The Nissan Juke, the brand's iconic urban crossover, is now available with an advanced hybrid powertrain for even greater performance and efficiency.
Nissan Juke Hybrid 2022
The Juke Hybrid features a multi-mode hybrid powertrain that is efficient and responsive for a harmonious driving experience. Drivers and passengers alike will enjoy pure electric starting, attractive driving performance and extremely low fuel consumption thanks to the intelligent multi-mode transmission, efficient braking with energy recovery and a powerful battery.
“Nissan's electrification strategy is gaining momentum. The new Juke Hybrid marks another milestone towards our strategic goal of electrifying all models by 2023.” Said Guillaume Cartier, president of Nissan in the AMIEO region.
The ultimate goal of the developers of the new hybrid powertrain was to match the Juke's agile and dynamic performance, as recognized by the combustion engine version's drivers.
Driving experience like in an electric car
Traditional hybrid systems offer an emotionless driving experience thanks to the combination of internal combustion engine and battery, while the Juke Hybrid's intelligent transmission is tuned for the maximum electric distance that drivers value most. A key goal of Nissan's designers was to reduce the frequency of stops and starts of the internal combustion engine, which annoys and annoys many people. This increases driving pleasure and optimizes system efficiency.
During the tests, it was possible to achieve up to 80% driving time in the city in electric mode. Short hybrid phases recharged the battery, after which the car switched back to pure electric power. Nissan Juke Hybrid not only starts off in electric mode, but using the energy stored in the battery, it can also accelerate to 55 km/h, so that the driver can enjoy the long-lasting driving pleasure and sensations of a fully electric car.
The system automatically makes the most of the electric driving mode. Drivers of the Nissan Juke Hybrid can also activate this mode themselves when they do not want to start the internal combustion engine - for example, when driving in residential buildings, near a school, in a parking lot, at a roadside window or in traffic. . As soon as the battery condition allows, the Juke Hybrid will use only electric drive.
Efficient internal combustion engine thanks to synergy in the Alliance
Moving on to the details that make the Juke Hybrid's drivetrain so unique, it's worth mentioning the knowledge and experience that testifies to the unified engineering forces of the Alliance.
The powertrain uses Nissan's next-generation high-tech internal combustion engine, designed specifically for hybrid operation. It develops 69 kW (94 hp) and offers up to 148 Nm of torque.
Electric drive is provided by a 36 kW (49 hp) Nissan electric motor with 205 Nm of torque. Renault comes with a 15kW high-voltage starter generator, inverter and 1.2kWh liquid-cooled battery pack, as well as an innovative gearbox.
This unit delivers 25 % more power than the current Juke petrol engine, while saving up to 40 % city and 20 % combined fuel economy (data subject to approval).
Intelligent automatic transmission
An essential component of Nissan Juke Hybrid driving pleasure is an advanced, friction-reduced multi-mode transmission that optimizes drive power from an electric motor, a combustion engine, or both.
To reduce friction inside the gearbox, instead of conventional synchronizers, clutches are used to shift four gears in an internal combustion engine and two in an electric drive. Eliminating the traditional clutch serves the same purpose. The car always starts in 100% electric mode. Two electric actuators synchronize gear shifting for smooth and dynamic acceleration.
Transmission operation is controlled by an advanced algorithm that manages gear shifting, battery charging and innovative series-parallel system operation. The powertrain can operate in a variety of hybrid modes (series, parallel or series-parallel) depending on acceleration and power requirements. Switching modes is distinguished by a high culture of work and does not require the participation of the driver. As a result, there is no “braking” effect negatively perceived by users of traditional hybrid cars, and the driver can always count on smooth and fast response and excellent driving performance. Emissions and fuel consumption remain low, so the solution combines the benefits of both drive types.
Energy recovery braking
When braking, the electric motor acts as a generator, converting kinetic energy into electricity. It is stored in the battery that powers the hybrid drive.
The advanced braking system combines regenerative braking with traditional frictional mechanical braking for efficient energy management while maintaining a natural brake pedal feel. The driver does not even notice the interaction of the two systems - the pedal works continuously and gives an intuitive feeling.
The Juke Hybrid is equipped with a drive mode switch that allows the driver to select one of the following modes: Eco, Normal or Sport. Different modes affect the power of the power steering, the operation of the air conditioning system and the characteristics of the accelerator pedal. In the case of the new hybrid powertrain, the regenerative braking function and charging of the traction battery also depend on the selected driving mode. For example, in sport mode, braking energy regeneration is set to a high level to provide maximum power for dynamic acceleration. Eco mode reduces the energy consumption of the air conditioning system, increasing efficiency.
Smooth city driving with electronic pedal
Like the all-electric LEAF, the Juke Hybrid features an electronic pedal that lets you control acceleration and braking using just the accelerator pedal. When the driver takes his foot off the accelerator pedal, the vehicle starts to brake (up to 0.15 g) until the critical speed is reached (approx. 5 km/h). In certain situations, and if it is necessary to completely stop the car, it may be necessary to additionally press the brake pedal (for convenience, you can turn on the "auto hold" function to keep the car stationary). The driver quickly gets used to the intuitive use of the electronic pedal. City driving becomes less stressful and smoother, and the battery is fully charged by the energy recovered during braking and deceleration, providing even more driving pleasure, like in an electric car.
Changes in appearance
The hybrid version of the Juke retained the style of a sports coupe-crossover. We have taken care of every detail: numerous small changes are aimed at optimizing aerodynamic efficiency and emphasize that the Juke Hybrid is an electrified vehicle. There are Hybrid badges on the front doors and trunk lid.
The Juke Hybrid's grille features a new Nissan logo and a high-gloss black stripe along the line of contact with the hood, reminiscent of other electrified Nissan vehicles.
The air intake grille itself has a mesh structure, and the less need for cooling the engine compartment in the hybrid version has reduced airflow openings and improved aerodynamics. Changes to improve airflow also affected the lower part of the body, under the bumper. The hybrid version adds a shutter in the grille that automatically opens or closes the cooling air supply as needed, minimizing the vehicle's frontal drag.
The reshaped spoiler above the rear window improves airflow behind the car. The moldings on the front wheels were also changed and moved, and an additional cover was installed under the rear axle, improving the aerodynamic performance of this part of the car. These small but significant changes have reduced CO2 emissions by around 2g/100km, reflecting Nissan's commitment to performance.
The Nissan Juke Hybrid also introduces new two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels (also available on internal combustion engines) and two-tone 19-inch alloy wheels similar to those of the Ariya for more attractive looks and aerodynamic qualities.
The right dial of the dashboard is the speedometer, and the left dial is the power gauge, the needle of which moves between the fields "charging" when regenerating energy when braking, "eco" when operating the electric drive, and "power". » (power) with simultaneous operation of gasoline and electric engines. There is also a battery indicator at the bottom of the left dial.
The energy flow diagram can be displayed on the 7-inch screen between the clock in the instrument cluster. Clear and understandable animation allows the driver to understand the principle and operation of the car's transmission.
The e-Pedal button is located on the center console behind the electric parking brake button, and the 100% electric drive button is located between the center air vents. When the e-Pedal and EV functions are activated, a message appears at the bottom of the instrument cluster screen.
Boot space is 354 liters, just 68 liters less than the petrol version, thanks to the 1.2 kWh battery. With the rear sofa folded down, the luggage compartment remains the largest in its class (1237 liters). The size of the rear knee space has not changed either (553 mm).
“The launch of the new Juke Hybrid is another key step in completing Nissan's electrified vehicle lineup. We are in the midst of an electrified product offensive where we place equal emphasis on environmental performance and driving pleasure. Like all of our electrified models, the Juke Hybrid is changing the rules of the segment with bold innovations for even greater performance and efficiency,” said Arnaud Charpentier, Nissan vice president of product strategy and pricing at AMIEO.
“Drivers of the Nissan Juke Hybrid will enjoy its responsiveness and agility, which have been enhanced by the introduction of an advanced electrified powertrain. The car offers even higher performance and impressive efficiency, as well as driving pleasure,” he added.
Nissan Juke Hybrid Specifications (Pending)
- Engine - ICE 1.6 l + electric motor
- HP power (kW) — 94 HP (69 kW) + 49 hp (36 kW)
- Combined fuel consumption (l/100km) — 5.2
- CO2 emissions combined (g/km) — 117