More 2017 Nissan Juke News Revealed
The 2017 Nissan Juke is a highly anticipated release that is set to arrive next year. This model will be the next generation with some interesting new refinements. The first generation Juke made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. Since then it has won over many people in Europe, and it has been a strong seller here in Australia. Here are all the details that we know so far and a few rumours for good measure.
A More Refined 2nd Generation Juke?
The new Nissan Juke 2016 is a great car that has garnered many admirers in Australia and further afield. However, technology is always advancing, and car manufacturers must keep pace with their competitors or risk losing market share. According to industry insiders, the next generation Juke will have a cleaner engine, more onboard technology, a new platform and perhaps even a hybrid option. Another much requested customer feature has been an upgrade to the cabin design and it seems like Nissan is listening.
The New Platform
The secondary generation Nissan Juke will be built on a new platform that was developed in conjunction with Renault. This platform is called the Common Module Family B segment platform or CMF-B. The current Juke is built on a platform that was introduced in 2002 and has been used on many cars, such as the Nissan Micra, The Nissan Cube, and the Renault Captur. As successful as the previous platform has been, it is good sense to carry out an upgrade that will allow further development in the near future. The new Juke will be the first car to use the CMF-B platform so it will be interesting to see how it is implemented.
Some Specification Details Have Emerged:
Shiro Nakamura, the CEO of Nissan, has been quoted as saying that the new Juke will be, “edgy and less mainstream.” However, the car will still look like a Juke, but we expect some new touches, such as a two tier headlight design, a more hatchback look and flared wheel arches. It is also likely that the interior will take a great deal of inspiration from the new Micra. This would include a new infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The CMF-B platform will allow room for a greater range of engine choices, such as a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder turbocharged unit, a 1.5 litre turbo diesel and a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine. Sadly, it has already been confirmed that the 1.5 litre turbo diesel will not be available here. The CMF-B platform is also a good choice for the recently announced hybrid variant, but there are no further details available at this time.