The New Luke’s Headlight Switch is aout of the Norm
Nissan’s new mini vehicle “Juke” received orders for more than 17,000 units within a month of its launch, which is a sign of a hit. The new Juke’s light switch was undergoing a major change that was unthinkable in Japanese cars so far.
The new Juke’s headlight switch is out of the norm. The light switch doesn’t have “off”.
According to the compulsory auto light that started with a regular car from April 2020, it has become common for cars to adopt a switch called “default auto” at the timing of full model change from around 2019.
Default Auto is a type of switch that automatically returns to the “Auto” position when you release it even if you move it by the driver’s intention and turn it on or off. It is an idea to prevent forgetting to turn on the headlight by setting the auto to the standard state.
However, as far as I (Takahiro Kudo) know, the “OFF function” disappeared from the switch, as far as I know (Kihiro Kudo), it is the first Japanese manufacturer’s car for Japan to be the new model Lux and its sibling Mitsubishi “eK Space / eK Cross Space”. What kind of aim does it have?
When I asked Nissan to know the truth, he explained as follows.
“There are some customers who drive in the streets at night or in dusk without turning on the headlamps, so we quickly adopted this method to improve safety performance.
The idea of mandatory auto light from April (the head light must always be turned on in a certain darkness) is that if you turn on the head lamp quickly and surely, it will be easier for others to recognize.
Losing the “off” is an extension of the idea of safety. Also, when the environment changes from a bright place to a dark place, the lighting time will be instantaneous, and we decided to turn on the light quickly.
“ Depending on the customer, it may be annoying to turn on / off the lights, but it is a priority for safety, and it is basically to turn on the lights quickly. ”
The New Luke's Headlight Switch is aout of the Norm - /10
Nissan's new mini vehicle "Juke" received orders for more than 17,000 units within a month of its launch, which is a sign of a hit. The new Juke's light switch was undergoing a major change that was unthinkable in Japanese cars so far.