Toyota HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and some others were introduced to grab some of the success that Nissan Juke enjoyed when it arrived. Sales reached a record number of over 38.000 units sold in 2013 and 2014, but from then it started downward for almost 10.00 units per year. And that’s why Japanese carmaker prepared all new 2018 Nissan Juke.
2018 Nissan Juke – New Platform
The biggest change is hidden under the new skin. The current Juke uses B chassis that dates back all the way to 2002 Nissan Micra. Being both expensive and slow to produce this is the first thing that Nissan had to change. So, new Juke will ride on Alliance’s Common Module Family CMF-B platform. As for design, it will follow the funky design of its predecessor. It is best described by the words of Shiro Nakamura who said that next generation will remain “edgy and less mainstream”. In other words, that means high-mounted headlights like on Rogue Sport, squat rear end, and styling of the larger Murano.
2018 Nissan Juke – Interior
Witt slightly longer wheelbase, next Nissan Juke will overcome the main flaw that it was the main target for criticism, small rear legroom. Next Juke will also raise the bar with higher quality plastics, fabrics, and materials overall. The center console will receive bigger infotainment display which will likely come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other than that, new SUV will also have bigger range when it comes to personalization of options, which means different colors and finishes.
2018 Nissan Juke – Engine Range
With the shift to new platform arrives possibility for new Juke to offer a new line of engines. And the first one in line is 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine. The 1.5-liter diesel will remain in the offer, while top range should be 1.6-liter turbo with around 190 horsepower. New Juke will also come with a hybrid option. This is best backed upped with a sentence of Nakamura: “It is very tough to meet our emissions requirements without hybrid, it is almost mandatory.”
2018 Nissan Juke – Release Date
Next Nissan Juke will be ready for unveiling in fall this year. The sales in the U.S. should start in early 2018, but the price at this moment is unknown.