Nissan Juke Will Be Discontinued Soon, Sources Say

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson

The Nissan Juke will reportedly be discontinued in North America, according to multiple sources.

When you burst out guns blazing from the get-go, it’s sometimes difficult to follow up with an impressive sequel. Such is the case with the Juke, which will have no second generation model in North America.

According to two sources familiar with Nissan’s future product plans who spoke with TTAC on the condition on anonymity, the Japanese automaker will kill off the funky four-wheel-drive subcompact crossover after the 2017 or 2018 model year and replace it — in body and name — with the Aguascalientes-built Nissan Kicks.

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Nissan representatives said they would not comment on future product.

The Juke entered the North American market in 2010 to mixed reception thanks to its Kermit-like posture and awkward front styling.

Inspired by the GT-R-powered Juke R, Nissan attempted to offer increased performance to enthusiasts during the Juke’s later model years when it cranked up the Juke’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and added NISMO badging.

Still, all was for naught, it seems. Juke found just 19,577 driveways in the United States in 2016, down from its peak of 38,184 units sold in 2014, according to GoodCarBadCar.

In global markets, both the Juke and Kicks are powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter engine, but don’t expect that engine for North America. It’s more likely the Kicks will arrive with the Juke’s 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder. However, the sources claim the replacement may arrive without all-wheel drive.

A version of this story originally appeared on TTAC.com

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  • Gary Northrup Gary Northrup on Oct 30, 2017

    I just bought my first Juke!! My salesman told me I was going to like it, and well, I love it!!! This is my 4 th Nissan. Had the Rogue, Frontier,and Murano. I tell you, once you get use to the looks, you cant beat this little suv! Love it, and Nissan, I think your making a mistake. I know you think the Rogue Sport will take its place, but this little biggie is great. Wish I had bought it years ago

  • Farrad Raheem Mohammed Farrad Raheem Mohammed on Nov 12, 2017

    We have a 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo in Black here in Ontario Canada and the vehicle is wicked! I love it! so much damn power and the grip when you turn the awd vectoring on is INSANE! ive made turns on the highway in heavy rain at incredible speeds lol, it is sad that they might end it, as I was saving up for getting a newer updated model, the kicks is cool but if it has no AWD then forget that, we get a lot of snow up here, you should see the people with 2wd struggling to get around, I want anoher AWD NISMO vehicle but from the looks of it thats going to be th GTR which is $150 grand Canadian..... nissan wtf are you doing? :/

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