Just over a year ago we reported that the new Nissan Juke would be arriving in 2017. It’s a little later than expected but Nissan will be introducing the Juke e-Power concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in the third-quarter of this year.
According to Car and Driver, the new Juke will draw its inspiration from the radical Gripz concept pictured here.And although the Juke e-power will debut as a concept, it is expected to go into production.
The e-Power will borrow the use a unique hybrid powertrain from the Note e-Power subcompact, which pairs a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with a power generator and inverter. The Juke e-Power will not be a plug-in EV but will harness all of its electricity from the engine that will act as a generator for the car’s electric motor.
The battery pack will be around 1/20 the size of the current Leaf and will be stored underneath the front seats.