The Nissan Juke has been a resounding success across Europe and it seems to be catching on elsewhere. Looking at the spied photos and teaser renderings of the next-gen 2020 Nissan Juke, the compact crossover still indicates glimpses of its edgy design. However, there may be a few surprises lurking beneath the surface.
While it’s still undergoing development and testing, reports suggest it could be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. From there, it is anticipated to go on sale towards the end of 2019 or early 2020.
The highly competitive compact crossover can be traced back to the first Nissan Juke. Many consider it the car that sparked it all as far back as 2010 and prompted most rival car manufacturers to develop something similar. They had to include a practical, affordable and stylish alternative to their line-ups to compete with the Juke’s size, pricing and value for money.
2020 Nissan Juke Rendering
Looking at the new Nissan Juke alongside the outgoing model, the new compact crossover appears bigger and more aggressive. The available photographs show that it is covered with black and white camouflage but it reveals just enough for a glimpse into the future.
It definitely looks taller and wider compared to the current Juke largely thanks to a more muscular design. First impressions of the front show a more aggressive look but the finer details are unfortunately not visible.
What we can see from the available photographs is a similar design but with larger, round headlights and slim daytime running lights. The 2020 Nissan Juke also seems to have larger and more rounded fenders with a new bubble roof design that should provide a welcome sporty feel.
Even with the new design features, the 2020 Nissan Juke retains much of the current model’s look, proportions, sloping roofline, and raised ride height. Other distinctive elements based on the first-generation include the aforementioned two-tier headlights, small ‘V-motion’ front grille, tailgate and slim rear window.
Renault-Nissan Alliance Hybrid Platform
On top of the exterior redesign, Nissan engineers have been working hard to incorporate an entirely new platform. Considering the future of hybrid technology, the new Nissan Juke will switch to the Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-B platform. This will allow for a quick and efficient transition to hybrid technology underpinning the new Renault Clio and the upcoming second-generation Renault Captur crossover.
The 2020 Nissan Juke will be one of the first compact crossovers that will be available with plug-in hybrid technology. In terms of the powertrain, it will have a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor powered by a 9.8kWh battery allowing around 32 km (20 miles) on electric power alone.
There is no confirmation yet whether it will come to South Africa but we’ll know more once it is launched in September. If you liked this article and would like to keep up to date with all the latest motoring news, please find us on Facebook and follow our blog.