The new-generation Nissan Juke will arrive to market in 2019 and differ much from the outgoing car. It has been designed in the brand’s London studio and, according to Nissan’s chief designer Alfonso Albaisa, looks neither like the IMx EV concept revealed in 2017 in Tokyo, nor a new Leaf.
The previous first-generation Juke (pictured) was presented at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and boosted the popularity of subcompact SUVs. By 2022, sales of the model are expected to double from its 2016 level of 1.13 mln cars.
The European sales exceeded 100,000 units a year 4 times during Juke’s life cycle, largely thanks to its styling. The second-generation car is promised not to be a derivative or evolutionary, but still a true Juke.
Nissan will build it on a stretched version of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s V-architecture, familiar on the Nissan Micra or Renault Clio. The motor lineup will include petrol 3- and 4-cylinder turbocharged engines producing between 90 hp and 116 hp.
A 1.5-litre 111-hp diesel unit may be offered too, with all-wheel drive kept for automatic versions higher up the range.
We do not know if a show car will come before a production version. Most likely, Nissan will keep the new car unveiled to preserve intrigue until the last moment.