The new 2020 Nissan Juke is not appearing in the US. Instead, the Japanese company replaced it with Kicks subcompact crossover. Nevertheless, this model will still be available in other markets. What’s more, the edition for the 2020 season will come with a fresh look and probably new engines. The second generation of Nissan Juke is on the way.
This small crossover won our hearts. Its futuristic design needs an update. Also, buyers in Europe can’t wait to hear what is going on with the Nismo version of this small vehicle. This performance-oriented model puts out more power than the regular setup. Of course, it costs more as well. We believe the 2020 Nissan Juke will share a lot of things with Kicks. The US version is also going towards the first update.
The engine lineup is also expecting an update. There are four different configurations of the 1.6-liter petrol engine and one diesel unit. A 1.3-liter powertrain was recently introduced, and it perfectly fits the class. Another possibility is a hybrid unit. But, there are no words about this one.
2020 Nissan Juke Specs
The base setup for the upcoming 2020 Nissan Juke includes a 1.6-liter engine and a five-speed manual transmission. This configuration is capable to produce either 95 or 115 hp (70-85 kW), and 140-160 Nm of torque (100-115 lb-ft). The US version of the same model adds 10 ponies more. Twisting power is the same. Front-wheel drive is the only choice for manual transmission. It has five gears. A stronger engine needs 11 seconds to reach 60 mph, and weaker configuration more than 12.
The same drivetrain can be turbocharged. In this case, power goes up to 140 kW (190 hp) and 240 Nm (180 lb-ft) of torque. Again, the base setup is using a front-wheel drive. But, this time, there is another option with AWD. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, while you can also purchase Xtronic automatic CVT transmission. The 2020 Nissan Juke with this engine will need 8 seconds for 0-60 mph. Also, top speed jumps above 210 kmh (130 mph).
These are not the only options for the 2020 Nissan Juke. Top of the class model, Nismo, is getting an extra touch for more power. Well, the performance-oriented crossover keeps a 1.6-liter drivetrain. Engineers will maximize its outputs to 150 kW (200 hp) and 250 Nm (185 lb-ft). extra power will make the vehicle go faster (215 kmh max speed, less than 8 sec for 0-60). Well, the Juke Nismo is getting more visual and cosmetic updates to become more aggressive and appealing.
Since Nissan is part of the big alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi, it uses a 1.5-liter diesel engine. This one is the most reliable unit by the French carmaker. It delivers 80 kW (110 hp) thanks to a turbocharger, as well as 180 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. A diesel engine is not so quick, but it saves a lot of fuel with significant consumption reduction.
2020 Nissan Juke is Getting a New Engine
Finally, a new engine in the lineup is a 1.3-liter unit. It reduces emissions by 25 percent. According to news, this one is the replacement for the base 1.6-liter drivetrains. The drivetrain comes as a result of cooperation with a German giant, Daimler. The same unit is under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Engineers will replace the entire powertrain system. Besides the mill, there is a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The new engine can deliver 140 or 160 hp.
Nissan is planning to add another unit but in 2021. It will be a diesel 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine. We will know more about its development and usage during next year.
2020 Nissan Juke Cosmetic Changes
The company released the first teaser images. The new look is a product of the British department. However, fans can expect some changes to happen before the 2020 Nissan Juke enters production. First of all, the new crossover looks very aesthetic. This vehicle will share the CMF architecture with the brand-new Renault Clio. The small hatchback entered the fifth generation recently. Both ends of the Juke are revisited, but we will see how many changes will be there on the production model.
Interior will also suffer changes. However, the company is not teasing us with photos of the cockpit. The larger architecture will offer more space inside the cabin. However, do not expect high levels of comfort. Remember, Juke is still a subcompact crossover. The sloping roofline won’t allow the cargo area to take too many items. Safety and infotainment will make up the lack of room. Nissan is always there with high-tech options, while Renault will add its own touches to improve the comfort. This is a kind of trademark for all French carmaker. The alliance makes all participants benefit from their partnership.
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