2015 Nissan Juke SUV Design and Performance
- By Zoran P.
- 11 March, 2014
The 2015 Nissan Juke SUV finally made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. After several teaser images, we now have the opportunity to see the car completely.
Design of 2015 Nissan Juke SUV
The exterior of the 2015 Nissan Juke SUV has not changed much, but what first catches the eye are the new boomerang-shaped upper lights with LED daytime running lamps. There are still big round Xenon headlights below the front grille. Under the bumper is a brand-new insert giving the car more sporty front end. Lower section also include fog lights.
On the side, you will notice that the door mirrors come with integrated LED turn signals. If you choose an equipment package with Around View Monitor, the side mirrors can also feature integrated cameras. The front bumper, fenders, side skirts and rear bumper seem to make one unit, surrounding the lower part of the car.
There are also new LED taillights on the back in the shape of a boomerang. The rear of the car looks kinda more prominent than before. The rear bumper has also been revised, it now looks more aggressive, and under it there is just one exhaust pipe.
When it comes to wheels and rims, there is a choice of a standard 16-inch alloy and steel rims, 17-inch alloy wheels on higher trims, and 18-inch alloy rims with colored inserts.
The new 2015 Nissan Juke SUV will be offered in several trim levels: Visia, Acenta and Tekna.
Interior of the 2015 Nissan Juke SUV was not significantly changed compared to the previous model. Shades of gray are prevailing with the addition of yellow center console, which has been inspired by a motorbike, and bright yellow accents on the doors and air vents. However, the owners will have the option to personalize the interior as it suits them, choosing additional packages that brings red, black or white accents.
On the center part of the dashboard, there is 5.8-inch touchscreen display with installed NissanConnect system. Equipment that comes standard with this model includes a smartphone connectivity, CD player and radio with AUX-In socket, internet radio, manual air conditioning, driver control system with three modes (Normal, Sport, Eco), GPS navigation, Around View Monitor.
Optional packages include Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming support, remote audio controls, automatic A/C, speed limiter, cruise control, chrome accents, light and rain sensors, Start/Stop, parking assistant camera, and glass panel on the roof that can be opened.
The cargo area’s capacity has been increased. In two-wheel-drive versions the cargo space grows up to 12.5 cubic feet, which is equal to 354 liters. That is a 40% increase compared to an earlier models. Of course, the back seats can be folded increasing the space even more.
Engine and Performance
The Japanese automaker has revealed the engine specification for the European region only. In Europe, the 2015 Nissan Juke SUV will be powered by a turbo 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that can develop 113 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. According to some reports, this engine consumes 5.5 liters per 100 km, which is equal to 42 mpg combined in the US or 51.3 mpg combined in the Europe.
There will be also a choice of a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with direct injection that can produce 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, and a 1.5-liter turbo-diesel engine producing 108 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque.
There is no information regarding the gearbox, but there is a chance that Nissan will use the new Xtronic transmission, or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Release Date and Price
Exact specifications and prices for the United States are yet to be announced. These details are expected shortly, because the car will go on sale this summer. The price of the current model starts at $18,990.
Below, you can see more promotional images of the new 2015 Nissan Juke SUV, as well as some photos taken during its promotion at the Auto Show in Geneva.
Watch the launch of this SUV at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
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