The new Nissan Juke arrives in 2017 with greener engines, a hybrid version, upgraded technology and an all-new platform
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Nissan’s chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura has revealed the next generation will remain “edgy and less mainstream”, but acknowledged that it would still be recognisable as a Juke. That means the styling will retain key Juke cues, such as the high-mounted headlights and distinct wheelarch blisters. But it will also incorporate Nissan’s new ‘face’, as seen on the latest Qashqai. Plus there’ll be a slightly longer wheelbase, as Nissan aims to address one of the main criticisms of the current car: rear legroom.
The new model will switch to the Alliance’s latest Common Module Family chassis technology, called CMF-B. It’s likely that the Juke will be the second car to use this platform, after the next generation of Micra.
The move to CMF-B will open the Juke up to a new range of engines, including 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrols. A 1.5-litre diesel will continue to be offered, alongside a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that’s likely to be the range-topper, with an output of around 190bhp.
Nissan sources have also hinted that the next Juke could also get a hybrid variant, using a range-extender powertrain that debuted on the sporty Gripz concept at last September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. When asked if the next Juke would feature some form of electrification, Nakamura told us: “It is very tough to meet our emissions requirements without hybrid. It is almost mandatory.”
The Juke’s cabin is set for a major overhaul, as Nissan looks to improve perceived quality with a range of soft-touch plastics and higher-grade fabrics and materials. The overall design is likely to take its lead from the next Micra, which will have a more comprehensive central infotainment display across the range, complete with smartphone connectivity supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the Juke’s cabin will get a wider range of personalisation options, including different colours and finishes on the facia highlights.