2020 Nissan Juke: New Camo Drop Gives Us Our Best Look Yet

Nissan has dropped the car cover-like camouflage from the all-new Juke and switched to neatly-applied foil to give us the most revealing photos yet of the second-generation B-segment crossover. The 2020 Juke was spotted in southern Europe where it undergoes hot weather testing. (Updated 3/26/2019)

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.

This is the second time the next-generation Juke has been 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 towards the end of this year as a 2020M, possibly making its debut either in New York in April or later in the fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Photo credits: CarPix | 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.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf492b5339d0b88e442ca090be7e6de6b257bb8cd4d29ae1b986c99baa911c27.png
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/679fb41db411ad1caf81656dfa6d7b3b0f756f3126b7c8fbc364d962a4a09a4b.png

    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).

        • McFly

          I’m fine with bold first paragraphs, but I suggest you stop hiding sentences. If you don’t want us to read them, don’t write them 🙂

  • 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.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    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.

      • Galaxium

        From reviewers I’ve seen, the Kona has been the superior buy to the CX-3. It has more power and torque.

  • EM1

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

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dd190c0fa8d79545cb37f0095d0a41e034c6315c25bf21d79e1f018a462c71fb.jpg

    • Galaxium

      The LED “eyebrows” are going to flow into the center grille (which is gonna be a la Murano).

  • 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.

  • EVEN UNDER ALL THAT CAMOUFLAGE YOU CAN STILL SEE THE SAME GRILLE AND C-PILLAR TREATMENT THEY USE ON EVERY OTHER CAR THEY PRODUCE. SO MUCH FOR BEING UNIQUE.

    • KAG25

      you know they add fake features to test cares to throw people off

    • Salini

      You are so right, copying their own brand styling and keeping inline with brand identy that happens to be unique and not a ripoff of other brands… For shame!

      • I’D IMAGINE WHAT SELLS THE JUKE IS THAT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE EVERY OTHER NISSAN.

  • EM1

    Glad to see the Juke making a comeback to the US. This time around, I hope they use far superior interior plastics as mine really got scratched up back then.

  • Maisch

    I really hope its a big facelift, because it really needs it. I got one as a rental and it was surprisingly agricultural. Everything in the driving experience felt like a 20 year old car budget car, including a tractor diesel engine. Im surprised that people buy it..

    • Matteo Tommasi

      It’ s completely new, and they said it. Just read.

      • Salini

        Don’t worry Matteo, it’s just another hater that has to complain about anything Nissan

  • Ary Wisesa

    No matter what people said about its opinion dividing design style, I think we have to admit that Nissan Juke really deserves to get credit for initiating the trend of the split stacked headlights. I mean, that small DRL really looks like the headlight, while the real headlights look like big foglamp. Many automaker have since adopted the similar concept. Just look at Hyundai (Santa Fe, Palisade, Kona), Jeep Cherokee,Lynk Co 03 Cyan Concept, Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept, Skoda Kamix, Chevrolet (Blazer), etc.

    And in my country, it really started the new trend of small CUV, which soon followed by Honda HRV and Toyota CHR.

    • Carenthusiast

      I see your point there. However, Skoda Yeti (pre-facelift) which was launched 2yrs before Juke had similar styling too. There may have been other cars before Yeti as well

      • Perry F. Bruns

        There’s also the Pontiac Aztek.

  • Salini

    I always thought it was going to be based on the Nissan gripz concept, wish they just made this https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/445c3fe4a5aa52a97318a1c0b9a790476ae1c635d83694a69663ee1c027e0857.jpg

  • Bill Nguyen

    Yeah, I thought so too. Was surprised to see they’re developing a new Juke too. Guess they’re really throwing everything they got into the SUV segment.

  • Dylan Wentworth

    The camouflage the industry is resorting to is getting more and more ridiculous by the day. It looks like the car has got a poopy diaper.

  • Mike anonymous

    Well it’s VERY clear where Nissan is deriving their inspiration from for this next Juke,.. and it does not seem like they are ‘playing around’ this generation.
    The vehicle Nissans seems to be borrowing design inspiration from (for this next juke, not simply in design, but proportions as well; is what was formerly known as) the “Renault Captur Concept”…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/840321c2f48444d03baf250b4a506d34d2c4e0ce86e8cab9beb5456ddb74ce26.png

    When the Captur concept debuted in 2011, it was one of (and still is in my opinion the best ‘compact SUV’) concept vehicles I’ve ever seen.
    It was based on the original 2009 Nissan Qazana Concept which later became the production vehicle we now know as the Nissan Juke.

    I understand Nissan is going for a very sharp and angular design with the rest of their vehicles, but these curves, wide & high riding proportions, and other aspects of this upcoming Juke I think suit this vehicle better than ‘sharp and boxy’… rather a great combination of the two.

    While some may disagree I certainly think this upcoming Juke is going to be a vehicle that turns quite a lot of heads upon its’ release for better or worse.
    In my opinion,.. this vehicles upcoming design (especially shown without the black cladding camo) seems it may be all but the latter.

    • Mike anonymous

      In addition to my post above, I decided to take some time to remove the camo and cladding the best I could and highlight all of the details shown on the vehicle.
      I am not a photoshop professional (in fact I didn’t actually use photoshop to this this), but I simple did some shading, highlighting, and adding a bit of gradient textures here and there to point out all of the detail hiding under the camo.

      Took a few (3.6) hours… ENJOY 🙂 .
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3f8afea2452d54b0601e29c9496d65ac80b50fce55904c62b78fdd07f51b1394.png

      P.S. ~ The two images to the right are the edited versions without the camo. The picture to the far right is the unedited photograph. I tried to follow the body lines and door panels as best I could.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Unpopular Opinion: …I actually think the next Juke doesn’t look half bad so far!

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