Next-gen Nissan Juke confirmed image

A second generation of the Nissan Juke has been officially confirmed by the car manufacturer.

The Nissan Juke has been seen as a crazy vehicle but it did manage to start a segment of its own, that of the sub-compact crossovers, which has been joined by most carmakers with vehicles including the Renault Captur, Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport, Peugeot 2008, Mazda CX-3 and others. But with the Juke currently entering its sixth year of production, with a facelift behind it, time has come for the company to consider a successor.

The second generation of the model has been officially announced by the car manufacturer. This will be put together in the Sunderland factory, in the United Kingdom, where an estimated 100 GBP investment will be injected. This will basically secure the jobs of 34,000 employees beyond the end of this decade. The next-gen Nissan Juke will be offered for sale in late 2016 and it will be riding on the CMF-B platform, which will underpin the next Micra and Renault Clio as well.

We have no clue at this point what exterior design the sub-compact crossover will be adopting for its second generation or what engines this will be using but we will remind you that the current one is offered with a front-engine and front-wheel / four-wheel drive layout. The engine lineup includes the 1.5 liter unit, the 1.6 liter and the 3.8 liter twin turbo V6 in the impressive Juke-R, on the petrol side, along with the 1.5 dCi signed by Renault. Transmission options include the 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic and CVT.