Nissan release teaser image for new Juke

The public will get their first proper look at the updated Nissan on 4th March 2014 when the Geneva show begins.

In the build up to its eventual reveal, Nissan fans will be able to interact with Nissan on social media to ‘earn’ an ever clearer glimpse of the exciting new crossover.

Starting this week, an obscured image of the new Juke will be shown on a variety of social channels where over the coming days and weeks the image will become clearer to define some of the Nissan’s new design cues.

While the teaser image above gives little away, the updated Nissan Juke will reportedly retain many of the design cues which have made such a distinct looking car since it first launched. The changes, however, should keep the Juke up to speed with its more recently launched rivals such as the Peugeot 2008 and the Ford Ecosport.

The updates that will be introduced are expected to include an altered design to the face of the Juke. Redesigns for the front and rear bumpers are also expected. Higher quality materials will likely be used in the cabin of the Juke as well.

The same revised engine line-up used for the new Qashqai is also expected to be passed over to the updated Juke. The mini-SUV will therefore include a 108bhp 1.5-litre dCi diesel returning CO2 emissions below 100g/km. An 113bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is also expected to replace the Juke’s existing 1.6-litre unit.

As revealed last year, the revamped Nissan Juke range will also be expanded with the arrival of a high-performance Nismo RS derivative. The Nismo RS uses the same 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the standard Nismo however power output is increased from 197bhp to 212bhp.

While no official performance figures have been released for the Nismo RS, reports suggest it can now go from a standstill to 62mph in around 7.5 seconds. That’s about 0.3 seconds less than it takes the standard Juke Nismo.

The refreshed Nissan Juke range including the Nismo RS will reportedly go on sale this summer. No pricing details have been confirmed yet; however the refreshed Juke will likely have a similar starting price to the current Juke which currently begins from £13,195.