Next-Generation Nissan Juke Confirmed, Uses New Platform
Second-gen Juke could arrive next year.
The popular Nissan Juke will continue for another generation, with Nissan's Sunderland, U.K. plant receiving a $153 million investment to prepare for the new model. The Juke is also built in Japan and Indonesia.
The next-generation Nissan Juke will move the Renault-Nissan "CMF-B" modular platform. CMF, for Common Module Family, will underpin nearly all Renault and Nissan small cars going forward. It is already used for the Nissan Rogue crossover; the B suffix designates the Juke's architecture as B-segment size. The current Juke is built on an older Nissan B platform also used for cars like the Cube and Versa.
Autocar reports that the next Nissan Juke will have improved interior quality and more technology. It could debut toward the end of next year, with a concept possibly shown in early 2016.
The current Nissan Juke (pictured) has been a runaway hit since it was introduced in 2010. In Europe, it is Nissan's second best-selling car behind the Qashqai. U.S. sales of the Juke are slowing this year, but the crossover sold an impressive 38,000 units in 2014 and 2013, and about 36,000 copies in 2011 and 2012.
Nissan gave the Juke a facelift for the 2015 model year, with tweaks including the addition of a color-personalization program, slightly revised styling, and the elimination of the manual transmission on all but the Nismo and Nismo RS models. The 2016 Nissan Juke receives a handful of other tweaks, including the addition of Siri Eyes Free functionality for the infotainment system, and two new Personal Package options that feature unique paint schemes.