2025 Nissan Juke.
Nissan has announced it is investing over $1.2 billion in its British factory to build 2 new EVs. One of them is expected to be an electric version of the next-generation Nissan Juke.
Notice they mentioned the “EV version of the Juke” which means a gas or hybrid model might still be available. The other 2 EVs built at the factory will be a next-generation Nissan Qashqai that was sold in the US as the Rogue Sport. And a new model replacing the good old Nissan Leaf.
The new Juke is rumored to be based on the recent Nissan Hyper Punk concept. Which is far from looking production-ready, although you can see under the visual mess, what a real car could maybe look like. And it would actually work as a future Juke.
The Nissan Juke was sold in the US from 2011 to 2017 but was never a huge hit. Although I test-drove it multiple times and it was always a lot of fun to drive. The second generation came out in 2019 and has never been sold here. The current Juke is quite popular in Europe, as was the first generation.
The Juke is also offered as a Hybrid in Europe. It is built in England, at the same Sunderland factory that will be updated to produce the new EVs.
It doesn’t seem Nissan announced any launch dates for the new models. The current Juke is already 4 years old, although the 3rd generation Nissan Qashqai came out in 2021. It could be at least a couple of years before new generations are out. On the other hand, a new-generation Nissan Leaf would be more than welcome sooner. The current outdated model came out in 2017.
We will probably not get the new Juke and Qashqai EVs, but the Leaf replacement is likely to make an appearance in the US when it comes out…