Nissan has decided to celebrate the Juke's fifth birthday by unveiling a full-size origami replica of the funky-looking crossover.

Nissan has decided to celebrate the Juke's fifth birthday by unveiling a full-size origami replica of the funky-looking crossover.

After Lexus showed us their origami IS about a month ago, Nissan is doing the same thing with their Juke which has been replicated as a paper sculpture by British artist Owen Gildersleeve. He worked on the project for more than 200 hours and had to fold more than 2,000 pieces of paper to construct this full-scale Juke origami replica which isn’t as detailed as the IS since that one came with a complete interior cabin.

Nevertheless, it takes talent and a lot of patience to create a paper-made Juke and Nissan considered this would be the best way to celebrate the model’s fifth anniversary and more than 700,000 units delivered, making it the company’s second best-selling model in Europe. At the same time, the Sunderland-built compact crossover is the top-selling model in its segment on the old continent and will soon receive a second generation likely coming in the second half of next year.

To get ready for the new model, Nissan previously announced plans to invest £100 million at the factory in UK and it is believed the new Juke will make the switch to the CMF-B architecture that will also serve as foundation for the next Nissan Micra and Renault Clio. Other details are not available at this point, but obviously the polarizing design will be carried over since it was pretty much the key to the current model’s success.

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