A radical-looking Juke? We'd expect nothing else.
Despite its unusual-looking design, most notably the front-end and headlight layout, the Nissan Juke has been a solid success for the automaker. Because of its popularity, Nissan will proceed with a second-gen car that won’t debut before 2016. And like the current car, the next Juke will continue to look strange. Nissan’s design boss, Shiro Nakamura, recently stated that the current car will be tough to replace since it has become the automaker’s best-selling small SUV on a global scale.
However, the Juke’s love-it-or-hate-it design will continue. In other words, the 2016 Juke will once again look totally strange when compared to just about anything else on the road. But that’s ok, because the Juke’s whole raison d’etre is to be different in quirky way. Nissan officials have also confirmed the new Juke will share a platform with the next Micra. But don’t expect the next Juke to be smaller than the current model, as the Micra’s platform will obviously have to be stretched somewhat. Still no word yet on whether Nissan is also planning a next-gen Juke R.