The Juke shares its CMF-B platform with its cousin, the Renault Captur. It now additionally takes over the straightforward hybrid engine (HEV), referred to as E-Tech at Renault, to not be confused with the E-Tech rechargeable hybrid engine (PHEV) of which the Captur has the exclusivity. In actuality, it was developed by the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance with specifically elements from Nissan, such because the atmospheric 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine block which develops 94 hp right here, or the 36 kW electrical motor (49 ch). It’s related to a 15 kW alternator-starter.
The set develops as much as 143 hp, transmitted to the entrance wheels by means of an revolutionary claw field. It has 4 gears for the thermal engine and two for the electrical motor, along with impartial for every of them, for a complete of fifteen potential configurations. The automobile at all times begins in electrical mode or in collection hybrid mode – the gasoline engine then serves as a generator – which permits it to do with out a clutch.
On the wheel, this engine may be very nice in tender driving. The performances are ample, with a 0 to 100 km/h shot in 10.1 s, in opposition to 11.8 s for the DIG-T 114 DCT7 model. Nevertheless, the field is just not essentially the most responsive and this Juke Hybrid is appreciated above all with a clean experience. Be aware that the Juke advantages from the identical corrections just lately made by Renault to its hybrid fashions, which may endure from vital energy losses uphill.
In any other case, the highway conduct is nice, with a relative dynamism. Our Review model outfitted with elective 19” rims was nonetheless just a little agency, affecting consolation.
The 1.2 kWh battery permits electrical driving for a couple of hundred meters with out turning on the combustion engine. It is usually potential to manually activate an “EV” mode, if the cost stage permits it.
Power restoration is properly managed. It is usually potential to go for the e-Pedal Step mode, completely different from a conventional “one pedal” mode. Right here, the deceleration when lifting the foot is important (as much as 0.2 g, generally utilizing the disc brakes), however doesn’t go all the way in which to a cease. At about 6 km/h, it continues on the rampage, which can shock.
Lastly, the gasoline engine emits a reasonably audible and ugly sound, which is added to vital air noise. We famous a noise stage of 70 dB(A) at 130 km/h, which locations this Juke Hybrid among the many noisiest automobiles we now have examined.