New York Auto Show: 2011 Nissan Juke Crossover

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 30, 2010

Nissan North America Inc. has just revealed its new Juke sports crossover and will be also shown during New York International Auto Show, starting with Friday, 2nd of April. The new Juke comes with new performance features being powered by a 1.6 L Direct Injection Gasoline turbo engine, featuring an advanced torque vectoring AWD system.

At the interior, the JUKE is fitted with bolstered front seats, a center console based on the design of a motorcycle fuel tank painted in a two-coat high-gloss colour. At the rear, it futures a bench seat for more flexibility of the space, when fold-down it can really carry out a lot of cargo.

For those interested in more options you can also choose for leather-appointed seats, RearView Monitor to Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, navigation system with real-time traffic information and power sliding moonroof. A long list of standard safety features is also available, including six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

One of the most innovative technologies presented by the new JUKE is the I-CON system (Integrated Control System), a tech works as a controller for the automatic climate control system and a drive mode selector with three different throttle/transmission (CVT)/steering response settings Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for maximum efficiency.

The engine that powers the JUKE combines efficient fuel economy with high performance and is expected to have its initial debut in North America. This is the aluminum-alloy16-valve DOHC and inline 4-cylinder engine with 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) Turbo.

The engine is capable of releasing peak power of 180+ horsepower with maximum torque of 170+ lb-ft. the engine can be paired with two types of transmission. There is Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT, or Continuously Variable Transmission, for the S-Mode, and the 6-speed manual transmission but exclusive for the SV FWD and SL FWD.

The Juke uses a system that can aid in reducing the understeeer when the car is cornering allowing an increase in the cornering feel. This is known as the torque vectoring AWD system which can split the torque up to a 50:50 front/rear wheel ratio. It can even split the torque on the rear axle on a side-to-side basis.

To be introduced along with the JUKE is Nissan’s Integrated Control, or I-CON, system. The system offers as a main controller for many of the features like the automatic climate control system. It also allows the choice of three mode settings. There is Normal for everyday driving, Eco to maximize efficiency, and for the more adventurous the sport mode.

Since the I-CON is the central command center of the car, it has a display module that can show different functions and colors subject to how it will be used. The Climate mode displays the temperature settings of the interior and a button to adjust the air flow to suit personal preferences. The "D-Mode" meanwhile allows the driver to change driving modes. The display can reveal important information like those related to the engine or the driving.

Press Release

2011 Nissan JUKE Sports Cross Makes North American Debut at New York International Auto Show

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today unveiled the all-new Nissan JUKE sports cross at a special media preview near Rockefeller Center. The dramatically styled JUKE, which joins Nissan's popular Murano and Rogue crossovers at Nissan dealers nationwide in the fall of 2010, will be on display at the New York International Auto Show at Jacob Javits Center April 2nd through 11th. A special Web broadcast debut is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. It can be viewed at www.nissanjukenyc.com.

Along with its bold design inside and out, which draws on a number of active lifestyle influences including motorcycles and rally cars, JUKE brings unexpected levels of performance from a 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) turbo engine and an advanced torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system with performance technology usually reserved for premium vehicles.

"JUKE is about to carve out a unique space in the rapidly growing compact crossover/hatchback segment with its combination of striking design, agile handling and driving pleasure and user friendly technology," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, NNA. "Add in the convenience, versatility and high seating positioning of a traditional compact SUV – and pricing that is expected to start at just under $20,000 – and you've got a vehicle unlike any other in its class."

The JUKE interior offers bolstered front seats and a center console inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank and finished in a two-coat high-gloss paint. The gearshift sits on top of the console, with a short shifter lever for sporty driving. In the rear, a fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provide passenger and cargo hauling flexibility.

Available features range from leather-appointed seats and RearView Monitor to Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition, navigation system with real-time traffic information and power sliding moonroof. A long list of standard safety features is also available, including six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

Powering JUKE is a standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 180+ horsepower and 170+ lb-ft of torque. The engine, the first application in North America, combines energetic performance and good fuel economy. Two transmissions are offered – Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission (SV FWD and SL FWD models only).

JUKE's torque vectoring AWD system splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also can split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle's cornering feel.

Another new-to-Nissan technology debuting on JUKE is the innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system. The I-CON system functions in one setting as a controller for the automatic climate control system, and in the other offers a drive mode selector with three different throttle/transmission (CVT)/steering response settings – Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for maximum efficiency.

I-CON also serves as a central command center and display module, adopting different display colors and functions depending on how it is being used. In Climate mode, the display shows the interior temperature settings while the "buttons" display air flow preferences. In the "D-Mode," the buttons change to the three driving modes and the display shows engine and drive related dials and information.

"JUKE provides an exceptional level of available technology for its segment and a special character all its own," said Carolin. "We're expecting an enthusiastic response from people attending the New York Auto Show and look forward to JUKE going on sale this fall."

Along with the Web cast video, JUKE images, video downloads and additional information will be available beginning March 31 at nissanjukenyc.com.

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