Nissan’s ugly duckling the Juke is getting a new suit of clothes.

The new Juke has been photographed in the final stages of road testing, ahead of its official unveil next month.

It’s seen here with a camouflage paint job at the Millbrook test track in the UK.

Because the design is so different and so polarising (some love it, some hate it) the job of drawing a new one must have been a challenge for designers.

Nissan says the original Juke had a significant impact on the segment and captured the imagination of drivers.

The new model will have even more character, exciting performances and a leading level of connectivity that responds to drivers’ evolving needs.

Rest assured, however, because Nissan says Juke may have grown up in many respects, but it will ultimately remain fun to drive.

Before the official unveiling in early September, Nissan has revealed:

  • New Juke will have sleek coupe lines, striking 19 inch alloy wheels and athletic stance that set a new standard in compact crossover design
  • Inspiration for the new Juke design development has been tailored around B-SUV customer demands for leading design, latest tech and ‘fun to drive’ performance
  • Loaded with empowering tech, Juke becomes the third Nissan model to feature ProPILOT technology, which forms part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision
  • The footprint of new Juke has increased in size to provide greater ‘roominess’ and comfort for the driver and passengers, without losing its agile driving style

Camo or no camo, it looks like they’ve wound the design back to a more normal look to us?

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Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.