Nissan’s second-generation Juke crossover is almost ready. We’ve caught several testing prototypes in the past several months, but neither of them was as revealing as this one. Despite the camouflage all around the body, the 2020 Nissan Juke shows pretty much everything we want to know. At first glance, the redesign will bring evolutionary changes from the outside. Still, the changes will make a difference since the new-gen model looks somewhat tense thanks to its new defined hips. The tweaks are definitely borrowed from the Grips concept introduced back in 2015.
The new subcompact also gets the concept-like floating and sloping roofline and circular headlights which come matched with a set of slit-like daytime LED headlamps. There are a narrower mesh-treated grille and more aggressive front bumper with sharper-looking air intakes. In the back, the 2020 Nissan Juke shows a pair of rectangular taillights inspired by the Qashqai and a tad bulkier rear bumper. The side spy shot points out just front-door handles, while the back-doors handles stay hidden as before.
Under the skin, the testing prototype hides an all-new architecture. It’s the CMF-B platform steamed from cooperation with Renault and Mitsubishi. The chassis made debut some 5 years ago with the current Nissan Rogue, so we know pretty much everything about it already. By getting the new basis, the new generation Nissan Juke will not only improve ride quality; the tiny crossover will also get a chance to use the latest technologies beneath the hood. Also, the new Juke will get a new seating arrangement that will bring some additional legroom for the rear-seat passengers. Some reports suggest that the successor might offer some additional cargo room, but we can’t confirm that at the moment. Still, that’s quite possible since the successor seems to be slightly longer.
There’s going to be a big party under the hood of the 2020 Nissan Juke. The crossover will offer a pair of turbo options without any doubt. More precisely, the gasoline model will most probably rely on turbocharged 1.0-liter and 1.3-liter engines. Some markets will get a 1.5 Blue dCi four-cylinder turbo diesel, while we largely expect pretty much the same hybrid powertrain as it’s featuring the new Clio. It combines a 1.6-liter engine with a lithium-ion battery. Allegedly, the Japanese automaker is reconsidering a Juke PHEV as well. This one will feature the same 1.6-liter option which will be supported by a 9.8kWh battery pack. The option should be able to travel around 20 miles on electricity alone. A word from the street claims that Nissan has a fully-electric option in cards too. Still, we have no information about the Juke EV so far.
The prototype doesn’t reveal the cabin of the new-generation Nissan Juke, so we don’t have all details about it. However, we largely hope to see new infotainment coupled with larger touchscreen and smartphone integration. The company will not skip the opportunity to offer the ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system.
The 2020 Nissan Juke will be revealed later this year. Although the automaker hasn’t confirmed that so far, we are pretty sure that the crossover is coming back in North America.