Rolling up in Nissan’s Juke range is the Nismo model. It includes a more aggressive aero package than before, complete with new front and rear bumpers, wider wheel arches, side skirts, a tailgate spoiler and a new grille, sitting on wider 18-inch alloys. The interior’s kitted out with a sporty control surfaces and red-stitched, suede-covered sport buckets with greater lateral support. The Nismo does hold a standard Juke spec of a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. However, it’s enhanced upon the 188 horsepower of the basic model through stiffer suspension, revised steering geometry and performance-tuned traction control with torque vectoring. It’s a beast.
The car’s to be unveiled at this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with a number of Nissan-powered vehicles on the grid. Expect the car to be available on the market from the start of the new year, starting from Europe and Japan, with America following suit.
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