As a big player when it comes to electric cars, Nissan is coming in strong with a new Nissan Juke Hybrid as part of the plan to offer a fully-electrified range by next year.
Nissan promise that this Juke with deliver a 40% reduction in fuel consumption, while also claiming that 80% of urban journeys can be completed on electric power alone.
The engine that will sit in this new hybrid vehicle is a 1.6L petrol which produces 93bhp and 148Nm of torque. It's joined by an electric motor offering a maximum of 48bhp and 204Nm, with this new powertrain producing 25% more power than the petrol-only Juke alone at 141bhp in total.
The electric motor is fed by a 1.2kWh liquid-cooled battery while the two power sources drive a clever "multi-modal" clutchless automatic gearbox.
The Juke hybrid will always start off in electric drive mode and Nissan says there are four 'ICE' gears and two 'EV gears' with synchronisation of the ratios taken care of by the pair of electric motors.
Nissan claims that with provisional figures, the Juke hybrid is capable of producing 54mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 118 g/km.
A top speed of 34mph on the electric power alone is possible, although Nissan has not yet outlined any further stats about the performance of the Juke.
There's a dedicated EV mode that is selectable by a button so that drives can keep the powertrain in its zero-emissions configuration when in residential areas, for example.
Eco, Normal & Sport modes are also on offer with each changing the steering weight, throttle response, and climate control settings.
New tyre spoilers on the front wheel arches help clean up airflow around the fresh set of 17" alloy wheels (ARIYA inspired 19" are also available), while the Juke features 'Hybrid' badging on its front doors.
There will be new instruments inside including a dial to show power usage and regenerative charging. There's also a 7" screen in the instrument pack that can show the flow of energy.
In the rear, the boot space will lose 68L to 354L, but as the seats are folded, users will find up to 1,237L of load space on offer.
Pricing and on-sale information hasn't yet been revealed yet by Nissan, but depending on the trim levels offers it could start from around £24,500 when it goes on sale in the summer, with deliveries expected to start around Q3 2022.