The Nissan Juke just got a little bit cheaper to run. Nissan has replaced the 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine from previous Juke with a new 1.5-litre dCi diesel, which brings significant improvements in fuel economy.
The numbers speak for themselves. The revised engine offers 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km. The previous unit delivered just 58.6mpg while vomiting 124g/km. That puts Jukes with the new lump in the Band B CO2 emissions vehicle tax category, which costs £20 per year. Previously tax would have set you back £125.
How has Nissan achieved this feat? Simple, if you’ve a brain the size of jupiter: It’s fitted revised piezo-electrical fuel-injector nozzles, which spray fuel more accurately and leave a lot less unburnt fuel knocking about. It’s also fitted a new, more responsive, low-inertia variable geometry turbocharger fed by a more direct air intake path, plus a closed-loop exhaust gas recycling system, stop-start and a thermostatically-controlled oil-pump that reduces engine friction. Boom: free money.
The new Juke 1.5dCi gives you some free performance, too. The changes have boosted torque from 240Nm to 260Nm at 1,750rpm. Nissan’s also made the 1st and 2nd gear ratios a little shorter so they’re more responsive at lower speeds, and made the remaining four slightly longer, allowing them to take better advantage of the extra torque while delivering improved fuel economy.
The latest Nissan Juke 1.5dCi diesel is on sale now with no price increase over the existing model.
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