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.