It didn’t take long for Nissan Juke-R to inspire a production model. And here it is, the Nissan Juke Nismo Concept.
So, it’s not as dramatic as the Juke-R, and it certainly isn’t as powerful. But the Nismo Juke works well as a hotted up version of the little crossover. It features visual tweaks, power upgrade, and stiffer chassis.
Due to the weird styling of the Juke, it’s kinda hard designing a proper body kit for it. But Nismo has managed it and came up with one including revised lower bumpers front and rear, wider fenders and sill side skirts, as well as a new grille and roof spoiler. It is designed to not only look good, but also improve the car’s aerodynamic efficiency. The whole car is finished Nismo colours of pearl white with red highlights.
The car also gets Nismo steering wheel, pedals, gauges, shifter knob and door trims, plus special leather-trimmed bucket seats and red tachometer, while the dramatic centre console – shaped to resemble a motorcycle fuel tank – has been given a metallic coating to enhance the purposeful feeling of the Concept.
The 1.6 liter engine is tweaked for better performance and a sweeter noise. The Juke has also been lowered and the springs and dampers are replaced with sportier ones.
Unveiling the Nismo Juke at Tokyo Motor Show is part of an ambitious expansion programme that will see the Nismo name become synonymous with performance and premium sports variants of mainstream Nissan models.