A new look and an all-new hybrid powertrain.

It was reported back in July that Nissan would introduce a new Juke in 2017. Not one to disappoint, the company will be giving its now seven-year-old small SUV a makeover at the Tokyo Auto Show. Nissan will introduce the Juke e-Power concept when doors open in Tokyo later this fall.

New Juke rendered:

According to Car and Driver, the new Juke will draw its inspiration from the radical Gripz concept we first saw in 2015. The e-Power will use a unique hybrid powertrain borrowed from the Note e-Power subcompact, pairing a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with a power generator and inverter. The Juke e-Power will harness all of its electricity from the engine, which will act as a generator for the car’s electric motor.

Nissan Gripz Concept


Unlike the Chevrolet Volt or Toyota Prius Prime, the Juke e-Power won’t come with a plug-in option. All of its electric power will come purely from the gasoline engine. The battery pack will be around 1/20 the size of the current Leaf, as not to intrude on interior space, packed away neatly underneath the front seats.

Though the Juke e-Power will just be a concept when it debuts in Tokyo, it’s likely to make production. Expect pricing to be around $20,000 when it does finally reach the market. No word on whether it will come to the U.S.

The new Juke e-Power will join the already confirmed Z concept at the Tokyo Auto Show. The sports car concept is said to get a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 off the Q60 Red Sport with as much as 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 350 pound-feet (474 Newton-meters) of torque. The Tokyo Auto Show will open its doors on October 28, 2017.

Source: Car and Driver

 

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