A hotter Nissan Juke Nismo is in the pipeline, the company has confirmed. The new model will offer improved performance, a more focused chassis and upgraded brakes. 

The Juke Nismo’s 1.6-litre turbocharged engine will be tuned to develop around 20bhp more than the standard Nismo’s 197bhp, while torque will be increased by 20 per cent to around 220lb ft.

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A revised suspension set-up will be fitted, with different springs, shock absorbers and damping rates. The car will sit 20mm lower than the standard Juke Nismo.

The hotter Juke Nismo will be offered in front-wheel drive with a manual transmission, while four-wheel drive will be reserved for CVT-equipped models.

Nissan describes the positioning of the two Nismo models as similar to the Mini Countryman Cooper S to its JCW siblings. The new car is tipped to be on sale by the end of the year.

The expansion of the Nismo range will continue with a more hardcore derivative of the 370Z, the Nissan 370Z Nismo, which will also offer more power, a revised chassis setup and specific body modifications.