Nissan Juke enjoys economy and emission boost with updated eco-friendly engine
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 09:26
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Lower emissions, greater fuel economy, reduced noise and more torque are the four key benefits of Nissan Juke’s updated 1.5-litre dCi engine.
On sale now with no price increase, the Juke engine enjoys emissions of just 109g/km and combined fuel economy of 67.3mpg, making it the most efficient available.
The previous version of the engine offered 58.9mpg – 14% less than the update – while CO2 emissions were at 124g/km.
Facilitated by technical advancement, the changes also include a maximum torque upgrade from 240Nm to 260Nm at 1,750rpm, with 80% of this available from just 1,500rpm.
Since its launch in the UK at the end of 2010, more than 19,000 Jukes – around a third of all sales – have been powered by the 1.5-litre dCi engine.
Nissan say that with the improvements, the engine is expected to be even more popular.
Paul Wilcox, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nissan in Europe, said: “As well as the obvious advantages of lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency, the higher levels of torque from the new engine mean greater flexibility and more refined cruising as well enhanced in-gear performance around town.”
As well as being compatible with forthcoming Euro6 emission regulations, the Juke has introduced Nissan’s automatic Start/Stop system, with the engine restarting within 0.5 seconds of clutch engagement.
Fuel efficiency is improved by the use of the Nissan Dynamic Control system, which enables the driver to select from Eco, Normal or Sport engine settings.
The new generation engine will be available across all Juke grades, excluding the NISMO, with prices starting at £16,295.
Nissan’s best seller is expected to be the n-tec, which showcases new technology such as the latest Connect communication centre.
The system incorporates advanced features such as Google Send-To-Car, which allows owners to plan journeys on their PC or tablet and send the instructions to the vehicle.