Say goodbye to the rounded design.

The first generation of the Nissan Juke that debuted in 2010 proved to be a real sales hit and the Japanese company is preparing its successor. While its design was always on the hate/love perception, the took the position of Nissan’s second best-selling model in Europe after the Qashqai.

Soon, the company will present a successor for the Juke and the new model is expected to ditch the rounded design of the original SUV. As seen in these exclusive renderings from our colleagues at OmniAuto, the second generation Juke will be influenced by the Gripz concept and will feature sharper styling.

Main characteristics of the design are the ever growing V-shaped fascia, surrounded by massive headlights replacing the round lamps of the current model. LED daytime running lights will be integrated in the lower part of the bumper.

Based on the modular CMF-B platform that underpins the Micra, Renault Clio and Captur, as well as the next generation Dacia Duster, the next Juke will likely hit the market with a familiar range of petrol and diesel engines, including the 1.5 dCi evergreen with 110 horsepower (81 kilowatts). But what’s more interesting, rumors say the small SUV will receive a hybrid version, combining a petrol engine and an electric motor for a total output of 109 hp (80 kW).

Nissan wants the new Juke to be one of the technological leaders in its segment and to achieve this it will install an array of safety systems as standard. On focus will be a new 360-degree parking camera, while sources also suggest the SUV will get a driving data recording system, a sort of a black box.

Source: OmniAuto

Gallery: 2017 Nissan Juke rendering