The Nissan Juke has stayed true to its identity since its launch back in 2011, mainly for being such a distinctively yet polarizing vehicle when it comes to its overall design. Notably though, Nissan reached its milestone with the Juke when its one-millionth unit rolled off the brand’s Sunderland plant in the UK.
With all that in mind, Nissan is set to release its all-new Juke by next year, aiming for a more refined, better quality, and more efficient vehicle. According to AutoExpress.co.uk, it was supposedly released in September 18 this year, but apparently it was moved next year, probably by the end of 2nd quarter of 2019.
Given its aging features (in most aspects), the Juke will then sit on a new platform, leaving its aging B0 chassis for a new CMF-B platform, a common module family shared by the ongoing Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Mechanically, the Juke will be offered with engine choices including a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol which would likely be the range-topping engine, producing an output of around 190hp. Moreover, sources told that the next Juke could be made available with a hybrid variant, which uses the range-extender powertrain that debuted on the brand’s Gripz concept during 2016 September Frankfurt Motor Show.
In terms of exterior and interior, certain styling cues are to be carried over such as the high-mounted headlights and distinct wheel-arch blisters, although the Juke is up for a cosmetic enhancement. With the reinforcement of Nissan’s latest face, as seen on the Qashqai.
As for the interior, there will be a major ambush makeover. Promising better quality through highlighting several panels with soft touch materials, higher-grade fabrics and materials, and of course an improved infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, AppleCarPlay and Android Auto. What’s exciting is that you can personalize your interior through a wide selection of colors and finishes on the facia highlights.
With its prolonged extension of release, we still have a long way to go before we could see one in bare metal. Hopefully we can provide you guys some updates if fortunate, so keep your eyes peeled.