January 25, 2013
Juke Nismo Arrives in Europe
Jan. 25 – Barcelona – Nismo means enhanced styling, improved performance and sportier handling for the acclaimed Juke crossover.
The name is short for Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd and the car has been infused with performance DNA.
The starting point is the standard Juke’s radical design, with its unique blend of sports coupe lines and SUV styling.
Nissan and Nismo engineers have developed a new aerodynamic body kit, giving the Juke an even more efficient, dynamic and powerful design.
The new model features lower front and rear bumpers and sill side skirts, plus a modified grille and tailgate spoiler to better control airflow.
These upgrades reduce front and rear lift, enhancing performance.
Stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tires offer improved grip and further boost the Juke Nismo’s on-road presence. Red door mirror caps and a pinstripe around the base of the car will instantly mark it out as a Nismo machine.
It is not just about looks. Under the hood is a tuned version of Nissan’s 1.6-litre direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine. Power has been boosted from 140kw (190PS) to 147kw (200PS) and torque is up from 240Nm to 250Nm.
For all Nismo variants, the design treatment continues inside the cabin, where the steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims have been redesigned to boost the sporty feeling when driving.
To further underline the performance personality of the car, special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching have been added for increased support and comfort while cornering.