Juke on track for a facelift?

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NISSAN bosses have refused to confirm or deny claims the Sunderland-built Juke is due for a facelift.

An image has appeared online claiming to show a prototype of the new-look version of the popular car.

The redesign seems to feature changes to the front and back, with a new front bumper featuring different air intakes and new-look front grille, and modifications to the back bumper.

The Juke became Nissan’s second all-British car when it went into production in 2010.

Like its big brother, the Qashqai, the Juke was designed at the car giant’s centre in London’s Paddington, developed at Nissan’s engineering base in Cranfield in Bedfordshire, and built in Sunderland.

The success of Nissan’s Sunderland-built models has played a major role in the British car industry’s continuing revival.

January’s output at Nissan Sunderland plant of 44,511 vehicles was four per cent up on last year’s 42,669.

The latest car registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show a 7.6 per cent increase in the last month, compared to last year.