We had a feeling this was coming. The otherworldly curvy sheetmetal of the Nissan Juke has always seemed so far off the map as to appear more French than Japanese. After all, Gallic designers have a long history of creating bold and polarizing forms. So it comes as little surprise that AutoExpress is reporting that Nissan will let its corporate siblings at Renault borrow the fun-to-drive Juke crossover for a model of their own.
At least in the UK, the unnamed model will replace the slow-selling Koleos CUV. AutoExpress has worked up some renderings, and notably, they swap out the Juke's unusual front lighting for something a bit more traditional and more along the lines of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show Captur showcar.

Earlier speculation had the Captur coming to market riding atop Renault's closely related Clio architecture, but if this new report is accurate, Renault probably won't have to invest as much to bring the vehicle to market. Check out the full renderings at the link below, and sit tight, because AE doesn't expect the subcompact ute to arrive until sometime next year.


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      Alex740
      • 2 Years Ago
      The front end of the Juke is the weirdest part for most people but overall the car has a very interesting shape and its actually fantastically proportioned considering its unusual and complex shape. Changing out the front end proves what a good design the Juke actually is as a whole. Comparisons to the Aztek are completely inaccurate, that car was an absolute mess.
      Random Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      At first I hated the Nissan Juke with a passion...but after looking at this...I respect nissan a little more for trying something different and original... This looks like a normal CUV ... it looks good..but it just looks like every other CUV out there... would I get this over a Juke? Idk..that Renault Diamond is awkwardly placed in the front of that car. Everything else looks fine to me.
      lne937s
      • 2 Years Ago
      BTW, the Juke and Clio are on the same Nissan B platform, along with the Tiida, Cube, etc. The Sunderland plant is at max capacity, so I would expect this to be built alongside the Clio.
      yyz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why isn't this reciprocal? I want to see some Renault hot hatches sold here as Nissans.
      leo
      • 2 Years Ago
      i'd rather have the Juke. the front light over the hood are ugly, but other that that that car is fantastic looking. this looks washed over and easily lost in the blandness of it's class now Nissan can easily refresh the front end of the Juke and they'd have a killer car on their hands, and they need to add a center console and armrest - that is a deal killer for me
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Except this looks good but still funky, whereas the Juke is funky but does not look good
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Gubbins
        • 2 Years Ago
        Ugly or not, that "POS" (I see you haven't driven one by that statement) sells about 3000-3500 a month.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
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          Gubbins
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
          Jason ERF- Hey, their money is as good as anyone else's!
          JasonERF
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
          Wow. That's A LOT of blind people buying cars.
      JasonERF
      • 2 Years Ago
      I get it! Just like how Buick had their version of the Aztek!
        Alex740
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        And here is the inevitable Aztek comment from someone who clearly knows nothing about design.
      jbm0866
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that is closer to what the Juke should have looked like from the start..
      sanmusa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Since the Juke looks like puke, just translate puke to French (vomis), and substitute the V for a J. They will call it the Renault Jomis.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 2 Years Ago
      They have to get rid of it somehow.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh sure, the French get the version with normal headlights but we get the weird one? Given France's history with strange car designs, shouldn't it have been the other way around?
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