Nissan has toned down some of the design quirks on its Juke for the latest generation. The automaker is also taking the small SUV more upmarket to better compete with rivals.
Nissan released details and pictures of the Juke on Tuesday. It will go on sale in Europe starting in November.
When the Juke launched in 2010, it redefined sales of small SUVs and crossovers in Europe, turning what was until then a niche market into a hugely popular segment characterized by high-riding small cars with lots of design personality.
Nissan lost the lead of the segment after 2014 as other automakers developed rivals with bigger interiors, more features and better driving characteristics.
The Juke was Europe's 14th top-selling small SUV/crossover in the first half with sales down 14 percent to 33,533, according to data from JATO Dynamics market researchers. The Renault Captur led the segment with its volume up 1 percent to 120,638 units.
With the new model. Nissan expects to increase sales to just under 100,000 a year, similar to 2017’s figure for the current car, said Adrien Chaintreau, the executive in charge of marketing the Juke in Europe.