The Nissan Juke is a car almost universally hated by car lovers around the world. But why?
Sure, there are better cars out there and it’s far from the prettiest vehicle. Most say that is because of it’s design. Nissan’s designers have just let loose and had a bit of fun.
It’s quirky and unique, and Nissan deserves praise for that, even if every other car on Europe’s roads today seems to be a Juke.
Now, the second-generation machine production has been put back to next year, according to Auto Express.
The new Juke will be based on the Renault-Nissan CMF-B platform which also underpins the Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail, Renault Kadjar, and Renault Koleos, among several others.
The platform share with other Renault-Nissan off-roaders means that the new Juke will have a number of new drivetrains on offer. Hybrid version is also on the way, using the range extender powertrain. An all-electric version is also expected, having been declared “almost mandatory” by Nissan’s CCO Shiro Nakamura.
Nakamura confirmed: New Juke will retain an “edgy and less mainstream” design, but the interior will be reworked and improved. Infotainment system, smartphone connectivity, and a wide range of personalization options also.
The new Juke for Europe will start with production next year at Nissan’s Sunderland factory in the north of England.