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Nissan teases all-new, second-gen Juke

Fresh styling, updated tech for new Nissan Juke small SUV ahead of September reveal

26 Aug 2019

NISSAN has shown off camouflaged images of its new, second-generation Juke small SUV ahead of a reveal next month, with some major changes to styling and technology taking place.


No local timing has yet been set for Nissan’s baby SUV, however GoAuto understands the new model will make its way Down Under, replacing the old version that has been on sale locally since 2013 and globally since 2010.


While only camouflaged images of the new Juke have been revealed, it is clear the new model has gone through some major design changes, starting with its front end that provides a far more obvious representation of Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille.


The V-Motion grille flows seamlessly upward and outward into the long, thin LED headlights, replacing the bulbous, high-set lamps of its predecessor.


A split-headlight design looks to carry over from the old model, with lower lights embedded into the front bumpers, while the lower bumper shows a mirrored design to the V-Motion grille.


Muscular rear haunches with flowing character lines give the Juke a purposeful stance, while at the rear, the camouflaged pictures suggest more shapely and stylish tail-lights.


A coupe-style profile and roof-mounted spoiler enhance the sportiness of the Juke’s look, as do its 19-inch alloy wheels – a particularly large size for a small SUV.


Few concrete details of the new Juke have been shared, however Nissan has confirmed it will be the third model in Nissan’s range to feature its ProPilot autonomous technology suite, meaning assisted highway driving should be a reality for new Juke owners.


The Japanese car-maker also confirmed that the new model will be larger than its predecessor with a longer and wider wheelbase, to help increase interior dimensions for added comfort.


Furthermore, Nissan has said point of focus for the new Juke include design, technology and “fun to drive” performance, however no powertrain details have yet emerged.


Engine-wise, the current Juke range is topped by the performance-fettled Nismo, which when teamed with a six-speed manual transmission produces 160kW/280Nm.


Other current powertrain options include a less powerful 140kW/240Nm tune of the 1.6-litre engine and an 85kW/190Nm 1.2-litre turbo four-cylinder for entry-level versions.


Sales of the ageing Juke have taken a hit through the first seven months of 2019, with 304 new registrations representing a 26.9 per cent skid over the 416 it sold to the same point last year.


As such, it is one of Nissan’s slowest-selling offerings, only besting the all-electric Leaf, and niche 370Z and GT-R sportscars for volume.


More details on the all-new Juke will be available when it is revealed next month.

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