The first generation Nissan Juke went on sale in 2010 and was facelifted last year in March. Six years after its introduction, the mini crossover will enter second generation. Autocar UK reports several details about technical aspects of the next generation and what it will offer.
According to the report, the Nissan B0 platform-based car will switch to the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform which the sister companies plan to use for their mid-sized vehicles. The 2016 Nissan Juke should be the first car based on this platform, at-least from the Nissan brand. The modular platform should allow for faster development but with up to 30% lesser development costs. The platform will be used for many other vehicles from both the brands, including the next-gen Nissan Micra (that will be made at Renault’s Flins plant) and Renault Clio. Sharing of parts will bring higher economies of scale and reduce the production costs.
An undisclosed senior official from the company informs the publication that customers tell them that the Juke still looks fresh. And so, the company most likely won’t overhaul the exterior, choosing the evolutionary path. However major updates will be seen in the areas of engine efficiency, refinement and interior.