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Geneva 2010: Nissan Juke – a breath of fresh air

Nissan shows a world first in Geneva in the jukebox, with the company bringing fresh air into the small car segment wants. With the crossover, the brand will build on the success of the Qashqai. The top version of the Juke is powered by a newly developed 1.6-liter gasoline engine with turbocharging and direct injection. It produces 140 kW / 190 hp and up to 240 Newton meters of torque.

The 190-horsepower gasoline engine is standard with the more developed combined Nissan-wheel drive. It can power not only between the front and rear split up to a ratio of 50:50, but the first time distributed variably between the two rear wheels. This additional function for a four-wheel drive is a complete novelty in the segment of small and compact cars. The second engine option for the Juke is a 1.6-liter 16V gasoline unit – as another technology innovation – two injectors per cylinder. It provides 86 kW / 117 hp and 157 Nm of torque maximum mobilized. This comes as the third best aggregate of the 1.5 dCi common-rail turbo diesel with 81 kW / 110 hp and 240 Nm of torque.

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