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CVT, 4x4 for Nissan Juke range

2013-05-21 11:20

AWD TURBO JUKE NOW IN SA: SA fans of Nissan’s funky crossover will now be able to purchase a AWD CVT-equipped (inset) variant locally.

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2013 Nissan Juke n-tec

2013-04-08 11:31

Nissan has unleashed its latest addition to the Juke family in the form of the n-tec in the UK. Packed with loads of gadgets and technology, the car won't be making its way to South Africa.

The Nissan Juke, launched in South Africa in 2011, has proved popular - 6600 sold locally. Now the Japanese automaker has added a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive to its local Juke crossover mechanicals - 1.6 DIG-T Tekna AWD CVT  and 1.6 Acenta+ CVT.

The CVT can be compared to a conventional auto except that the CVT uses two cones with a steel belt linking them to "continuously vary" rations according to engine load.

AVOIDING ‘SHIFT-SHOCK’

The model’s expanded computer processing capabilities allows the system to select optimal engine rpm over 1000 gear patterns and adjusts according to the accelerator and vehicle speed.

According to Nissan: "With the seamless shifting of the gear ratios the CVT is able to avoid shift-shock and deliver smooth driving, making it an exceptional transmission solution."

Available only oin the turbocharged variant the "All-Mode 4x4i" distributes torque between the front and rear wheels via a torque vectoring system with a 50:50 split.

The torque vectoring system also manages power between the rear wheels via an electronically-controlled coupling, reducing understeer while cornering.
 
PRICES
Juke 1.6 Acenta+ CVT - R249 900
Juke 1.6 DIG-T Tekna AWD CVT (leather) - R314 900

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