The second generation of the Nissan Juke is now in its final stages of development, as the Japanese car maker plans a full reveal towards the end of the year.
Nissan’s new sub-compact SUV is adopting a narrower version of the V-Motion grille up front, flanked by a pair of circular headlights and two narrow LED daytime-running lights that are mounted right beneath the bonnet.
The profile is highlighted by a rather strong character line leading to the taillights, giving the new Nissan Juke a set of defined hips, while the rear doors retain the hidden-handle trick for a more dynamic look.
The new Nissan Juke will be based on the Alliance’s CMF architecture, the same one that underpins the new Clio and the also upcoming Captur, which should make the interior of the new small crossover roomier and more comfortable than the one in the original model.
Given the hardware shared between Renault and Nissan, it’s safe to assume that the petrol engine range will be comprised mostly by turbocharged 1.0-liter and 1.3-liter units. With the new Clio also featuring a new hybrid 1.6-liter powertrain, it’s also safe to expect Nissan to offer it in the new Juke as well.
Some reports suggest that the new Juke will get the aforementioned electrified 1.6-liter powetrain in combination with a larger 9.8kWh battery pack for its plug-in hybrid variant while Nissan is also planning to offer a full battery-electric version as well.