Nissan has announced a revision for the 1.5 dCi engine available in the funky Juke crossover.

Nissan has announced a revision for the 1.5 dCi engine available in the funky Juke crossover.

The sixth generation of the 1.5 dCi engine brings a healthy 20 Nm (14.75 lb-ft) torque increase to 260 Nm (191.74 lb-ft). 80 percent of the torque is available from 1,500 rpm, while CO2 emissions have been reduced to only 109 g/km. In addition, Nissan says the combined fuel consumption now stands at 4.2 liters / 100 km (56 mpg US / 67 mpg UK).

These improvements were possible by updating the piezo-electric fuel injection nozzles and adopting a more responsive, low-inertia variable geometry turbocharger which is now fed by a more direct air intake path. Other updates include a new thermostatically-controlled variable displacement oil pump, low friction enhancements like diamond-like carbon coatings, along with Nissan's start/stop system which will restart the engine within 0.5s after the clutch is engaged.

The engine will be available for the entire Juke lineup, excluding the range-topping Nismo.

Further details can be found in the attached press release.

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