Nissan's new baby crossover will be called the Juke, the company has confirmed.
The Nissan Juke is based on the Nissan Qazana concept, is billed as an alternative to a small hatchback and will go on sale from October.
Nissan has also issued a teaser image of the car, which will be officially revealed on 10 February and then shown at the Geneva motor show in March.
The company says the decision to build the car follows customer research which identified a large proportion of European small and compact car buyers whose needs are not met by what they perceive to be uninspiring and unoriginal options available to them.
"We know that there are a lot of customers that are looking for a car which combines striking design, agile handling, driving pleasure and user-friendly technology, but not at the expense of practicality and convenience,” said Simon Thomas, Nissan’s European senior vice-president for sales and marketing.
“Nissan caught the mood of the European car-buying public with the Qashqai concept and we’ve worked hard to study the market in the same way for Juke to be sure we meet the needs of European customers."
The Juke will be manufactured alongside the Qashqai, Qashqai+2 and Note at Nissan’s facility in Sunderland.