Nissan’s Juke is a versatile little beast. Whether you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive hatchback, frugal supermini, potent hot hatch or searing supercar, it covers pretty much every base.
Don’t believe us? Between regular 1.6-engined Jukes, the diesel model, the Juke NISMO and the Juke-R, each of those categories above is covered.
The diesel has just got a little better at what it does with some minor revisions to bump up economy and cut down on CO2 emissions.
A set of uprated fuel injectors allow for better combustion (and less unburnt fuel), and a more responsive turbocharger helps contribute to a 15 lb-ft rise in torque, now peaking at nearly 192 pounds-feet.
A closed-loop exhaust gas recirculation system for the engine also helps the updated engine meet Euro 6 emissions regulations – a standard that doesn’t officially debut until September next year.
That’s something to celebrate, as Euro 6’s standards are much tougher on diesel pollutants than the existing Euro 5 regulations. You’ll be able to breathe relatively easily near a Juke from now on…
Other mechanical tweaks include shortened 1st and 2nd gear ratios for better low-speed responses, and longer ratios for the rest of the gearbox for better economy – aided by that extra torque. Performance is unchanged at 11.2 seconds to 62 mph, topping out at 109 mph if you live near an autobahn…
Eco mode on the Nissan Dynamic Control system limits torque a little, but the upshot is 67.3 mpg combined economy – a 14 percent improvement on the previous engine’s 58.9 mpg.
CO2 has also dropped from 124 g/km to 109 g/km, meaning band B VED and a yearly bill of just 20 a year, rather than 105.
Nissan expects the best-selling model to be the highly-specced Juke N-Tec, which starts at 16,295 – though a Juke in Visia spec will set you back a grand or so less.
Priced from: 14,895
Available from: Now
We’re not seeing any downsides here: If you were in the market for a Nissan Juke, it’s just got a whole lot cleaner and significantly cheaper to run.
Even if you don’t enjoy the full benefits of that 14 percent economy improvement – we’re always wary of sky-high fuel efficiency figures, and you should be too – you’ll immediately save 85 a year on vehicle tax, without spending a penny extra at the dealership.
The Juke has just got a little more versatile…
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