The Nissan Juke has been dropped from the Japanese automaker’s North American lineup, Automotive News reports.
The odd-looking crossover initially proved to be somewhat popular in the US, with Nissan moving over 35,000 examples of the Juke for four years straight between 2011 and 2014. Sales have steadily dropped each year since, however, and Nissan has sold just 652 Jukes in 2018 as of June. With consumer tastes trending toward larger, roomier vehicles and the Juke now having an abundance of more up-to-date competition, it’s not hard to see why dealers can no longer entice buyers.
In Europe, however, the Juke continues to be a strong seller. Nissan sold 95,000 of them in Europe last year and recently celebrated the production of the 1 millionth Juke at its plant in Sunderland, England. In Europe, the crossover is sold with a 1.6-liter o 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, along with a 1.5-liter turbodiesel. Both manual and CVT automatic transmissions are on offer.
Nissan is said to be working on a next-generation Juke with even more polarizing looks on offer. It’s not clear if it will be sold in North America, however.
[Source: Nissan Juke]
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