Nissan Philippines no longer offers the Juke in the country, and it seems there are no plans for the second-generation model to arrive either. However, the introduction of the new Juke Hybrid in Europe makes us wish they still did. That’s because it’s perfect given the prices of fuel today.

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The 2022 Juke Hybrid looks identical to the standard model, at least from afar. Up close, Nissan did make a few changes to make the vehicle stand out. Apart from the hybrid badges, the most obvious change is the redesigned grille that features an active shutter that automatically adjusts according to cooling needs and reduces drag when possible.

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To further reduce drag, Nissan gave it upgrades such as reshaped body cladding, a new wing, and a cover for the rear axle. A new set of 17- and 19-inch wheels round up the exterior makeover. According to the company, all the aforementioned changes increase aerodynamic efficiency and reduce drag.

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Powering the Juke Hybrid is a 1.6-liter engine that produces 94 horsepower and 148 Nm torque. It is paired with an electric motor that provides an additional 49 horsepower 209 Nm torque. A second electric motor provided by Renault then works as a High-Voltage Starter Generator (HSG) together with an inverter and 1.2kWh water-cooled battery. Combined with a new gearbox, Nissan claims the powertrain is 25% more powerful than the standard engine and produces fewer emissions.

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According to Nissan, the crossover can average 19.23 km/L and features an EV mode. Drivers can even reach speeds up to 55 km/h in pure EV mode, further enhancing fuel efficiency and perfect for urban settings.

Chances of the all-new Juke and the Juke Hybrid arriving in the Philippines are slim to none. However, we are still expecting the Kicks with e-Power to make its debut in the country. Its arrival was unofficially confirmed by the ASEAN NCAP in 2020. That’s unless Nissan has changed their minds.