Revised 1.5-litre dCi unit is the most efficient yet, with a claimed average of 67.3mpg

A more economical engine option has been made available for the Nissan Juke.

The revised 1.5-litre dCi diesel offers CO2 emissions of 109g/km and a claimed average economy of 67.3mpg, a notable improvement over the previous unit, which delivered 124g/km of CO2 and 58.6mpg.

A range of technical changes made to the latest engine generation make it the most efficient in the Juke line-up. These changes include revised piezo-electrical fuel-injection nozzles, which provide a better spray pattern, and the introduction of a closed-loop exhaust gas recycling system.

Nissan says that since launching the Juke in 2010 that more than a third of total sales have been powered by the last generation of the 1.5-litre dCi. 

The new diesel unit also features Nissan’s start-stop system. A dynamic control system, which allows the driver to choose from three different engine settings, also helps boost fuel efficiency.

The new engine will be available across all Juke models, excluding the Nismo.

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11 June 2013

It doesn't matter what engine they put in the Juke, it still looks like a car that Coco the Clown should be driving.

It is also an easy car to re-name.  Just replace one letter - either the J with a P, or the U with an O, and you get a far more accurate name for this monstrosity.

11 June 2013

No matter what anone says, the Juke is selling well for Nissan, and a more efficient diesel engine can only help it further. Would have this over so many other cars out there, kudos for Nissan for having the balls to make sucha vehicle

you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig

11 June 2013

Is this the same 1.5 dCi engine that's found homes in Renault, Dacia and even Mercedes cars? ...

11 June 2013

It is featured in over 40 vehicles from Mercedes, Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Suzuki.

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11 June 2013

Red Dress wrote:

It is featured in over 40 vehicles from Mercedes, Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Suzuki.

 

Suzuki?

11 June 2013

Juke is doing well in sales but that may be primarily because it has little if any competition.

Things are changing with the arrival of Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur. Ford Ecosport and Fiat crossover are on the horizon too.

11 June 2013

fadyady wrote:

Juke is doing well in sales but that may be primarily because it has little if any competition.

Things are changing with the arrival of Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur. Ford Ecosport and Fiat crossover are on the horizon too.

It's had a few rivals, MINI Countryman, Kia Soul and Skoda Yeti for example. Or if you look at the average buyer (I assume mostly young, although I know a couple who are both nearly 60 with one) you can also add into that mix any of the "premium" superminis, like the MINI, DS3 etc.

11 June 2013

I think it is a joint venture between Nissan India and Suzuki India, remember the Pixo and Alto

you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig

11 June 2013

I think Nissan should be doing something about the petrol engines chosen by nearly two thirds of Juke buyers. Many of these are bought for predominantly urban use, so petrol is the sensible choice, but the low gearing and poor fuel consumption is a frequent subject of discussion on owners forums.

11 June 2013

catnip wrote:

I think Nissan should be doing something about the petrol engines...

I couldn't agree more. Since this 1.5 is made by Renault, I wonder why doesn't Nissan given its Juke Renault's 1.2 petrol turbo engine? I've heard good things about its on-raod performance and efficiency.

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