- The second generation is set to break cover on 3 September
- Will have a less controversial design compared to the model it replaces.
- Just like the previous-gen, the new Juke won’t be coming to India.
It’s been almost 10 years now since Nissan brought in the atrocious looking Juke. It has been one of the most controversial designs in the auto world but having found over one million takers in the last decade, the Juke has garnered a reasonable amount of following. Now, putting the ageing B-segment crossover to rest, Nissan is readying a new-generation model which will be bigger and slightly better looking than the outgoing model.
Teased here in the final stages of testing, Nissan will drop the veil from the production-ready prototype next month. As far as the numbers go, the new Juke has grown 35mm in width, 105mm in wheelbase and 75mm in height and sits on massive 19-inch alloy wheels. Even the interior space, which was a problem before, has increased while the boot space has been increased from 354 to 422 liters. Moreover, the new Juke is 23kg lighter despite the increase in size.
In terms of appearance, the boomerang-shaped light units placed on the bonnet will be gone and in its place, there will be better designed, sleeker lights flanking the V-Motion grille. The circular headlamps placed lower in the fascia will be present as well, but we assume the new face will be easier on the eye than the outgoing version. The flared wheel arches, a raked D-pillar, sharp taillights, and sporty bodylines will continue to define the Juke in its newest iteration.
Under that hood, we expect the new 1.0-litre DIG-T petrol engine putting out a modest 115bhp as standard. Apart from that, the more powerful version with almost 200bhp 1.6-litre motor is also on the cards. Like the previous model, a mental Nismo version will surely come around later in the life cycle. Also debuting in the Juke will be Nissan’s ProPilot technology, which is a part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility plans.
Following the official reveal on 3 September, the new Nissan Juke will go on sale in the international markets right away. Just like the previous model, the second-gen version won’t be making its way to our shores.