Nissan unveiled an updated version of its controversial Juke subcompact at the 2014 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present. The diminutive SUV is a best-vendor in Europe, its most well-known market place, but hasn’;t discovered much fanfare in the U.S. Nissan hopes this update will let it to carry on its dominance of the premium subcompact group overseas and possibly flip much more heads in the U.S.
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The new European edition maintains the uncommon exterior fashion of the present Juke, although adapting some front and rear styling from the broader search of the Nissan family. The most notable change is new working lights, which look equivalent to individuals on the Altima sedan, and are still prominently located in the upper fenders. The large, round headlights are now nestled into a revised grille and lower bumper design.
Much more prominent taillights seem to be glued onto the rear fenders. They are a more aggressive layout than the existing Juke, but no significantly less distinctive and polarizing. Some new wheel types ranging from 16 to 18 inches have been incorporated, and in Europe, particular colored customizing packs will be supplied for wheels, side mirrors, side sills, roof spoiler and door handles.
The Juke’;s sport-bike motorcycle themed interior continues largely unchanged in the new model however.
3 powertrains will be offered in Europe, like a diesel, but that would be unlikely to hit the U.S. New to the Juke is a turbocharged 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, producing about 114 horsepower and 140 lbs-feet of torque. This replaces the non-turbo 1.6-liter base engine in the Juke with a far more effective motor that will get greater fuel economic system, according to Nissan. Optional will be the 190-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that is been revised to make far more torque under 2,000 rpm. As before, transmissions will be a decision of a 6-velocity guide or Xtronic constantly variable automated transmission with optional all-wheel drive.
The new Juke goes on sale in Europe later this yr. There is no word on when it will present up in the States, but it will likely look like this when it does. Click on any picture for a greater version.