Car and Driver reports that Nissan will unveil the Juke e-Power concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year.
Expected to be derived from the Gripz SUV concept that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, the updated Juke will feature a version of the hybrid powertrain found in Nissan’s Note e-Power subcompact multi-purpose vehicle.
Introduced in Japan in late 2016, Nissan’s e-Power system is a serial hybrid solution that employs a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with a generator and inverter to power an electric drive motor. The system relies exclusively on the engine to produce electricity, storing power in a small battery about 1/20 the size of the pack found in the Leaf EV.
The production version of the Juke e-Power should start at around $20,000. No word yet on availability in North America.
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