The Japanese manufacturer says the electrified powertrain reduces emissions and fuel consumption, while at the same time gaining in driving pleasure and direct response.
The engine in the Juke has been specially designed for use in a hybrid system. It develops 69 kW (94 hp) and a maximum torque of 148 Nm. It is supported by an electric motor with 36 kW (49 hp) and 205 Nm of torque. In addition, the system consists of a 15 kW starter-generator, an inverter and a 1.2 kWh water-cooled battery.
The powertrain offers 25 percent more power than the current gasoline engine. Fuel consumption in urban traffic should be reduced by about 40 percent, and in mixed traffic by up to 20 percent. The Juke Hybrid's expected fuel consumption is 5.0 to 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers, which equates to CO2 emissions of 114 to 117 grams per kilometer. Official measurements have not yet been completed.
At the heart of the Nissan Juke Hybrid is a low-friction multi-modal transmission. “It transfers traction to the wheels evenly, quickly and efficiently – whether the car is powered purely by electricity, or by a gasoline engine, or by a combination of both engines,” the developers explain. The gearbox is set up in such a way that in first gear the car is driven exclusively by electric drive and can thus accelerate to 55 km/h.
With the e-Pedal Step System, the Juke Hybrid can be accelerated and decelerated with just the accelerator pedal. If you take your foot off the pedal while the system is activated, a moderate deceleration will occur that will slow the vehicle down to walking speed. The hybrid battery is charged by recuperation.
Deliveries of the Juke Hybrid are due to begin in late summer 2022.