The current Nissan Juke is nearly ten years old, so tradition would suggest the popular model is more than due an upgrade – and Nissan have duly provided. The 2019 Nissan Juke is a promising model that could well be worth considering, a vehicle that can be enjoyed by all, whether you’ve owned a Juke before, or are just looking for a great all-rounder that offers the tech advancements modern car owners have come to expect.
The long wait for the new Nissan Juke
It’s said that good things come to those who wait, and one would hope this proves to be true for the new Juke. The new Juke was originally scheduled to arrive in September 2018 but was unfortunately delayed until the third quarter of 2019 due to issues experienced with the Micra supermini. However, the signs suggest that the new Juke will more than justify the longer-than-anticipated wait.
Improvements to the new Juke
- The new Juke is said to be moving to a new platform, replacing the rather outdated B0 chassis of the original model with the Common Module Family CMF-B platform, which should greatly solve some of the issues apparent in older Jukes.
- While not officially confirmed, Nissan have suggested that the new Juke may incorporate a hybrid variant in an effort to comply with emissions requirements.
- The interior cockpit is thought to be moving with the times, with upgrades to the materials and fabrics used and an improved infotainment display more in keeping with the current tech already seen in competitor vehicles. In addition, it is believed that both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will offer smartphone compatibility.
- The overall styling of the vehicle will be interesting to behold; Nissan have said that the next generation will be “edgy and less mainstream” than the current model while still aligning with the original design – which is good news for those with an established fondness for the Juke’s high-mounted headlights and other, idiosyncratic design elements.
- The existing Jukes are often criticised for a lack of rear legroom, and sources suggest this is an area that has received specific attention with the redesign; a longer wheelbase should help to solve the issue once and for all.
- As is becoming the trend for newly-released cars, the new Juke will also offer an incredible range of customisation options, such as the ability to alter the colours and finishes on the fascia highlights.
When will the new Nissan Juke be available?
As mentioned, the Juke was originally set for release in September 2018, but the issues related to the Micra supermini caused a rethink on Nissan’s part. The belief is that there will be a concept version in the first few months of 2019, followed by the release of the all-new Juke later in the year – potentially to coincide with the annual Tokyo Motor Show in the third week of October.
Whenever the new Juke does arrive, you can rely on Dicksons of Inverness & Forres to keep you updated and, in time, we look forward to welcoming the new model to our range.
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