Turbocharged Nissan Juke “makes diesel exciting”With over 8500 models of the Nissan Juke sold since its launch, Nissan maintains that this new diesel variant will continue to “play on all the established Juke quirks and elevate them to a new level where spirited performance and incredible driveability are met by utterly exceptional fuel efficiency.”
Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the 1.5-litre dCi engine in the new Juke produces 81kW of power at 4000 rpm and 260Nm of torque (20Nm up from the previous edition) at 1500 rpm, while three drive modes - Normal, Eco and Sport - allow the driver to adjust the Juke diesel's personality via the Interactive Driver Control to suit the mood. In Eco mode peak torque is limited to 220Nm (with the full 260 available on kick-down).
The new Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi returns a combined cycle average fuel consumption figure of just 4.2-litres per 100 km (Nissan’s figures), with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km, which means it is below the threshold for the emissions tax.
Formula 1-inspired engine technology can also be found in the engine of the new Juke diesel, where DLC (diamond-like carbon) coatings for the tappets form part of low-friction enhancements to improve operating efficiency.
The engine also features a reduction in combustion noises as well as new-generation start-stop technology, with smart management technology which ensures a quick restart procedure; the engine firing up again within 0.5 seconds of the clutch being engaged.
Value for moneyThe new Nissan Juke diesel’s standard kit includes 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, keyless entry and a start/stop button, an immobiliser, electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, electric windows all round, privacy glass in the rear, a multifunction leather-bound steering wheel, trip data computer, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free telephony and audio streaming, a quality four-speaker audio system with USB and iPod ports, cruise control with a speed limiter, six cup or bottle holders, two-tone suede-touch upholstery and a leather-trimmed gear lever.
Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi - PriceNissan Juke 1.5 dCi Acenta+ – R263 800
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The price includes a standard 3-year/100 00km warranty and a 3-year/90 000km service plan.