AN ALL-NEW Nissan Juke will arrive in UK showrooms next year, complete with more interior space and bolder styling than ever before.
What is the 2020 Nissan Juke?
The Juke is the smallest SUV that Nissan makes, and stands out from the crowd thanks to its bold styling. It’s also, Nissan claims, quite an important vehicle in the history of the automobile: the Japanese car maker says the first-gen Juke in 2010 pioneered the compact crossover class, which is now one of the most hotly contested sectors of the new car market. Other car makers have made similar claims, mind you — the three-door Toyota RAV4 was launched a full 16 years before the Juke, for example.
Whatever, Nissan’s mini-crossover has proved extremely popular and in July last year the one millionth Juke rolled off the production line at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant. In a press release announcing the milestone, Nissan said a brand new Juke is built at the plant every 105 seconds.
But the model is overdue an all-new version, as it’s now nine years since it first appeared on our roads. Fortunately the second generation is imminent.
Details at the moment are scant (and we’ve only seen teaser images so far), though we’re expecting full details on September 3.
It’s likely the new version will be more spacious and practical than the original, and there’s a good chance it’ll be slightly less divisive in appearance (you either love the look of the first-gen Juke, or hate it with a passion). The teaser images suggest the Mk II will feature a distinctive and aggressively-styled headlight array, however.
While Nissan is a Japanese company, patriotic British motorists who are interested in a new crossover may want to consider the new Juke, as the car will still be built in Sunderland.
What engines will the 2020 Nissan Juke have?
It’s unclear at this stage which engines will be available for the Juke, though it’s possible the range to be broadly similar to the ones you’ll find in the similarly-sized Nissan Micra supermini, with a mix of petrol and diesel.
Both manual and automatic transmissions will likely be offered, and the majority of Juke variants will most likely be front-wheel drive, though the more powerful models could be available with all-wheel drive — as was the case with the original Nissan Juke.
Will there be a hybrid or electric Nissan Juke?
Nissan has yet to say whether the new Juke will be offered with hybrid or pure-electric power. However, as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is making a hybrid powertrain available for nest year’s new Renault Clio supermini, there’s a chance it could find its way under the bonnet of the new Nissan Juke, too. We’d like to see a plug-in Juke, to rival the likes of the new Kia Soul EV, though again, we won’t know until September. It’s not beyond the realms of possibility given the electric Leaf is also manufactured in Sunderland.
What tech will the 2020 Nissan Juke feature?
Tech specs will be revealed on September 3.
How much interior space does the 2020 Nissan Juke have?
We won’t know how much space the Nissan Juke offers until it’s revealed in full this September. However, as the original car was criticised for having a small boot and not much room in the back, we expect Nissan will have worked hard to make the new Juke more practical than its predecessor.
How much will the 2020 Nissan Juke cost?
Prices will be revealed closer to launch, though we expect the second-gen Juke to cost buyers about the same as (if not, a little more) than the current car. At the time of writing, the Juke range begins at £15,520 for the entry-level model in the most basic ‘Visia’ trim and rises to £20,610 for top-spec versions in the gadget-laden ‘Tekna’ spec.
If Nissan decides to make a sportier and more powerful Nismo variant, it’s likely this flagship Juke variant would set buyers back around £25,000.
When will the 2020 Nissan Juke go on sale?
The all-new Nissan Juke will be revealed in full September 3, 2019, and the order books are likely to open at the same time. The first deliveries are expected to begin in early 2020.
What are the 2020 Nissan Juke’s rivals?
With the compact SUV market having exploded in the 10 years since the first-generation Nissan Juke was unveiled, the latest model will have many cars to compete against when it arrives on UK roads.
Some of the new Nissan Juke’s main competitors include the Citroen C3 Aircross, Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3, Fiat 500X, Peugeot 2008, Ford EcoSport, Renault Captur, Vauxhall Mokka, Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, SEAT Arona, Toyota C-HR and Volkswagen T-Cross.