Second-Gen Nissan Juke Arriving Within Months For 2019

The second-generation Nissan Juke will premiere in front of the world in the coming months and according to the firm’s global design boss, adopt a design unlike any other Nissan.

Speaking with Autocar, Alfonso Albaisa said that the vehicle has been designed at Nissan’s London studio and hit back at claims the car was sent back for a redesign during its development.

“It doesn’t look like Imx or new Leaf, either. It’s an urban meteor with a nasty attitude.

“[The Juke] is certainly coming soon. But it didn’t get ‘sent back’. I’m not sure where that story came from. It’s a very cool car and it still has all of its attitude.”

The world has been waiting for the new Juke for almost three years. In fact, numerous reports stated that it was going to launch in 2017. For unknown reasons, that never happened.

Will the new Juke be just as eye-catching?

When the first-generation Juke launched, it immediately proved popular, especially in Europe, and the unique styling is one of the key reasons for this.

“Our job was easier with the first one, because there was nothing else like it. And that car’s success was so huge even given how polarising it looked. The second one couldn’t be derivative or evolutionary and still be a Juke. We’d almost have to change its name to ‘Nancy’, otherwise,” Albaisa said.

Indications point towards the new Juke being based around a stretched version of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi V-platform. Engines will be borrowed from elsewhere in the Nissan family, namely the Micra and Qashqai with both a turbocharged 0.9-liter three-cylinder and a turbo’d 1.2-liter four-cylinder. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder will be the only diesel available.

Production of the second-generation Nissan Juke will start in 2019.

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  • Carl Sloan

    I guess people with no taste need a car too.

  • Commonsenseonthefield

    Thought the Juke was discontinued….wouldn’t this infringe on Kicks and to a lesser degree, rogue sport?

    • Mr. EP9

      I don’t think the Juke would be sold stateside. Pretty sure that’s where the Kicks comes in.

    • Dude

      They might be making it more of a fun/sports car. Fingers crossed.

    • THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT TOO.

  • nissan may used E-power in this vehicle.

    • Dude

      Hopefully. The Versa e-power is very successful in japan so I don’t know why it isn’t used everywhere and in more models.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    That concept looks so familiar to the Toyota (Scion) C-HR Concept, that I’d imagine how’s the production version going to look like…

    …let alone hoping Nissan to carry over (or yet improve per say) the Juke’s unique personality, it would be interesting for them to make the next Juke less hideously odd looking… hopefully.

  • Jackie Adams

    Owned a ’12 Juke which I promptly traded for a ’17 upon learning that was the final year. I will never own a Kicks and this new thing should never be called a Juke. Another example of change not always being a good thing. But if it has a big enough cargo area I may take a peek. Love me a quirky ride!!

  • Paul

    This most likely wont be coming to the US as the Kicks was supposed to be its replacement.

  • Duke Woolworth

    I can’t make up my mind whether this can be called grotesque or bizarre.The first one, too.

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