By Steve Laser & Gregg Ziak
A few weeks ahead of its official reveal in Europe, Nissan has released a trio of photos showing a camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Juke.
While it appears that the Juke will replace its trendy styling with a more conventional look, Nissan says it will remain fun-to-drive like the million-plus selling original.
Photographed at the Millbrook test track in the UK, the new Juke has been designed in Europe (like the original) in a collaboration that brought together designers from across the region. Nissan says the new model gains a larger footprint for increased roominess inside the cabin.
While powertrain specs and other details have not yet been released, Nissan does confirm that the next Juke will offer a roster of high-tech features including Nissan’s ProPilot technology in keeping with the automaker’s Intelligent Mobility vision.
Sunderland Plant Builds 1 Millionth Nissan Juke
Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the UK has built more than one million units of the Juke since the trend-setting B-SUV was launched in 2010. The milestone model that rolled off the line last summer (below) was a Tekna grade dressed with Vivid Blue paint. With its customization program, Nissan says that 20,000-plus different variations of the Juke can be built.
Juke was the second crossover to be assembled at Sunderland, following the Qashqai, which has also topped the one million mark. An Americanized version of Qashqai, called Rogue Sport, is also built at Sunderland and exported to the states. While it’s unlikely that the new Juke will return to America, it could fit between the Kicks and Rogue Sport in a market that can’t seem to get enough crossovers.
Juke continues to be built in Japan at the Oppama plant in Kanagawa. We’re hoping to see the next-generation Juke at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in October.
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News source and photos courtesy Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd.
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