Nissan may add electrified drivetrains when it updates its Juke, which was widely credited with popularizing the small SUV segment in Europe after its launch in 2010.
The Juke is expected to move to Renault-Nissan's CMF-B small-car platform from Nissan's B platform. This will give Nissan access to the plug-in hybrid technology in the newly revealed Captur, which will offer Renault's first plug-in drivetrain starting next year.
Another potential electrified option is Nissan's E-power hybrid drivetrain, which the automaker uses in the Note small minivan in Japan.
Nissan has said it is bringing E-power to Europe but has not said in which model.
The automaker will unveil the latest generation Juke on Sept. 3.
Nissan has admitted it has delayed replacing the Juke.
"We have taken a longer period of time to replace it than we said we would," Ken Ramirez, Nissan Europe's former head of sales, said at the Geneva auto show in March. Nissan had intended to replace the Juke in 2018.
The Juke will continue to be built at Nissan's factory in Sunderland, England, for European markets. In February Nissan canceled plans to build its X-Trail midsize SUV at the plant, citing uncertainty around Brexit as one of the reasons.
The automaker said planned investment at the factory for the Juke and a new-generation Qashqai compact SUV was unaffected.
The Juke was Europe's best-selling small SUV until 2013 when it was overtaken by new rivals such as the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008.
Last year, the Juke was the 13th best-seller in its segment, according to figures from JATO Dynamics market researchers. Juke sales for the first five months were down 8.8 percent to 28,891. The segment was led by the Dacia Duster with sales of 94,497, up 20 percent.
Nissan will not give the Juke a public debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September. The automaker has skipped the show, and the Paris auto show, "for a while now," a spokesman said.
Other absentees from Frankfurt will include Toyota and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, reflecting a trend for automakers to use marketing budgets for standalone launches that are streamed on the Web.