Nissan’s quirky Juke set to ditch petrol energy – report

Nissan’s daring little crossover, the Juke, will reportedly go totally electrical for its subsequent era.

Auto Specific stories the next-generation Juke may take inspiration from the angular Nissan’s Hyper Punk idea, showcased at this 12 months’s Tokyo motor present, together with its sharp creases and full-width rear mild bar.

The subsequent Juke may use the CMF-B EV platform that may underpin the subsequent Micra, in addition to the upcoming Renault 4 and 5 revivals.

CMF-B EV fashions will use an electrically excited synchronous motor powering the entrance wheels that’s stated to be extra highly effective than a everlasting magnet design, and doesn’t require any uncommon earth metals, making it cheaper and cleaner to supply.

Auto Specific stories batteries within the Juke may range in capability from 40kWh to 52kWh, and have nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) chemistry, with as much as 400km of vary.

Final 12 months Renault revealed one of many 5’s drivetrain choices can be often called the ePT-100kW, pointing to a 100kW electrical motor.

Auto Specific stories the Juke may acquire a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup, teeing up the opportunity of a Juke Nismo revival however with electrical energy and all-paw traction.

Precise launch timing for the brand new Juke just isn’t recognized, however a report from Autocar earlier this 12 months instructed a brand new Juke would launch in Europe throughout 2025 – although this report instructed it could additionally provide an e-Energy hybrid powertrain, and use the CMF-EV underpinnings of the Nissan Ariya and Renault Megane E-Tech.

The subsequent Juke is predicted to stay the same measurement to the present era, at round 4.2m lengthy, and can be positioned to compete with the likes of the Hyundai Kona.

It could doubtless slot underneath the upcoming Leaf alternative, which is predicted to transition from a hatchback to a extra fascinating crossover format.

Nissan plans to announce 27 new electrified fashions – comprising 19 new electrical autos (EVs) and eight new hybrid fashions – throughout the Nissan and Infiniti manufacturers by fiscal 12 months 2030.

It would additionally go electric-only in Europe from 2030, although Australia received’t observe the identical timeframe.

The corporate hopes that 98 per cent of the autos offered in Europe can be electrified by 2026. That is up from the forecasted 75 per cent gross sales mixture of electrified autos from late 2021.

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