The much-love Nissan Juke Juke will gain a new hybrid powertrain this summer, promising more responsive performance and lower emissions.
The new hybrid addition pairs a 92bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 48bhp electric motor for a total of 140bhp. Nissan claims an economy figure of 54mpg, while CO2 emissions are capped at 118g/km.
Improvements to the bodywork include an aerodynamic change
to below the bumper and a reprofiled rear spoiler, improving airflow and reducing
drag. Hybrid badges appear on the front doors and the tailgate, while the front
grille features the new Nissan logo and black-gloss material, as seen on the
larger Nissan Qashqai.
The Juke Hybrid offers new two-tone 17in alloy wheels and a 19in design inspired by those fitted to the upcoming Nissan Ariya electric SUV.
Inside, it gains a new set of dials behind the steering wheel, accommodating a power gauge, a needle to denote regenerative charge and an indicator for the battery charge level.
Boot space is reduced by 68 litres from the 1.0-litre turbo petrol Juke, down to 354 litres to accommodate the 1.2kWh battery pack. However, Nissan claims it's still class-leading when the rear seats are folded down, at 1237 litres.
The Juke Hybrid also gains a driving-mode selection button
that can be used to switch it into 100% EV mode, and power usage can be
displayed on the central 7.0in infotainment touchscreen.
“We're in the middle of an electrified product offensive that places equal emphasis on eco efficiency and driving pleasure,” said Arnaud Charpentier, regional vice-president for product strategy at Nissan.
“Like all of our electrified products, the Juke Hybrid rewrites the rules in its segment, thanks to the bold innovation that delivers more performance and more efficiency.”
The Juke Hybrid forms part of Nissan’s plans to electrify its entire model range by 2023. The petrol model currently starts from £19,200, but Nissan is yet to reveal pricing for the Hybrid.
“Nissan’s electrified product strategy is gaining momentum, and the Juke Hybrid will represent another milestone on our strategic ambition to have fully electrified range by 2023,” said Guillaume Cartier, Nissan's chairman in Europe.