Next-gen Nissan Juke to spawn all-electric variant?by Justin King
A plug-in hybrid powertrain is said to be all but certain.
Nissan is reportedly considering an all-electric Juke as the crossover enters its second generation.
The redesigned Juke will be built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-B platform, shared with the Renault Clio and upcoming Captur, all but guaranteeing a plug-in hybrid powertrain, according to AutoExpress.
The latest report suggests the next-gen Juke will "maybe" even be offered as a pure EV to compete with the Hyundai Kona EV.
"We're working on several powertrain options at the moment," said Nissan's European product planning boss, Peter Bedrosian, without elaborating.
Nissan's global design head, Alfonso Albaisa, last year promised the new Juke "doesn't look too much like the last one" but will still feature a polarizing aesthetic to separate it from the crowd. The crossover is expected to be slightly larger, providing more passenger space and cargo capacity.
The redesigned Juke could be ready for volume production early next year.