath the bumper.

Door mirrors have been revised to include LED side turn strip repeaters and, where fitted, cameras for the Around View Monitor.

At the rear the bumper has a more aggressive shape to match new revised boomerang tail lamps with LED light guide technology, giving the new Juke a more distinctive appearance at night.

The new colour palette now extends to ten colours and includes three new shades: Sunlight Yellow metallic, Ink Blue metallic and solid Red.

A new range of wheels completes the exterior revisions, with 16-inch steel and alloys available on entry-level Visia models and different styles of 17-inch alloys on Acenta and Tekna variants. A new 18-inch alloy wheel will also be available with coloured inserts available allowing drivers to add their personal touch.

In addition, the extensive new personalisation packs include the opportunity to add drama with brightly coloured inserts which completely change the look and feel of the wheels. Different packs also allow contrasting colours to be applied to the mirror caps, side sills, roof spoiler and door handles.

Interior personalisation

In the same way that the exterior styling differentiates Juke from anything else on the road, so the interior has a number of distinctive features, including the centre console inspired by a motorbike. And again, changing these features for the sake of it would be counter-productive.

Instead Nissan designers have found ways to make the interior even bolder and more dynamic with different interior themes. In standard cars, the interior theme is a sophisticated grey, giving a technical feel to the car. Add one of the interior personalisation packs and features such as the centre console, door trims and other elements can be coloured red, white, black or even a bright yellow.

Depending on the model, there are two styles of fabric for the seat upholstery - comfort and sport - with leather trim on top versions.

Practicality

Changes have also been made to the shape of the trunk area in two-wheel drive models to boost luggage space by an impressive 40 per cent, taking the overall capacity to a class-leading 354 litres ­­- unlike rivals, Juke can carry a large and a medium suitcase at the same time, and is also deep and wide enough to carry a chassis-type pushchair.

Versatility is further enhanced with flat folding rear seat, making it easier to load large objects, while the inclusion of a two-stage floor in the luggage area makes the space even more flexible.

Equipment

Standard equipment on all models includes LED daytime running lamps, CD radio with an AUX-In socket, gear-shift indicator to promote a more efficient driving style and tyre pressure monitor. The Visia 1.5 dCi and 1.6 Pack versions add alloy wheels, manual air conditioning, drive computer and driver seat height adjustment.

Acenta models are enhanced with front fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, remote audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio streaming, cruise control and limiter, Nissan Dynamic Control System and chrome interior touches.

Enhances for the new Juke, Nissan Dynamic Control is an advanced driver control system giving the choice of three different driving modes - Normal, Sport or Eco ­- along with instant driving information and vehicle setting controls.

Tekna models add power folding door mirrors, light and rain sensors, i-Key with Start/Stop and the latest NissanConnect with rear-view parking/reversing camera, Around View Monitor and Safety Shield.

NissanConnect now offers smartphone connectivity with access to a variety of apps ranging from social media platforms to entertainment including internet radio through a large, 5.8in colour touch screen. The latest generation satellite navigation system integrates with Google® to reveal a host of useful information from weather forecasts to the location of fuel stations, hotels, restaurants and many other points of interest.

A send-to-car function also allows drivers to search for their destination at home and send destination instructions to NissanConnect system at the click of a button. The system includes Bluetooth audio streaming and mobile phone integration as well as Aux-in and USB slots.

When not in infotainment mode, the screen doubles as a monitor for the newest version of Nissan's pioneering Around View Monitor which gives a complete real-time 360 degree ‘helicopter' view around the car to make manoeuvring as safe and easy as possible. Using the AVM cameras together with sensors, radar and other advanced technology, Juke's Safety Shield incorporates a number of features engineered to make the car as safe as possible. These include Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection, which gives visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions.

The final option opens a whole new world to Acenta and Tekna owners, literally. A large open-able glass panel allows not just daylight to flood into the cabin but also fresh air as required. When opened, the panel sits on top of the rear portion of the roof so as not to steal interior headroom. The glass panel measures 964mm wide by 837mm long to cover two thirds of the roof area. This is matched by an opening width of 693mm and an opening length of 301mm to add to the feeling of airiness in the cockpit.

Engines and drivetrains

Three engines are available for new Juke, with changes to the two petrol options: one is new and the other extensively revised. The existing and acclaimed 1.5 dCi diesel with 110ps (81kW) continues unchanged.

The Alliance-developed 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol engine, which replaces the outgoing 117ps 1.6-litre unit, is an advanced turbocharged direct injection engine delivering 115ps (85kW) and generating 190Nm of torque.

Despite its modest size, the 1.2-litre (1197cc) turbocharged engine packs a real punch, offering sharper acceleration and greater torque (190Nm) for added flexibility than the outgoing 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine.

Its lower weight, standard automatic Stop/Start feature and more fuel-efficient operation translates into cleaner and more economical performance. The 1.2 DIG-T engine emits 126g/km* of CO2 and has a fuel consumption figure of 5.5 l/100km*.

The existing 1.6 DIG-T petrol unit has been further improved to deliver lower end torque below 2,000rpm. Producing 140kW, it is already Euro6 compliant with target emissions of 139g/km of CO2 for the 2WD versions. Among its new features are a higher combustion ratio (increased from 9.5 to 10.5:1), improved low friction technologies and cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation.

As well as a six-speed manual transmission, new Juke 1.6 DIG-T 4WD is optionally available with a new Xtronic transmission gearbox which further improves fuel efficiency, acceleration and all-round performance.

"New Juke builds on the qualities that made the original such a success. Its unique crossover styling is even more energetic, and the interior makes a real statement.

"The new drivetrain options and advanced technology on offer to the driver keep new Juke ahead of the rest," said Guillaume Cartier.

About Nissan in Europe

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the worlds most popular Electric Vehicle with 97% performance satisfaction and 95% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe.

 

NEW NISSAN JUKE NISMO RS: EXTREME EXCITEMENT AS STANDARD

Nissan's Nismo range expands with an even more focused version of the new Juke compact crossover

Power rises by 18PS to 218PS
Torque increases by 30Nm to 280Nm (manual)
Ride and handling enhanced
Strengthened body structure
Sports brakes and large diameter muffler
Mechanical Limited slip differential standard on 2WD models
Design changes include new V-motion grille, RS badges and red brake callipers, plus the option of Recaro bucket seats
Choice of six-speed manual or Paddle-shift Xtronic transmission with eight-speed manual mode

GENEVA, Switzerland (4th March, 2014) - The Nissan Nismo legend continues to grow with another new model for Europe.

As the flagship of the new Juke range, the Nismo RS is previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, hot in the wheel-tracks of the flagship Nissan GT-R Nismo.

With more power, a sharper chassis, stronger brakes and extra equipment, the new Nissan Juke Nismo RS builds on the existing and hugely popular Nissan Juke Nismo to create a more extreme version of the top selling compact crossover.

Like every Nismo model, the RS is infused with motorsport inspired design, aerodynamics and engineering to deliver thrilling performance and handling in a road car.

"With Nissan Juke Nismo already accounting for three per cent of all Juke sales in Europe, the enthusiasts' desire for more performance is clearly there. The new Nismo RS version offers just that and cements Nismo's reputation as creators of digital age performance," said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe

Benefiting from Nismo's extensive global motorsport experience, the Nismo RS's advanced 1.6-litre DIG-T engine has been fine-tuned to boost power to 218PS (160kW) from 200PS (147kW) while torque in two-wheel drive/manual transmission versions is increased from an already healthy 250Nm to 280Nm. To ensure the chassis can successfully transfer the extra torque to the road, 2WD models also benefit from the addition of a mechanical Limited Slip Differential on the driven front wheels.

An LSD is not required in four-wheel drive versions which have Torque Vectoring, Nissan's Xtronic transmission and 250Nm of torque. Xtronic transmission models now feature standard fit steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts to control the eight-speed manual mode.

The performance gains are matched by an improved soundtrack with a retuned exhaust system providing a sportier engine note thanks to a large diameter muffler.

Other improvements linked to the increased engine performance include strategic body strengthening to increase torsional stiffness still further, while the brakes have been enhanced for even better resistance to fade under repeated hard use - front disk size has increased from 296mm to 320mm, while the rear discs are now ventilated. Revised spring and damper settings complete the chassis changes.

The Juke Nismo RS is set apart with red brake callipers and discreet ‘RS' badging on the front and rear. Inside, the RS logo appears in the rev counter while a distinctive suede wrap covers the instrument binnacle. The final finishing touch inside is an unusual water print finish on the shift knob/paddle shifters and the central cluster.

Options on the RS version include special Recaro sports "bucket" seats, Xenon headlamps, Nissan's Around View Monitor and Safety Shield which includes Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection giving visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions.

New Juke Nismo RS is available in a choice of three exterior colours - White Pearl, Black Metallic or Silver Grey - with a single bespoke interior treatment: the predominantly black Nismo cabin.

The Nismo RS's aerodynamic exterior has lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, plus a dark chrome V-motion grille - complete with Nissan's new brand signature - and tailgate spoiler to better control airflow. Developed using experience gained on the racetrack, the aerodynamic upgrades reduce front and rear lift without increasing drag.

Nismo exterior design cues include red door mirror caps and a red pinstripe that encircles the bottom of the car. The picture is completed with new LED daytime running lights set within the lower air intake grilles at the front of the car, while eye-catching 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the new Juke's bold stance.

The Nismo treatment continues inside with a performance-oriented steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims. Special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching provide extra support and comfort during cornering.

The Nismo RS also benefit from a number of further changes introduced across the entire new Juke range. The most obvious external changes include redesigned upper lamps, revised ‘boomerang' tail lamps and door mirrors which incorporate LED side turn strip repeaters.

Despite its performance potential, the Juke Nismo remains highly practical. 2WD versions now benefit from a 40 per cent increase in carrying capacity, for example, thanks to subtle reshaping of the luggage area, while a two-stage floor and fold flat rear seats make the space even more flexible.

"New Juke Nismo RS conforms exactly to the Nismo ethos, providing an instant performance feeling in a premium design inspired by our motorsport activities. The result is engaging, exciting and accessible," said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe.

Further details of the new Juke Nismo RS will be revealed later in the year.

About Nissan in Europe

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the worlds most popular Electric Vehicle with 97% performance satisfaction and 95% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe.

http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/uk/


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