2020 Nissan Juke Will Remain Funky Despite Switch To New Platform

We knew an all-new Juke was on its way, and these spy shots are tangible proof that Nissan has already commenced testing of the new model.

It’s the first time the second-generation Juke gets spotted in public and despite the fact that the prototype wears some heavy camouflage it’s not hard to identify it as a Juke. The bug-eye headlights are there, as are the “hidden” handles on the rear doors and flared wheel arches.

Furthermore, the new Juke features almost identical proportions to the current model, to the point one would be tempted to say it’s a facelift and not an all-new model. The biggest difference can be spotted at the rear, where the current model’s boomerang-shaped taillights are replaced by horizontal units similar to those of the Nissan Qashqai.

The front end may send a similar vibe to the current Juke thanks to the three-part lights (headlamps, DRLs and fog lights), but the 2020 model features a new V-motion grille inspired by the latest-generation Leaf.

There are no interior photos yet, but one of the shots offers a glimpse at the top of the dashboard which features a new “floating” display. It’s hard to say whether that’s definitive or just a development improvisation, although the cabin is expected to get a significant overhaul, both in design as well as tech.

Despite the striking styling similarities, the second-generation Juke will be based on an all-new platform. The CMF-B architecture seems like the most fitting choice, as it’s also used by the all-new Renault Clio and supports electrification, which will come in handy for the hybrid version we know will be available. Other engine options include 1.0-liter three-cylinder and 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline units, as well as a 1.5-liter turbo diesel.

Switching to CMF-B will also benefit interior space, as it will allow the 2020 Juke to have a slightly longer wheelbase and, thus, offer a much-needed improvement in rear legroom. Expect the all-new Juke to launch later this year as a 2020MY and could be previewed by a concept vehicle next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • charlotteharry57

    Not…coming…to…the…States, so don’t get excited. The Kicks displaced it here.

  • LeStori

    Funky. Is that the new name for ugly.

  • Mike anonymous

    (I may be alone here, but) WHOOOOOO!!! JUKE.

    I personally think it’s finally about time they updated the original, which I actually was a fan of (although it has become admittedly dated since it’s original debut well over 10 years ago In concept form). The company already announced it will be coming to the states to sit alongside the Kicks. While both vehicles may be in similar classes, the Juke caters to not only a different audience/customer base, but has a very different purpose within the line-up for Nissan.


    The Juke (since it’s original introduction as the Qazana Concept (also shown above) in 2009) has been a design statement vehicle for Nissan, in the same was the CLS was originally a design statement for Mercedes (with a focus on design first, opposed to practicality (or even maybe sales depending on wether you like the design or not)). I am really looking forward to seeing what Nissan does this upcoming generation, With my only hope being that; They can create something just as unique as the original, without loosing the essence or ‘quirks’ that make the Juke what it is.

    • J. P.

      How do you know that Nissan announced it? Do you have proof?

      • Mike anonymous

        Nissan stated this back when the Kicks was announced. It will sit alongside the Kicks as it the Juke will be geared/marketed towards a different audience.

        • Jason Miller

          Don’t get your hopes up.

    • no25

      you really like to go overboard with the bold, italic, underline, and hidden text features, don’t ya? lol

      • Mike anonymous

        Lol yes! (haha). But to be more serious, I actually find it helpful in expressing what I am saying since I can really ‘talk’ here and I am simply limited to ‘typing’, as well as highlighting things I think may be of importance (if you don’t want to read the whole thing).

  • Ron

    And by funky, you mean downright hideous.

  • PhilMcGraw

    It wouldn’t look so bad if they somehow did a traditional hatchback rear end. Instead it like slopes down into that weird shape like the CUV coupes that Mercedes and BMW try to do.

    • Matt

      I think the sloping tail is what makes the Juke unique. A traditional rear would look disproportionate seeing as it was always designed kind of like a ‘lifted’ coupe. Also the bodystyle you suggest is what the Rogue Sport is for.

  • EM1

    Nissan learned from their experience designing the Infiniti QX30 design where to take the next Generation JUKE. Instead of using Mercedes sourced switchgear and mechanics, Nissan is now borrowing styling and components from the less expensive Altima. For example, just analyze the rear brake lights as it shares the signature tail-lamps. Its rectangular with the same color scheme. Hard to see the inside, but I also think it shares the same tablet infotainment screen and The grill design of the new Altima.

    With the planned execution of a so-called state-bound Mazda CX-4, planned to be unveiled in Geneva next month and still rumored Kia Soul AWD derivative, Nissan would be foolish not to bring it to the US. Don’t forget Hyundai sells the Kona which took the place as far as sales of the JUKE.

    Yes, the sell the FWD only Kicks and the soon to be updated Nissan Rogue Sport, the JUKE caters to a different customer altogether.

    I was one of the very first customers in my area to get my hands on the first generation JUKE when it debuted here in 2010. Nissan will still make money.


    at least the quality is better than kicks

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    So far…. it doesn’t look as bad as I expected it to be!

    (angry mob incoming…)

  • SSS

    there is Hyundai Kona with larger space.
    Why buy Juke?
    Kona is also North Amercian Utility Car
    of the Year.
    Nissan has lost (literally) Cube.Now Juke?
    i think Japanese are starting to lose game to Koreans.

    • EM1

      Really, I think you may have forgotten about Mazda.

  • EM1

    Don’t take this at face value but some details do resemble the test mule.


  • Dennis Scipio

    It can’t be less polarizing than the previous model, but I look forward to seeing the final product. Too bad it’s no longer going to be sold in the US.

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