The upcoming Nissan Juke crossover could be revealed at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October, possibly with a hybrid powertrain
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- Could feature a 1.2-litre hybrid powertrain
- Will probably offer an array of advanced safety tech
- Might borrow styling from the Nissan Gripz concept
- Expected to be revealed at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
The ageing but popular Nissan Juke compact crossover is set to be replaced in 2017. We expect a hybrid variant to be offered on the second-generation model, helping Nissan offer an eco-friendly rival to the likes of Renault Captur and Toyota CR-H. Our exclusive render gives you an idea of what the new model could look like.
The upcoming Juke could borrow styling from the Nissan Gripz concept, shown here
2017 Nissan Juke styling
We expect the new model to share much of its styling with the recently facelifted Qashqai. This means it could boast a wider ‘v-shaped’ front grille than the first model, trimmed with chrome details and flanked by two headlights with angular LED daytime running lights.
The Juke should keep the low athletic stance seen on the current generation but could introduce a more prominent side vent, as seen on the current GT-R and Gripz Concept. The new Juke’s back will probably feature an angular hatch, accented by two small pointy brakelights.
2017 Nissan Juke interior
The new Juke’s cabin will probably feature a multifunction steering wheel and a minimalistic dash design. Top-of-the-range models could feature leather seats and a 3D-effect quilting seen in the Qashqai’s new upmarket Tekna+ trim. Advanced safety tech including lane departure warning, autonomous braking and traffic sign recognition should help it fly through Euro NCAP crash tests.
The Juke will probably borrow its touchscreen infotainment system from the Micra and it’s likely to be standard across all models. An upgraded infotainment system will also be offered, possibly with the Bose sound system, satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay shown on the Qashqai.
2017 Nissan Juke engines
The Juke is thought to feature two petrol engines, one diesel and a hybrid power train. Entry-level petrol engines will come in the form of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol and a high-performance 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder that could feature more than 200hp in sporty Nismo trim.
The proven Renault/Nissan 1.5-litre diesel engine is expected be the choice for buyers after more fuel economy, while we could also see hybrid powertrain in the Juke. This will probably take the form of a 1.2-litre engine driving the front wheels with an electric motor on the rear axle.
2017 Nissan Juke price and release date
The Juke should make its appearance at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October and could go on sale in early 2018. The outgoing entry-level Juke is priced from £14,520, while top-of-the-range models will set you back £27,210. We don’t expect the next-generation model’s prices to deviate far from these ones.