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CVT, 4x4 for Nissan Juke range

2013-05-21 11:20

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

CV transmission explained

Comments
  • Megala Arxithia - 2013-05-22 06:52

    That car must rate as one of the ugliest ever to come out!! Only someone with no concept of taste would buy such a horrendous car!

      Maartins Siphiso - 2013-05-22 08:54

      I agree, it's worse looking than a 1962 Ford Anglia.

      Ben Bamuza - 2013-05-23 20:53

      it's unique shape people

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