Fans (and detractors) of the Nissan Juke’s quirky looks can expect more of the same from the second-generation model, along with a dramatically upgraded interior quality.
With its ‘individual’ appearance, Nissan believes its customers still view the current Juke’s look as fresh and original, so the carmaker sees little benefit in a radical restyle for the next model.
Buyers can instead expect improvements to interior quality and efficiency, along with a leap in advanced technical features.
The new platform could also lend itself to new engines for some markets, including three-cylinder options, and the Juke Nismo is expected to return with the 2016 model.
“Customers tell us that the Juke still looks fresh,” an unnamed Nissan source said, speaking with the UK’s Autocar.
“So we don’t think the exterior styling really needs a major update. The gains will come through more efficient engines, better refinement and improvements in key areas of the interior.”
But before signing off on the new model, Nissan may have a new Juke-themed concept up its sleeve to be unveiled at a motor show before the end of the year to gauge public reaction to any changes.
In Australia, the updated-for-2015 Juke (pictured, above and top of page) arrived in local showrooms last month, bringing some styling tweaks and a new small turbocharged petrol engine.
The second generation Nissan Juke is due to be unveiled for overseas markets late in 2016.
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