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If you thought Juke-Qashqai-Roque had a close relationship wait until you hear what Nissan is planning next.

Nissans product planning chief Philippe Klein has said that there are still spaces in the crossover lineup left to explore. “We’re looking at what to find,” Klein told Autocar. “There are lots of potential variations.”

When asked if Nissan could support another crossover, this time sub-Juke sized he said "interesting question."

“The question is not always cost but value,” elaborating, “We’re a sustainable business and have to hit customers for a long time. I have no good answer… [on a smaller SUV] But there are places to go. How big are those places?"

We're not sure just how large (er, small) consumers appetite is for crossovers, especially in the sub-compact segment, but Nissan certainly seems intent on finding out...
 

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I think what we can expect of this is something along the lines of a CX-3. Nissan can already see how well that is taking off and they want a portion of that market.

Can't wait for this to come to market.
 

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I think that the CUV thing is causing everyone to come out with something. The market will determine which ones are good and which ones are not in the segment's saturated state. So there will be a swell, followed by a bunch of the models being axed over the years after that.
 

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It's either that or it's pushing car makers to see how they can transition current vehicles to fit that new direction. it's much needed with how boring vehicles that came out 8-10 years ago look.
 

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I mean Nissan has a very modern and new design language and they will be looking to bring all their vehicles into that design language. Nissan vehicles a decade ago are so bland compared to the current design language.

'05 Maxima


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I'm sure modern vehicles wiil look dated in the same amount of time (or less) its just funny looking back to what seems like not that long ago and seeing the difference. I think many of the changes, and why they seem radical, is because of developments in manufacturing allowing different things to be possible. There has been developments in the way they can shape sheet metal, and lots of developments in lighting too.
 

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That is a really cool concept. It seems like hydrogen fuel cells are gaining steam (even though they actually emit water). Like EVs, the biggest barrier for these vehicles is infrastructure.
 
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