Production Nissan Juke Nismo

It didn’t take long for Nissan to complete turning the Nismo Juke from a concept into a production version. First public unveiling of Nissan Juke Nismo production model will be on the Nissan stand at Le Mans from 13th to 17th June.

But don’t hold your breath for it. The car won’t gt into production until January 2013. But it will be worth the wait. The Juke Nismo is enhanced with a tuned-up version of its 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, inspired by the one installed in Nissan’s revolutionary DeltaWing Le Mans race car. As well as featuring stiffened suspension settings and new steering modifications for sportier direct handling and improved traction control, the new model will also be available with torque vectoring.

Visually the car gets a body kit that resembles the one on the Juke-R and also benefits form a sporty interior with racing steering wheel and upmarket trims. Pricing will be confirmed closer to launch.


Nissan press release:

The Nissan Juke Nismo combines the current radical Nissan Juke design, with a unique blend of sports coupé lines and SUV styling, influenced by Nismo’s motor sport expertise. Nismo specialists have engineered a new aerodynamics kit, giving the Juke an even more efficient, dynamic and powerful design. The new model features lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, and a modified grille and tailgate spoiler which control airflow. These aerodynamic enhancements reduce front and rear lift without increasing drag enhancing the Juke Nismo’s driving performance. Stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tyres offer improved grip, and further boost the Juke’s on-road presence.

The Nismo 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 holding while cornering.

Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President Global Product Planning, says “The introduction of Juke Nismo further cements our dedication to provide innovation and excitement for everyone. The Juke, with its radical design and pioneering attitude, is the natural choice to be one of the first Nissan models to receive the mythical performance and distinctive design treatment from our Nismo specialists.”

The Nissan Juke performance story began late last year with the creation of the Juke-R – which, intended initially as a one-off concept, has now been put into limited production due to demand.

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