Nissan Dropping Juke From U.S. Lineup

Want to get a new Nissan Juke? Well you’d better act fast, at least if you live in the United States. Because the latest word has it that the Japanese automaker is dropping the divisively styled little crossover from its lineup.

As Autonews points out, the Juke never really caught on in the US, and sales have been dropping off even further.

Following its introduction in 2010, sales of the Juke in the US exceeded 35,000 in its first full year, and continued to climb past 38,000 per year in 2013 and 2014. But then they started falling: to 27,000 in 2015, less than 20,000 in 2016, and just over 10,000 last year. Last month Nissan sold just 41 Jukes in the US, compared to nearly 900 in the same month last year, and over 2,500 in June of the previous three years.

With its appeal (such as it was) fading away and its place effectively taken by the more conventionally styled Kicks crossover, the reported decision comes as little surprise. But it doesn’t spell the end of the model altogether.

Just two weeks ago, Nissan announced it had built its millionth Juke at its Sunderland factory in the UK, supplying a European market where the model continues to sell well. Last year it sold some 95,000 Jukes in Europe – nearly three times as many as its best results in the US, and close to ten times as many as it sold here last year.

Don’t mistake the Juke’s discontinuation in the US market for a withdrawal from crossovers on Nissan’s part altogether, even (or especially) in the US. Last month, it sold over 37,000 Rogues in America, making it far and away Nissan’s top-selling nameplate here.

more photos...
  • Earl Scheib

    Meh…. ok.

  • Pawel Wy

    only person without taste could buy this crap…

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      There’s loads of them in the UK…

      • EM1

        The reason sales declined is that the model is considered old. It was Nissan’s hottest seller for a few years.

      • paulgdeaton

        So you are saying… the English have no taste?

        Just look at all the epicurean delights they have presented to the world! Now, let me try to think of one…

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          Well as a Scotsman, I’d usually say that! :p
          However, don’t confuse the UK for England. The welsh, Scottish and N. Irish are equally as bad here.

  • Six_Tymes

    I thought this was gone 6 months ago.

    • Earl Scheib

      True… but Nissan is the king of dragging models years out, e.g., 370z, Frontier,…

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        …. GT-R, Patrol, the Titan was ancient before it got redone….

        • BGM

          I hope Carlos G starts putting things in order again soon. Aside from what you guys are saying – 100% correctly – the new Altima is the most boring, laziest things I’ve seen in a long time. And I’m a NIssan fan who owns a Murano.


    i hope nissan kicks was sold in europe and asia

  • Bill Nguyen

    Maybe you shouldn’t make a butt ugly car where the front looks just like the back next time…

  • robotlogic

    There are only so many people with such bad taste and enough $ to buy a Juke the market was bound to stagnate.

  • Joe E

    The Kicks will probably sell more units in its first three months than Juke sold in its entire run.

  • BernardP

    Nissan now has the Kicks and Rogue Sport in the Juke size class. Odd looking cars usually sell well for a shorter time.

  • Vassilis

    They should drop it from everywhere.

  • FlameWater

    Every time I saw a Nismo Juke I died a little in the inside

Glacier White Metallic Audi A7 Sportback Poses At The Forum

In 55 TFSI quattro spec, the A7 Sportback is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

Nissan Still Weighing Its Options On The R36 GT-R’s Powertrain

The successor to the 12-year old GT-R will either be a hybrid or an all-electric. And that’s a definite maybe…

2020 Porsche Taycan Interior Fully Revealed, Even The Passenger Gets A Touchscreen

The Porsche of the future sure is futuristic.

Chevrolet Details 2020 Bolt, Confirms 259 Mile Range

Despite being able to travel an extra 21 miles, the car will still cost $37,495 before incentives.

Audi Could Team Up With BMW And Mercedes On Autonomous Driving Tech

An announcement could come at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Richard Hammond Celebrates His Mid-Life Crisis With A (….Sponsored) Ford Ranger Raptor

Richard Hammond even shocks his passengers with some off-roading in the Ford Ranger Raptor.

Lamborghini Teases A Mystery Model For Frankfurt, Could Be A Limited Edition Hypercar

The model appears to draw inspiration from the 2017 Terzo Millennio concept.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt To Have Increased Range Of 259 Miles

The model could have an extra 21 miles of range.

Ford Thinks Its Co-Pilot360 Tech Will Silence Backseat Drivers

According to a recent study, 68% of drivers believe backseat driving behavior will go down thanks to semi-autonomous tech.

Tesla Would Like To Enter The Indian Market, If Not For Exorbitant Taxes

The Indian government wants to establish itself as a global manufacturing hub for electric vehicles so, naturally, Elon Musk is keeping an eye on it.