The Nissan Juke may look like a funny joke to you, but in many ways it is the perfect car for today’s Britain. The car boasts a daring design that is cheeky and trendy, and it is as economical as cars of this type current get. The Brits love those qualities. Now the Juke has become more appealing, as Nissan has updated its 1.5 liter diesel engine to be greener, quieter, and slightly more powerful.
The new 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine is rated at 110 PS and 260Nm of torque – 20 more torque than before – available from 17,50 rpm. It gives you better pulling power and makes the job of overtaking less of a peril. Zero to 60 mph takes 11.2 seconds in this car, and the top speed is 109 mph.
But you don’t buy a 1.5 liter diesel car for performance. You do so for the economy. That is where the new Juke shines. You can get up to 67.3mpg out of this engine, making it the most fuel efficient engine in the lineup, while Co2 emissions are at a very responsible 109g/km level.
Changes made to the diesel engine include revised piezo-electric fuel injection nozzles and a new variable geometry turbocharger – a technology born in the Porsche 996 Turbo – and a new air intake system, plus a closed-loop low-pressure exhaust gas recycling (EGR) system.
Since its launch in the UK at the end of 2010, more than 19,000 diesel-powered Jukes have been sold in the UK.