The Nissan Juke 2018 has been a moderate success here in Australia, where the market has a real hunger for SUV and crossover vehicles. This is a hotly contested segment with a great deal of competition for sales. The Juke is a great crossover, but it has failed to make the inroads that Nissan would have expected here. Nissan has decided to change this with a second generation Nissan Juke model. Let’s take a closer look at what this latest Juke incarnation has to offer the crossover buyer.
Different Yet Distinctive
The global head of Nissan design is Alfonso Albaisa, and he is quite clear that the second generation Juke will look quite different, yet it will still be distinctive. Brand recognition is important, and a design ethos needs consider that vehicles need to be recognisable. In a recent interview with industry insiders, Mr. Albaise said "it (the new Juke) doesn't look too much like the current one", he went on to say "it doesn't look like the IMx or the new Leaf, either" and he then stated that "It's an urban meteor with a nasty attitude".
When he was asked about the design process for the next Juke Mr. Albaise said: "Our job was easier with the first one; there was nothing else like it." He then added "that car’s success was huge even given how polarising it looked," he then continued "The second one couldn’t be derivative or evolutionary and still be a Juke" he finished by saying "we’d almost have to change its name to ‘Nancy,’ otherwise." So, it seems to be clear that this will be recognisable as a Juke, but we can expect some new styling touches and innovations.
The Next Generation Juke
The second generation Juke is certainly set for a release soon, this could even be only a few months away, and that would mean that we can expect a reveal soon. Logically, this would occur at the Paris Motor Show that is held in October, with a European launch likely by early 2019 at the latest. The new Juke will probably be based on the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance 'V' platform, and this already underpins the Nissan Micra and Renault Captur. It’s expected that naturally aspirated engines will be dropped with diesel and turbo petrol being the way forward for now.
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