The current generation of Nissan’s funky-looking subcompact crossover has been around since 2019 but it looks surprisingly fresh. Nevertheless, the Japanese manufacturer keeps it up to date in technical aspects as well, considering that the hybrid version was introduced for the 2022 model in Europe and now it’s coming to Australia. The system is basically the same, while there are also minor visual tweaks that bring minimal difference compared to the previous model years.
In any case, the 2023 Nissan Juke Hybrid continues to deliver what it does best. It looks attractive and combines that with solid performance and decent practicality. Moreover, the hybrid version offers notable benefits in terms of performance and fuel economy, especially in urban environments.
2023 Nissan Juke Hybrid Powertrain
The heart and soul of the 2023 Nissan Juke Hybrid is its powertrain, which is modern but isn’t new, considering that we’ve already seen it in Juke’s siblings from Renault – Clio and Captur. The system uses a proven 1.6-liter normally aspirated four-cylinder engine that puts out around 93 horsepower (69kW) and 148 pound-feet of torque. It gets help from a single electric motor with 48 horses (36kW) and 205Nm of torque, but the company never came up with the combined output. In any case, the overall performance is notably better compared to the version powered with a 1.0-liter turbo engine.
The system comes with a 1.2-kWh battery, which offers EV mode and comes with a pretty nice multi-mode gearbox that sends power to the front.
The hybrid version is not just more capable than the turbo-petrol unit, but also offers better fuel economy, especially in urban conditions. The combined fuel economy goes around 5.2 lt/100km (50 US mpg / 54 UK mpg), which is pretty good for a small crossover. When it comes to CO2 emissions, the Juke is good for about 118 g/km.
As we already mentioned, the hybrid system includes a 1.2-kWh battery. Also, you may count on regenerative braking, as well as the e-Pedal mode. Thanks to these features the pure EV mode is available too and works at speeds of up to 55km/h. The company didn’t come up with the EV range but if we consider that this is a self-charging hybrid, it probably isn’t too long.
2023 Nissan Juke Hybrid Design
In terms of the overall design, not many things have changed since the initial launch three years ago. The crossover rides on the CMF-B platform and shares most of the parts with Renault Captur, in terms of mechanics. On the other hand, the exterior design comes in Juke’s typical manner, with lots of funky design solutions and recognizable twin headlights. Among new details, there is a slightly redesigned grille, new logo, new rear spoiler and a few more things.
The same thing is with the interior design, which comes with a nice-looking dashboard that isn’t much different from the petrol version. You can find recognizable design solutions, with the main difference in the instrument cluster, which comes with gauges adapted to the hybrid powertrain. The cabin is reasonably spacious given the overall dimensions, though the second-row passengers may have some trouble with headroom.
While the actual trim level organization depends on the market, the fact is that every base Juke comes equipped fairly well. Some of the highlights are 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition etc.
Among many available options you can get, some of the highlights are goodies like LED foglights, heated seats, navigation, parking sensors, push-button start, ambient lighting, leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, automatic cruise control, 360-degree camera etc.
Finally, the most expensive versions come with various materials upgrades like leather and chrome, 10-speaker Bose audio system, Alcantara seats, 19-inch wheels, privacy glass etc.
2023 Nissan Juke Hybrid Release Date and Price
The 2023 Nissan Juke Hybrid will hit all markets by the end of year. When it comes to starting price, the UK version currently starts at around £27,000, whch is equial to 49.000 Australian Dollars.