New Jukes lower the running costs

NISSAN’S Juke crossover has undergone changes to its 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre dCi diesel drivetrains, reducing emissions and boosting fuel economy.

The 1.6-litre petrol variant now returns 47.1mpg on the combined cycle - an improvement of 2.3mpg - and emits just 139g/km of CO2, a reduction of 8g/km.

As a result of these changes, the 1.6-litre petrol model now sits in VED Band E, meaning that owners will pay £15 less to tax their cars.

With the fuel savings factored in, the optimisation changes will save the typical owner £232 over the course of three years.

Customers opting for the revised 1.5-litre dCi diesel see fuel economy improve from 55.4mpg to 57.6mpg on the combined cycle, and emissions fall from 134g/km to just 129g/km.

As with the petrol model, the revised diesel-powered Juke drops a VED band (from E to D), and now costs just £95 a year to tax.

Over the course of three years, the savings add up to an estimated £171.92.

On-the-road prices have been held, maximising the savings.