A near-production-ready version of the Nissan Juke has been caught testing. Here’s everything you need to know.
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The current Nissan Juke has been on sale since 2010, which means a new version is long overdue. And this is it. The new Juke was spotted testing in Spain and is set to get striking styling and a petrol-electric hybrid engine.
That new styling might be a little tricky to work out thanks to the substantial amount of vinyl this test car has been wrapped in, but Nissan’s corporate ‘V’ grille is plain to see. It looks like the car in these pictures keeps the unusual headlight configuration of the current Juke, with thin daytime running lights sitting above a circular main headlight.
Bulging wheel arches make it look more muscular than your average family car, while the sloping roofline makes the Juke seem sportier than a conventional SUV, a look augmented by the rear spoiler.
But the most striking feature at the back of the car is the crease runs from the rear doors into the tail lights on the boot lid.
What else can you expect from the Nissan Juke? Well, it’ll have more interior space than the current version and all cars will come with a large central infotainment screen.
Engines will include 1.0 and 1.3-litre turbocharged petrols and a 1.5-litre diesel, but this will also be the first Juke available with hybrid power. That comes courtesy of a 1.6-litre petrol engine that’s boosted by an electric motor.
The hybrid Juke will be free from paying the central London congestion charge and will be capable of travelling more than 30 miles on battery power alone.