This is a teaser image of Nissan’s Juke crossover, which will be unwrapped for the media next month. It is basically the Qazana crossover concept that Nissan showed off at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show which looks to have survived the transition from concept to production car unharmed. We can see that the glasshouse, mega wheel arches and lights that sit ON the bonnet are all retained, although we can’t really tell if the concept’s rear-hinged “suicide doors” are incorporated.

This means that the Juke, which will be made alongside the Qashqai at Nissan’s Sunderland UK plant, will be one of the most distinctive cars on the road once it goes on sale in October. It is positioned between the Note compact car and the Qashqai in Nissan’s range.

According to Nissan’s customer research, a large proportion of European compact car buyers’ needs are not met by “copycat hatchbacks” which they perceive to be uninspiring options. This is where the funky Juke comes in.

To view pictures of the Qazana concept, click here.