The 2017 Nissan Juke is widely expected by industry analysts to receive a more modest look!
Since its debut back in 2011, Nissan has always stirred controversy with its statement-like Juke designs. Having heard what consumers are saying, it appears that the Japanese auto maker is now poised to act differently with the new Nissan Juke 2017.
2017 Nissan Juke Changing Styles
Back in September last year, the company had unveiled its Gripz concept SUV. This was a fusion of the performance based on a sports car, but with features taken from a compact crossover. When unveiling the Gripz, Nissan used the analogy of a cyclist to describe the practicality of the design. Where the bicycle is used to cycle to work in the morning, and then for a power-charged ride back after work.
Nissan is now expected to base the 2017 Nissan Juke on that concept. Judging from the size of Gripz-based vehicles, the new Juke will clearly be a compact crossover. However, it will support the DNA of a sports car through its overall design.
Based on what Gripz SUV has to offer, as well as on the current Gen 1 of the Juke, expect it to come with a V-shaped grille in front, and familiar LED headlights that are arrow-shaped in design. The second generation Juke is also likely to inherit a beefed-up C-Pillar as well as floating roof. That will be like those of the Nissan Sway exhibited in Geneva, albeit slightly re-engineered.
And while the 2017 Nissan Juke is expected to be spruced up a bit in its looks, analysts at Motoring expect that it will come out with a more conservative design than what the current Juke supports.
Power Changes in new Nissan Juke 2017
In addition to a more modest and toned-down design, the 2017 Nissan Juke will also come with some engine updates. Expect the designers at Nissan to offer a powertrain based on a plug-in hybrid engine. It is highly likely that engineers will marry the Nissan LEAF’s electric motor with a smaller petrol engine to serve as a generator that charges the hybrid Juke’s batteries.
This engine design of the Nissan Juke for 2017 is very much in keeping with the Gripz’s “Pure Drive” e-Power EV technology, designed to provide almost silent, efficient and swift acceleration. The combination of these technologies will deliver around 100 HP, and will provide approximately 245 Nm in terms of torque.
In other markets, the 2017 Nissan Juke is expected to be offered in a variety of 4-cylinder petrol engine models, with a high-end version supporting a 1.6L turbo engine that generated 217 HP, and capable of delivering 260 Nm of torque. This engine configuration is something that auto experts will recall is the same as that from the Renault Clio RS 220.
Expected Release Date
While there is no formal release date for the 2017 Nissan Juke set as yet, it is expected that details will be released sometime later this year, with commercial availability slated for 2017. Stay tuned for more on this one!