The Nissan Juke has been around since 2011 and there haven't been any major changes since, aside from a facelift. Come next year, however, there will be an all-new one out, at least according to British publication Auto Express.
According to them, the 2019 (or 2020) Juke will be slightly bigger, more refined, greener, and more efficient. Also, they added that the next-gen Juke will move to an all-new platform, one that will be shared with Renault and, possibly, Mitsubishi. Dubbed the CMB-F, it already serves as the base for the X-Trail and will also underpin the aforementioned Juke, and even the next-gen ASX.
With a common platform, it seems like the Juke's mechanical twin will be the future Mitsubishi ASX. Given that the two brands are under the Alliance (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi), this perhaps is a certain scenario for the two small crossovers. That also means that engines are likely to be shared too, and an all-new ASX could also be out either before 2019 ends or right at the start of 2020.
Back to Nissan, Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura said that the second-generation Juke will retail its 'edgy' design, so don't count on it being watered down. This backs up Nissan design chief Alfonso Albaisa's previous statement to the press. Albaisa added that it won't look like anything in Nissan's current range, nor will it be inspired by the recent concepts such as the IMX. He even said that the all-new small crossover will look like an 'Urban Meteor with a nasty attitude'.
With that, the Juke is likely to retain several of its signature design cues. Expect the unique daytime running light and headlight arrangement, along with a sloping roof line, sweeping window line and well defined fenders. The V-motion grill, which is seen in all Nissans, is likely to make an appearance, and the new chassis means a longer wheelbase which promises more room inside.
As for engine options, these are likely to come from the Qashqai. That means two turbocharged, gas fed engines, along with two turbodiesels. Looking at the Qashqai powertrain lineup, it starts with a turbocharged 1.2-liter engine with 116 PS and tops out with a boosted 1.6-liter making 161 PS. As for the diesels, there's a 1.5-liter mill with 110 PS, along with a 1.6-liter unit making 131 PS.
For now, there isn't an exact date as to when the all-new Nissan Juke will come out. Auto Express reckons that it will be revealed by the third quarter of 2019. Does this mean it will be revealed at next year's Tokyo Motor Show? Either way, it will be an interesting road ahead for Nissan.
Source: Auto Express