Journalists British magazine “Autocar” first got behind the wheel of a prototype Nissan Juke next generation. A couple of weeks before the world debut of the model they revealed some details about the new product.
The appearance test of the prototype was hidden behind the camouflage, but the company’s representatives said, what inspired the designers when creating the image of the new cross. According to them, in the exterior of the updated Juke will be clearly visible features of the concepts of the GT-R, 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, as well as crossover Gripz. As said the Director works with the design, the model will still be “recognizable Juke”.
The test prototype was equipped with a liter engine from the Nissan Micra with the power of 115 horsepower. This is currently the only proven powerplant. Paired with her working seven-speed gearbox dual-clutch, but the CVT from the usual Japanese engineers have decided to refuse.
Also expect a 1.3-liter petrol power unit, 1.5 litre diesel and 1.6-liter turbo engine with recoil about 200 horsepower.
As for the appearance of a rechargeable hybrid, the company representatives replied rather vague – they did not approve it, but also has not denied probability of occurrence PHEV variations. It is worth to note that Renault has officially confirmed the release of Captur PHEV, which is one of the competitors Juke, it is likely that the Japanese will produce a similar variation.
According to journalists inside the car lot of changes already in the database, the crossover will get a multimedia system with touch screen, as well as finishing materials of improved quality. The top-end variant will be three different personalization pack includes contrasting stitching and elements of Alcantara.
It will also be possible to connect the crossover to the specific application Nissan Connected Services. This app can remotely track the location of machinery, as well as its speed, using this app you can remotely open and close doors, and if you sync the app with the assistant of Google Home, you will get the opportunity to ask up to 35 commands, such as “Google, do I need to pump the tires?”.
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For the first time Juke will acquire adjustable steering wheel height and reach. Thanks to growing up on 106 mm wheelbase, inside the car can now comfortably accommodate four adults. In addition, increased Luggage capacity from 354 to 422 L.
The official premiere of the new car is scheduled for 3 September.
What do you think, will the new Juke to repeat the success of “first”?