A year ago, many reports were suggesting that the Japanese manufacturer could drop this small crossover in favor of some completely new model. Fortunately, that won’t happen. The new 2020 Nissan Juke is in the testing phase and it should be ready to hit the market early in the next year. Of course, we count on a lot of improvements for the next year. Simply, the current model has been around since 2010, which is a quite long period for today’s industry standards, especially for such a small vehicle. Therefore, novelties for the 2020 Nissan Juke will be significant. This includes both mechanics and aesthetics, as well as tons on new technologies.
Although the testing model still waits to take off the camouflage, visual details about the new model are pretty much known, thanks to teaser photos. As we already mentioned, the new model should hit the market in early 2020.
2020 Nissan Juke Redesign
Obviously, this redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. The current model has been around for a very long time, so we count on significant improvements in various aspects. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind in the new platform. The 2020 Nissan Juke is about to get a new, stretched version of Nissan’s familiar CMF platform. This architecture debuted recently in the new Renault Clio and has brought a lot of benefits. We expect to see the same improvement in the new Juke as well.
This particularly refers to driving characteristics, where we should see improved handling, better dynamics, etc. Also, the latest reports suggest that the new model will get a slight increase in size, nothing spectacular, but enough to provide a little bit more space for passengers, and in the cargo area.
The original model was very original in terms of styling. It came with a funky, pretty unusual design that didn’t have too many things in common with the rest of Nissan’s lineup at the time. A unique front end made it instantly recognizable, which was the main reason for its future popularity. Therefore, many experts expected to see some revolutionary changes once again. However, that won’t happen. The 2020 Nissan Juke will keep its recognizable styling details, particularly those famous three pairs of lights at the front.
The round one will carry on, while the other two will be much narrower and edgier, in a manner of other new models from the company’s lineup. Moreover, the whole front end should feature the brand’s latest design language, highlighted by the recognizable V-Motion Grille. On the other side, the overall shape shouldn’t be much different. As we already mentioned, there is a slight size increase, but count on familiar proportions and overall look. When it comes to the rear end, we will see a much sharper layout, typical for today’s automotive industry.
This aspect of the car is still a mystery. Simply, the testing model still keeps most details as secret, including the dashboard design, which is completely covered. The outgoing model has a pretty distinctive dashboard layout, which doesn’t have many things in common with the rest of the lineup. It completely follows the funky exterior styling and comes with interesting aesthetical solutions, color schemes etc.
Therefore, we may presume that the new model will come with a similar approach, but in a completely different layout. The rest of the cabin will come in a typical small crossover manner, while the new platform promises a little bit more legroom, particularly in the second row. Also, the cargo area could be increased for a bit. Finally, count on much more standard equipment, especially in terms of tech goodies and safety systems.
2020 Nissan Juke Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we count on engines that are typical for the new CMF-B platform. Therefore, we won’t be surprised even if we see a small 1.0-liter turbo-gasoline engine, which in its most powerful version delivers around 130 horsepower. Of course, we definitely count on a new 1.3-liter engine, which delivers a max output of around 150 horses. Considering that Europe is one of the key markets, there is no doubt that diesel options will be in the offer as well. We count on a familiar 1.5-liter dCi engine, which should come in a couple of variants in terms of max output.
2020 Nissan Juke Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Nissan Juke is expected to hit the market sometime in early 2020. We still don’t know details about the price, though we are pretty sure it won’t be much different compared to the outgoing model, which starts at around 21.000 dollars.