Nissan to Introduce Next Member of "Rejuvenated" Crossover Family in Geneva
As you're likely well aware by now, the Geneva Motor Show is one of the biggest venues to show off new vehicles and keep momentum rolling through the auto show season. For this year's show, Nissan is seizing the opportunity to introduce the next member of its "rejuvenated" crossover family. Basically, with the overseas Nissan Qashqai and larger Nissan X-Trail already introduced--what we know in the U.S. as the Nissan Rogue--it looks like the next one up is the 2015 Nissan Juke. Expected to be a mid-cycle refresh of the subcompact crossover that went on sale for the 2011 model year, the Nissan Juke has been powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine in the U.S. from the get-go. As recently as last year, its base 188 horsepower has been increased to 197 horsepower in the Nissan Juke Nismo and 215 horsepower in the upcoming Nissan Juke Nismo RS. We don't expect power numbers to increase significantly, but we do expect Nissan to refine the powertrains.Nissan hasn't announced any details about the upcoming crossover debut at Geneva, but it has shed light on the fact that it plans to bring its traveling circus of fantastic concepts and future products with it, namely the Nissan GT-R Nismo, Nissan Bladeglider sports car, a production version of its all-electric Nissan e-NV200 small van that may eventually come to the U.S., and the X-Trail and Qashqai. Interestingly, the hit Nissan IDx Freeflow and Nismo concepts are nowhere to be found, as we're sure they're still somewhere on tour to help drum up support for a business case. We'll provide you with all of the details as we get them, as the Geneva Motor Show starts in two weeks. Source: Nissan
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