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Nissan Extrem points to next Juke


Company insiders say the lines of the concept – just unveiled at Sao Paulo motor show -- are good indication of the design direction for the next-gen Juke when it arrives in 2016.

The press release itself hints at the tie-in, noting: "Although strictly a concept car with no immediate plans for production, elements of Extrem's styling offers a glimpse into future Nissan products, for Brazil and beyond."

The tie-in extends to the engines and drivetrains, with Nissan saying the Extrem could be powered by the same 1.6-litre turbo mill found in the Juke Nismo and have the option of front/all-wheel drive.

Nissan Australia CEO William Peffer Jr says the Juke's launch adds even more substance to the product offensive from Nissan, who will introduce new models every 10 weeks for the next two years.

"The Juke is a car that fits with our brand and has been highly anticipated in the market for quite some time" he notes The SUV is built in both the UK and Japan but Fadeyev says it is too early to determine which country the car will be sourced from.

Peffer's predecessor, Dan Thompson, ruled out bringing the compact crossover to Australia, citing three separate business studies where the numbers failed to stack up.