In Europe, the Nissan Juke has been a roaring success in Europe, while the Kicks replaced it in the United States, the automaker has been teasing a second-gen model of the compact SUV for the Old World. The original image is so dark that you can't see much of the new Juke, but Motor1.com's brightened version provides glimpses at a few more details.
Gallery: Nissan Juke Teaser
The new Juke wears a reimagined version of existing model's large, lamp-like headlights with skinny eyebrows on top of them. Judging by the available photos, it appears that the fenders are larger and more rounded than the current vehicle. The silhouette in the brightened photo shows the double-bubble design in the roof that should provide a sporty aesthetic.
While not visible in these images, spy shots indicate that the rear hatchback looks similar to the current Juke. The tweaks appear to include broader rear fenders, though.
The new Juke will ride on Nissan and Renault's CMF-B platform, which is also underneath the Clio. A variety of engine options should be available, including economical 1.0- and 1.3-liter gas-fueled engines, a 1.5-liter diesel, and a more potent, and possibly a gas-powered 1.6-liter turbo with around 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts). A plug-in hybrid should be available at some point, too.
Higher trim levels should get all-wheel drive. Lower grades would come with front-wheel drive as standard, but AWD might still be an option for them.
Nissan will unveil the new Juke on September 3, and the latest generation won't be available in the United States due to the Kicks filling that role. Sales of the crossover's new generation will likely begin before the end of the year or in very early 2020.