Nissan's funky Juke mini-CUV is set to get a refresh at next week's Geneva Motor Show. If you're thinking that the Japanese automaker will take the opportunity to scale-back some of the crossover's polarizing exterior, think again: Nissan claims the new vehicle will feature an "even more striking design." And with stronger-than-expected sales worldwide for the model, we don't see the company's designers capitulating with a meek-faced mid-life update.

For now, the only look we have of this "striking design" is the teaser image shown up top (go ahead and click on it for a closer look). Nissan is also promising improvements in efficiency and refinement, although what that means for the Juke's fun-to-drive character is unclear.

Because we live in an age dominated by social media, the new Juke will perform a slow striptease on a variety of social networks, according to Nissan. It won't be a full reveal, but there should be some clues as to what the CUV's overall look will evolve into, before it's shown in all its glory in Geneva.

Take a look below for the brief press release from Nissan.
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New Nissan Juke to be revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Improved efficiency, advanced technology and greater practicality
Design enhancements make New Juke the most distinctive crossover yet

GENEVA, Switzerland (25 February, 2014) - Nissan's domination of the crossover market will move up a gear at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show when the New Juke will be revealed for the first time.

Today Nissan reveals the first teaser image of the latest version of its premium B-segment crossover, a car which has triggered one of the most talked-about trends for a generation.

Promising even more striking design, improved efficiency and enhanced refinement, New Juke will be one of the stars of the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show when it is revealed for the first time on 4th March 2014.

Building up to the unveil moment, Nissan fans will be able to interact with Nissan on social media to 'earn' an ever clearer glimpse of the exciting new crossover. Starting today, an obscured image of the New Juke will be shown on a variety of social channels where over the coming days and weeks the image will become clearer to define some of the Nissan's new design cues.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      So many haters - I love my Juke. Awesome in the snow. Fun to drive. Plenty of power. Plenty of space (I dont have kids and very rarely have anyone riding in the back...)
      • 1 Year Ago
      The teaser shot covers the most polarizing aspects of the car.
        • 1 Year Ago
        The teaser is actually the first attractive photo I've seen of the Juke yet.
      • 1 Year Ago
      In europe the juke use both the turbo 1.6 and the NA 1.6 that is use in the versa, there is speculation that the NA 1.6 maybe replace by the new develop 1.2 DIG-T that is use in the new nissan qashqai that develop 115 Hp and 190 Nm from 1750 rpm.Believe it or not the qashqai is getting 50 MPG in real world and was voted by what car as car of the year.This could be the improve fuel efficiency nissan is referring to.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Knock on it all you want guys. The fact remains, this is selling a lot more than the terribad Pontiac Aztek. Also, comparing the Juke to the Aztek is idiotic anyways. It's like comparing a growing child with a stillborn in a fashion show, and that's just plain wrong.
      • 1 Year Ago
      It can't be worse than it was before.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nissan Puke
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love that Nissan built this. I hate that Nissan built the convertible Murano. This car serves a really cool niche. It's got great clearance for a tiny "hatch" and it's small for city parking, agile for sporty handling (not sports car handling obviously) but it paves the way for more funky cars! :) If you guys want to blend in, buy a camry or rav 4. If you want to stand out and don't have a lot of money but a Juke :) I personally wouldn't own one but it's a great car for an early 20's female. It is basically a perfect competitor to the Buick Encore which is more luxurious and more expensive. This class of vehicles will only grow in the future. Mini Countryman is WAY too expensive. Fiat 500L is also a great competitor.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yes, I owned the Juke for a year, and it's hard to find a more fun to drive car in its price point, especially with all wheel drive. However, it ended up being too small for me, in the back and trunk space, and its gas tank is just too small - I got tired of getting gas every 150 miles. Mileage was fine at average of 26.
      • 1 Year Ago
      This generation's pontiac aztek is horrible. Worst design in past ten years. Too small for anything other than a lonely single girl with no friends. Sure one smaller than average person can fit in the passenger seat but the back seats... Are you kidding? Children from the age of 5 to 8 can fit okay. Younger than 5 makes it very cramped leg space with a booster seat. And an actual car seat fits as well as skinny jeans fit on Jim Gaffigan. Anyone with legs thicker than an 8-10 year old and you are very uncomfortable. If you are buying groceries for more than one person you have to make multiple trips because they won't fit in the cargo area and your small children probably won't be anymore comfortable than normal with the groceries on their lap. The aztek was at least roomy...
      • 1 Year Ago
      One day we'll learn the intended name was actually Joke but it wasn't a subtle enough way to laugh all the way to the bank. This Versa in disguise makes the Aztek look like a classic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yikes! Let's hope the term 'facelift' is literal. That car(using term loosely) sits atop the mountain of Nissan's awkward designs.
      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's going to look beautiful just like the current one.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish the Juke would cease polluting the public roads with its pregnant frog looks.
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