The Japanese representative in the subcompact class is actually the model that started the entire crossover craze in this particular niche – so following it up with a new generation is a hard nut to crack for Nissan.
Nonetheless the automaker will allegedly present next year the second installment of the Juke – and after setting the basis for the segment back in 2010 the little SUV now has a huge competition to battle. Setting the benchmark is great, but the Juke has been followed since by competitors that have continuously improved their formula for success. To begin with, the UK Sunderland plant has been preparing since last year with a major investment ahead of the introduction of the next generation Juke. According to British media citing sources from within the company, the new Juke will be the second Nissan model to deploy the new CMF-B architecture, after the Micra.
This is a major change, because the currently deployed B0 platform is very expensive – much more than its group sibling Renautl Captur – and using the new architecture will enable the deployment of new powertrains. According to the report, one of the new introductions would be the one-liter three cylinder turbo gasoline, alongside with the continuously improved 1.5 dCi family of diesel engines. But the sources also talk about a hybrid powertrain, which would put it directly on a collision course with the newly introduced Toyota C-HR.
Via Auto Express