platform Utility B-segment car, but with a design reminiscent SUV or SUV (slightly raised body relative to the ground body with protection zones, oversized bumpers, etc.), these are the outlines of the 'Crossovers' or urban SUV, of the Nissan Juke He was honored to release this segment to rise.
In 2014, Nissan has begun marketing the 'Restyling' Juke, one whose premiere took place updating range at the Geneva Motor Show this year. In this renewed Juke, risky and futuristic design remains one of its strengths, as well as updating mechanical range, incorporating as a novelty of the new petrol engine 1.2 DIG-T 115 hp (More about the Nissan Juke 2014).
Many car manufacturers want to plant battle to Nissan Juke, one of the cars best-selling Nissan in Europe with his older brother, qashqai. From January to September this year, Juke It is the second model in its segment enrolled, only surpassed by the Renault Captur (Which we will talk). But how they are new Juke rivals? ¿and its current rivals? We analyze them briefly.
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Urban SUV coming ...
Arrival of jeep Renegade the Spanish market is imminent. US designed and manufactured in Italy, the smallest Jeep facing the B segment with qualities of true SUV, but also with a very attractive image that will claim much of your potential customers. In its construction, architecture employs "small-wide" we can also find in the Fiat 500L -and to be used in the future 500X totally traction with different mechanical configurations to result in a full range. There are 4x2 and 4x4, and manually changing speeds 5 and 6, a dual clutch DCT 6 relationships and, most notably, one Automatic gears 9.
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And you would have anticipated earlier, the new Fiat 500X will share technical genes with jeep Renegade. Under the hood, you can incorporate four petrol engines -1.6 112 hp, 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II 142 hp 1.4 MultiAir II 172 hp and 187 hp Tigershark 2.4 and other three diesel -1.3 Multijet 96 bhp, 1.6 Multijet 122 bhp 2.0 Multijet and 142 hp. A prominent feature in the Panda Cross system is the existence 'Traction Plus', able to send torque to the rear (in front-wheel drive) before significant loss of traction wheels. According versions, you may also be combined with AWD. More about the Fiat 500X.
recently presented at the Paris Motor Show 2014, Suzuki It gives a course change its name Vitara (now, so far, without the word Grand, reserved for the SUV we all know bigger). With a more modern, youthful style and even sporting dyes, the Suzuki Vitara new It measured 4.17 m and will initially be offered with two engines: one 1.6 petrol 120 hp and 120 hp 1.6 Diesel. Will have front-wheel drive versions and AWD Allgrip, a device and released in SX4 S-Cross. In the section on safety and comfort elements such as the system they include 'Radar Brake Support ', which alerts the driver when it senses the danger of colliding with the car in front in the city and automatically activates the brakes just before the crash. Suzuki Vitara more about
The current competition Juke
He Opel Mokka It is one of the direct rivals Juke. It is slightly longer than the Nissan model with 4.27 m length 4.13 m compared to the Juke. He Mokka shared technical platform with the Chevrolet Trax, a model that will no longer be sold throughout 2015 by the resignation of the US firm to sell its vehicles in Europe. Mechanical versions offered by the Mokka are as follows: one petrol 1.4 Turbo 140 hp, 1.4 Turbo bi-fuel petrol and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) 140 hp and a diesel 1.7 CDTI 130 hp (which will be replaced in shortly by a new 1.6 CDTI 136 hp). As for equipment versions, available trim levels are three: Selective and Business Excellence.
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One of the toughest opponents of Nissan Juke is the Peugeot 2008. In the range of French car, there is no option to choose 4x4-drive variant; Instead, the special traction device grip Control, extremely versatile it is allowing the 2008 to overcome conditions of varying complexity. In its mechanical range less powerful engines offered in the Juke. Namely, you can choose two gasoline -1.2 e-VTI 82 hp and 1.6 VTI 120 hp and two Diesel -1.6 e-HDI 92 hp and 1.6 e-HDI 115 hp.
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If the registered accumulated sales of 2014 are analyzed, the Renault Captur exceeds the number of registered Juke units. The French model, derived directly from the technical platform Clio, He has managed to 'catch' the public's attention thanks mainly to its design. It is only available in front-wheel drive versions and its mechanical range we find three engines whose power can vary between 90 and 120 hp.
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In our view, the Skoda Yeti is the urban SUV with the widest range from the viewpoint of available versions (4x2, 4x4, two types of bodywork, manual transmission and automatic DSG, etc.,). In its favor, it also has a very spacious and with lots of practical solutions interior. Serve as a fact that among its rivals in this segment, Yeti It is the one that offers more cargo in the trunk (405 liters). In our experience, off-road and 4x4 drive built in, the Yeti it operates with great credit, having a behavior that sometimes resembles a true SUV. Currently, it offers various engines whose power is between 105 and 170 hp.
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We close our selection with current rivals Nissan Juke with sexy Ford EcoSport, a urban SUV rather larger with 4.27 m length. The range available in Spain this car is not as wide and varied as offering all of their opponents, being able to choose only front-wheel drive and two engines (the petrol 1.0 EcoBoost 125 hp and diesel 1.5 TDCi 90 hp ).
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