The Nissan Juke will live on and the next-generation model will arrive in 2016.
The Japanese automaker has confirmed the second-generation Nissan Juke will continue to be built in Sunderland, England, which follows a $152-million investment into the plant. By keeping Juke production in Sunderland beyond 2020, it secures the jobs of 34,000 people within the company and in the wider supply chain.
The new Juke is expected to go on sale late next year with a concept debuting early in 2016 that will push the compact crossover’s design further. According to a report, the new Juke will focus more on technology and interior quality than radical exterior restyling.
Expect the next-generation Nissan Juke to be built on the CMF-B platform that is also underpinning the next-generation Nissan Micra and Renault Clio models. The Japanese automaker will also incorporate more efficient engines and better refinement in key areas of the interior.
Since the new Juke will share its platform with the compact Micra, there’s a possibility that Nissan will use a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine for the first time in the crossover. The Juke NISMO model will also live on for the next gen.
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