Nissan Juke is a subcompact crossover has finally been revealed for the European market. And right off the bat, it’s clear that it’s a much cleaner, more broadly appealing car than its predecessor. The frog-like accent headlights have been moved into the main grille design, although the large round headlights below them remain. The ultra-rounded fenders have also disappeared in favor of more gently and gracefully widened fenders.
The first thing people will notice is that the new Juke still has a rather distinctive look, from its larger-than-life oval lamps up front to flared fenders and two-tone floating roof. Standing out in what’s arguably the most competitive automotive segment isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and while styling is certainly subjective, Nissan seems to have turned down its bonkers dial compared to the previous Juke. Up front there’s a bit more symmetry, with Nissan’s current-generation grille blending nicely with the thin lamps atop the round headlights.
Motor 1 revealed that the compact crossover is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline mill, generating 117 horsepower (87 kilowatts) for either the front wheels or all four. That power is routed through a choice of gearboxes, including a traditional six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The 2020 Juke will be built at Nissan’s Sunderland UK plant with deliveries set to begin in November. Prices have already been announced, ranging from around $21,000 to around $30,700 though these prices are not exactly indicative of what it would cost in other places.