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Nissan Juke Matures For Second-Generation

Nissan Juke Matures For Second-Generation

It’s hard to believe the Nissan Juke first debuted 10 years ago, but Nissan has finally revealed a second-generation Juke. This Juke is way less quirky than the first one, but still offers up more character than the run-of-the-mill Rogue lineup.

For Juke’s second go Nissan has swapped it to the Renault-derived CMF-B platform, which is enabling this Juke to be slightly larger than its predecessor. The added dimensions have given the new Juke less-awkward proportions on the outside. The smoother proportions have merged with a design language that is a bit of a hybrid between the original Juke and modern Nissan family design cues.

For example, Juke is retaining its iconic circular headlights, but now they are resting under a horizontal LED daytime running lamp that looks more like what you’d find on the new Altima. Likewise, the grille design is a very dramatic variant of Nissan’s iconic V-Motion grille.

Added maturity is also found along the sides of the Juke, where body lines have been smoothed out and a floating roof design has been added in, similar to the Kicks.

Inside the new Juke looks virtually nothing like the previous iteration. Nissan has gone with a fairly unique design theme, including a new floating center stack. Overall button count has been reduced and Nissan says the driving position is significantly different from yesterday’s Juke. The new look is atop an interior that is generally larger, with a specific focus on an added 2.3″ of rear knee room.

Powering the new Juke is a a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder that generates 115 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This power will flow through a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. For those wondering, yes, this is less power than the last Juke Nissan had on the U.S. market.

Speaking of the U.S. market, Nissan has not mentioned the U.S. with regards to this new Juke. All indications point to this vehicle being a European model, where buyers will be able to order one in November.





 

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  1. adk024
    I liked the freakish nature of the first one, I have to admit. This is just a meh blob like the others.
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