The head of design at Nissan has promised that the second-generation Juke will not feature an evolutionary design, adding that it will come across as an "urban meteor with a nasty attitude".

Speaking to Autocar, Alfonso Albaisa, who holds the position of senior vice president for global design at the Japanese automaker, revealed that the new Juke “doesn’t look too much like the last one”.

"It doesn’t look like IMx or new Leaf, either. It’s an urban meteor with a nasty attitude," Albaisa told the British publication.

Autocar reported that the second-generation Juke was set to make its show debut in the next few months, with production slated to start in 2019. It is expected to run on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s small car platform, which already underpins the Renault Clio and Nissan Micra.

“Our job was easier with the first one, because there was nothing else like it,” Albaisa went on.

“And that car’s success was so huge even given how polarising it looked. The second one couldn’t be derivative or evolutionary and still be a Juke. We’d almost have to change its name to ‘Nancy’, otherwise,” he added.