Nissan's GTDI engine – Click above to watch video after the jump

When Nissan's new Juke compact crossover hits the streets later this year, it will be powered by the automaker's first gasoline-turbocharged-direct-injected (GTDI) engine. Nissan is following the same technical path already blazed by the Volkswagen Group, General Motors, Ford and others with its new 1.6-liter GTDI inline-four. The engine uses the high-pressure injection system to execute multiple injection pulses for cleaner and more complete combustion. The variable cam phasing system operates independently on both the intake and exhaust camshafts.

The bottom line is an impressive 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque from the little engine. We don't know for sure if this engine will come to the U.S.-market Juke but we assume it will, likely paired with either a 6-speed automatic transmission or one of Nissan's continuously variable transmissions. We also have no idea what kind of mileage the GTDI Juke will get, but it should be quite competitive. Check out the video after the jump. A tip of the hat to Braun!

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