2015 Nissan Juke Bears 370Z Headlights and 1.2-Liter Turbo Engine
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Nissan has been very careful to keep the Juke looking as weird as it always has. The model they have brought to Geneva suffers no big changes over the outgoing variant, but it does feature new-shape headlights, the manufacturer’s new grille and some fresh tech options.
The lights are similar in shape to those found on a 370Z, though, on the Juke nose, they create a different overall look, plus they can now be had as Xenons. The new gas-filled bulbs will give it a posher appearance (from a distance and at night) and are complimented by an opening sunroof, new range of alloy wheels, an extended color palette that features three new shades plus the extensive personalization options that are now on offer.
Two-wheel drive versions will benefit from a 40 percent more cavernous boot, thanks to a rethink of the luggage area which can now hold up to 354 liters.
There’s also a new 1.2-liter (DIG-T) turbocharged engine that replaces the 1.6-liter unit the Juke’s been available with; it makes slightly less power, at 113 hp, but more toqrue than before, rated at 190 Nm (140 lb-ft). It reportedly uses 5.5 l/100 km (42 mpg US/ 51.3 mpg UK) with stop/start specified, partly on the merit of not being available with efficiency-denting all-wheel drive.
The other petrol engine, a 1.6-liter DIG-T “has been further improved to deliver lower end torque below 2,000 rpm” through obtaining a higher compression ratio than before and cooler operation of the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). It can be had either as a front-wheel drive model or with all-wheel drive, mated as standard to a six-speed manual or the optional Xtronic setup (a CVT); specs for the 1.5-liter dCI remain unchanged.
Tech is another area where this revised Juke reaps benefits: all models come with trendy LED daytime-running lights as standard, while NissanConnect, Nissan Safety Shield and Around View Monitor are all desirable options.
The 2014 Juke (2015MY in North America) will go on sale this summer.
Facelifted Nissan Juke Nismo RS Gets a Power Boost as Well for Europe
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Like the regular 2015 Nissan Juke that was revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, the performance version of the series named the Juke Nismo RS gains new boomerang shaped headlamps and other minor cosmetic revisions, but more importantly, it also gets an 18hp boost for the 1.6-liter turbo'd engine that now delivers 215hp (218PS) in European spec (the N.A. model already had 215hp).
Peak torque on front-wheel drive models with the standard six-speed manual increases from 250Nm (184 lb-ft) to 280Nm (206 lb-ft), with Nissan dropping in a mechanical Limited Slip Differential on the updated version. Four-wheel drive models that come with Torque Vectoring and Nissan's CVT X-tronic transmission with paddle shifts and an eight-speed manual mode continue to produce 250Nm of torque.
Nissan says the performance gains are accompanied by an improved soundtrack, thanks to the re-tuned exhaust system with a larger diameter muffler.
The Japanese firm made structural changes to the body to increase torsional stiffness, while other chassis-related changes include the enhanced braking system with bigger 320mm front disk brakes and ventilated rear discs, and revised spring and damper settings.
Cosmetic revisions (aside from the new head- and tail-lamps), include new "V-motion" grille, RS badges and red brake calipers, plus the option of Recaro bucket seats for the interior.
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Back to the dual exhaust thing . . . 6 cylinders and lower don't benefit from factory dual exhausts. You'll make more power with a properly executed y pipe. If you look at most "dual" exhausts on the market, they aren't true duals. It'll be headers into a y pipe. 1 mid pipe into another y pipe to 2 mufflers. Flow isn't increased because the limiting factor is the mid pipe. You'll also save weight going with a single.
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Refreshed Nissan Juke Priced from £13,420 in Britain
The facelifted Nissan Juke will arrive in UK showrooms this June priced from £13,420 for the entry-level, front-wheel drive version rising to £22,670 for a top-spec Tekna AWD DIG-T 190 with a CVT. Nissan has not yet released pricing for the updated 215hp (218PS) Nismo model.
Highlights for the mid-cycle facelift include revised styling that doesn't really alter the Juke's love it or loathe it looks as it is essentially limited to the lights and bumper designs, a 40 percent increase in luggage capacity for the 2WD version and improved levels of standard equipment, plus the ability to personalize the crossover through its "Nissan Design Studio" program.
Even though Nissan added a new 1.2-liter (DIG-T 115) turbocharged petrol unit producing 113hp (115PS) and 190Nm (140 lb-0ft), it will continue to offer the 1.6-liter naturally aspirated unit as a base engine.
I know, it looks like one of those colorfully decorated trucks we see in documentaries about India, but there's nothing remotely cute or funny about this wild Juke R.
That "R" in its name comes from "GT-R", as in Nissan's insanely fast sports car, and it's the work of Russian tuning outfit Shpilli Villi Engineering.
As if the regular GT-R's twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 wasn't powerful enough, the Russians tuned it to deliver around 800-horses with a nitro shot adding another 200hp; that's 1,000 horsepower ladies and gents!
Not to be confused with the original Juke R, the custom-made crossover has suspension and chassis parts sourced from the GT-R and it allows the driver to switch from AWD to RWD. It tips the scales at 1,600kg or around 3,527 pounds.
You can see how fast it goes in the video after the break.
Nissan has announced that the most hardcore member of the Juke family, the Nismo RS, will go on sale in December in Europe with a €27,450 ($34,620) starting price in France.
The price corresponds to the base front-wheel drive model, with the four-wheel drive model to start from €30,250 ($38,133), also on the French market. The Juke Nismo RS is powered by a 1.6-liter DIG-T turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 218PS (215hp), 18PS more than the Juke Nismo. Torque has also increased from 250Nm (184lb-ft) to 280Nm (206lb-ft) for two-wheel drive versions with manual transmission.
2WD models also get a mechanical Limited Slip Differential (LSD) on the driven front wheels. Other enhancements over the standard Juke Nismo include a sharper chassis set-up, more powerful brakes and extra equipment.
Four-wheel drive models are fitted with Nissan’s Torque Vectoring System and the Xtronic transmission as standard, while peak torque is 250Nm. Xtronic models also feature standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Nismo RS also features a retuned exhaust system with a large diameter silencer for a sportier soundtrack.
Styling upgrades over the Juke Nismo include lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, a dark chrome V-motion grille, tailgate spoiler, red brake calipers and discreet “RS” badging on the front and rear. The RS logo also appears in the cabin in the rev counter, with the Nismo RS featuring a performance-oriented steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear **** and door trims, , as well as special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching.
The new Juke Nismo RS is available in three exterior colors (White Pearl, Black Metallic or Silver Grey), with a single bespoke interior treatment.