All-New 2020 Nissan Juke Grows Up Without Losing Its Quirky Looks

Ten years after it has shocked the subcompact crossover segment with its funky looks, the Nissan Juke is back for a second generation that promises to outclass its predecessor in every respect.

The 2020 Nissan Juke builds on the success of the first-generation model by adopting an evolutionary design that retains the funky looks despite the fact that the crossover is now roomier thanks to the all-new CMF-B platform it shares with the latest Renault Captur and Clio.

The new Juke is 4,210-mm (165.7-in) long, 1,595-mm (62.8-in) high, and 1,800-mm (70.8-in) wide but, despite that, it manages to shed 23 kg compared to the previous-generation model.

The crossover looks more athletic than before thanks to the more harmonious proportions, “floating roof” design, and the strong character line. The exterior is also highlighted by details such as the bolder V-motion grille treatment and the standard full-LED headlights and taillights.

Speaking of the lights, the Juke retains the iconic circular headlamps along with new Y-shaped signature and gains sleeker horizontal LED DRLs at the top. At the rear, the Juke drops the boomerang-shaped taillights for more conventional units arranged horizontally.

An exclusive body color called Fuji Sunset is now added to a lineup of 11 paints. Nissan also offers personalization options for the exterior in the form of customizable bumpers, side sills, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Compared to the exterior, the interior is radically transformed and not just in terms of space. Nissan says rear-seat knee room increased by 58 mm (2.3 in), rear head room by 11 mm (0.4 in), and the boot capacity is now 20 percent bigger at 422 liters (14.9 cu-ft). But it’s the interior design that has changed a lot as the new Juke adopts an all-new dashboard layout with a “floating” central display, a new multifunction steering wheel, and a reduced number of buttons on the center console.

The new NissanConnect infotainment system offers an 8-inch touch screen display compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Google Assistant. The eight-speaker Bose Personal Plus sound system is also available for enhanced sound quality.

Nissan says the driving position is improved and new soft-touch materials now cover the dashboard, door trim, and footwells for a more premium feel. The 2020 Juke comes as standard with sports front seats and optional Alcantara and leather upholstery. Personalization options for the cabin include multiple combinations for the upholstery matching or complementing the body and roof colors.

Nissan may describe the Juke as a sporty crossover but the 1.0-liter three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged gasoline engine does not suggest sportiness. It makes 117 PS (115 hp) which the automaker says is enough for “improved performance, fuel economy and refinement.” The engine is linked to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters and driving mode selector.

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As for the chassis, the carmaker says the more rigid platform that makes extensive use of high-strength steel offers better stability, performance, and cornering capabilities.

Technology-wise, the Juke is the most connected Nissan ever, according to the automaker. It packs Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology including the available , Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Recognition, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Intervention.

Nissan will continue to build the Juke at its plant in Sunderland, UK. Customer deliveries will begin at the end of November in European markets.


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  • Aeromann

    Looks better than MK1, good job nissan.

    They will sell it like croissants.

  • PhilMcGraw

    It looks better than the first iteration, which is a seemingly low bar to surpass, but it is a shame that the rumors point to it not being sold in the US.

    • designer_dick

      It won’t be. Take a look at the rear bumper – it doesn’t stick out far enough to pass US regulations.


    The nissan kicks looks better inside out after seeing the new juke

  • WalthamDan

    It’s not ‘ cover your eyes ‘ heinous like the first version

  • Ben

    They could have done worse and have before. This isn’t bad Nissan. Now, make a Juke RS Nismo. If you’re not going to update the 370z, give consumers something sporty.

  • Shtekeris

    I think it kinda loses the point of the original, it’s now that a regular small SUV (everyone does 3 level weird lights now). And the interior also looks kinda standard now. So, I feel people got the original exactly for it’s weirdness, but now this does not stand out that much, so it’s harder to choose from all the competition. I wish Nissan would’ve kept the Juke name for weird stuff. This is just a regular small SUV from another manufacturer.

    • Ben

      Nissan does weird like Dodge does absurd. I wasn’t a fan of the original Juke or Cube, but someone has to keep it funky.

      • rover10

        One minute it’s there the next it’s gone? Whatever Nissan says or endeavours to convince us it’s spiritually still a Juke, are being economical with the truth.


    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      This still stands out compared to everything else, they’ve just refined it and made it better.

      The improved space is definitely noteworthy. The rear seats in the first gen model were useless for anyone but children and the boot was tiny.


    Looks way better than the previous gen. You people shouldn’t doubt how “ugly” this beauty will look.

  • Kagan

    No auto on this small cars!

  • Frase

    Better than the last, but still a bit awkward in its proportions. I do love the new front nose though. I could see that working wonders for a next gen GT-R

  • Dennis Scipio

    It’s better than the previous generation, yet still keeping it’s quirky, yet love it or hate it looks.

  • Honda NSX-R

    7 speed dual clutch transmission in a modern Nissan that’s not a GT-R?! Is this a dream?

    • Bash

      Have they learned something from their issues about loosing profits and started building something that people really wants? lol

    • Able

      The Qashqai already has it in Europe.

      • Honda NSX-R

        If only they could use it in more of their other vehicles.

  • salamOOn

    i dont like the structure inside those round headlights + i would make front doorhandles flush with the door panels. other than that its pretty solid and i love that “mazda red” colour on it.

  • DetrinKD

    WOW! This looks like a concept that would normally be watered down for production! BRAVO Nissan! And NO CVT!!!!!! IS THIS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME!!?!?!??!! PLEASE let it be! I hope this does make it to US shores! I think it would sell like crazy!

  • Ricki Boo

    very nice in many ways but somehow lacks the holistic mood of the original.

  • sidewaysspin

    Looks good but we will tire of it pretty quick, and the steering wheel looks too thin.

  • Jason Panamera

    Looks good. It still has it’s own alienish character and I still, I wouldn’t buy it.

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    wow. Looks really good. Love how quirky it is.

    If only Nissan put this much thought into the design of the rest of their vehicles..

    • KAG25

      They got the new Altima with the Versa and Sentra coming out this fall. Hopefully that means we get some new sports cars.

    • Nordschleife

      I like the Maxima and Murano but that is about it. Oh and this too.

  • Bash

    It’s not a joke anymore. But I still don’t like it.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    Looks worse than previous model

  • Stephen G

    Looks pretty good. May make a neat convertible too.

    • Leconte Dave

      No please…

  • Ilbirs

    Seems to me like someone who was always the weird guy on the block that grew and kept being weird, but now being a classy weird one that get fans both on being weird and being classy. It’s a very nice job from Nissan.

  • KAG25

    Looks good, but I hope they have a bigger motor than that as a option.

  • erly5

    Despite not quite having the shock factor of the original, it’s a thoroughly decent redesign and remains the most distinctive car in its class. The new Peugeot 2008 will run it close though!

  • Ανδρέας Μιχαηλίδης

    Better but still ugly!! This style (with a second pair of headlights under the main headlights) that the Juke introduced and alot of carmakers adopted(citroen, skoda) is aweful!! Just keep the uper headlights and get rid of the lower, it would be better!!

    • JRP

      Without those fun headlights it’s not a Juke. It gives it some uniqueness and differentiates it from the Kicks even thought it is not sold in any countries where the Juke takes place.

    • illogicalPotato

      Uh No, look how much those headlights break up the volume mass. Your photoshop looks fat & bland with such a minor change.

    • Nordschleife

      Well let’s be honest of those were the headlights they wouldn’t even pass regulations. I like funky lights and like the others said they break up the expanse of face. Your version looks like a kid who stuffed cake in his moth and tries to pretend he didn’t.

  • Alduin

    Still a fugly turd and based on a Renault platform? Gross.

    • JRP

      You expect a company teamed up with another company giving it success to develop another platform for a car that doesn’t even need it’s own platform? It would be a waste of money.

    • Bo Hanan

      You comment is rude. LOL! Love it.

  • alexxx

    I liked the original…and I like this too…well done…

  • Brian Regan

    That is not half as bad as I imagined. I actually kind of like it.

  • Joe

    Yeah, because the Kicks was designed to be cheap primarily for developing markets.
    I’m surprised anyone thinks the Juke looks cheaper/worse than the Kicks.

  • Craig

    As soon as I read, “The engine is linked to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters and driving mode selector”, my interest in this car went WAY up! I think it’s very cool looking. Inside and out.

    • SteersUright

      with 115hp you’ll be counting to 10 between every paddle shift.

      • Craig

        But that can be fun! lol That said… I’ll take the 6-speed manual thanks!


    • alexxx

      Spreading some more negativity ha…why?!

  • GTR nismo

    Well done Nissan!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It’s amazing looks outside and inside

    And 6MT 7dct? Take my money

  • SteersUright

    Outside looks cool. Inside looks very economy car, which is fine for its class but also clearly not aiming too high. A 115hp engine means its completely and utterly irrelevant to me. But as an urban runabout, it looks practical and kinda cool. Would love to see a 350hp Nismo version of this.

  • :/ Yurr

    If only they put that 7 speed dual clutch in all of there cars. ?

  • Some ol’ bloke

    Whoahh That looks like a concept

  • Looking surprisingly better, but still inimitably.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Love it. It shows how, in this day and age, that you can still design a car that meets all the regs, whilst still looking fresh. Well done.

  • StrangerGP

    I’m still gonna keep calling it a Nissan Joke.

  • Richard Taylor

    I’m happy to see a more refined design for the Juke after all these years left waiting for new metal, but even more pleased to see it keeps its dramatic shape. Though “Ten years after it has shocked the subcompact crossover segment…” I thought it created the segment, not merely “shock” it?

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Its really really well done

  • klowik

    yep, Finally, Nissan nailed it. hopefully the next gen Dualis will look similar to this.

  • An Existing Person

    I actually like this a lot. I wasn’t a fan of the first generation Juke but I respected it’s uniqueness, and this seems like a nice evolution that got the original quirks done right. The best part however is no CVT for once. I hope that 7-Speed dual clutch makes it into other models.

  • Maykel

    Tiny Murano.

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