Facelifted performance Juke with more power and new styling is now on sale, powered by a 215bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine
Darren Moss
18 December 2014

The updated Nissan Juke Nismo RS has gone on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £21,995.

Revealed at the Geneva motor show, the facelifted Nismo RS is available in both front-drive and four-wheel-drive guises and is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre DIG-T engine offering 215bhp and 207lb ft of torque. It can be coupled to either a six-speed manual or Xtronic CVT with paddle shifts.

Mechanically, Nissan has also upgraded the 2WD Nismo with a new limited-slip differential for improved traction, while also adding larger brakes with ventilated discs at the rear. Four-wheel drive models gets Nissan's torque vectoring system.

Visual updates include unique front and rear bumpers with the firm’s new corporate V-grille design. New, thinner DRLs, bespoke 18-inch alloy wheels and a sports exhaust also feature.

Inside, the new Nismo RS can be specified with Recaro sports seats and pseudo-carbonfibre trim.

Additional reporting by James Thompson

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4 March 2014
Stupid stupid stupid horrible horrible horrible CVT.

Nissan please please please stick Renaults 'DSG' on it


4 March 2014
pasted in these parts. I'm hoping they put those dual valve shocks in it as well as the DSG.

19 December 2014
Every time i see a Juke apart from the gag reflex I just cannot get past the rather clever way that Nissan have created this offensive product. It is clearly designed to appeal to middle aged people trying to hold onto their youth, perhaps in a midlife crisis (certainly based on the typical owner). It is, without doubt, just awful, impractical and ugly; its like a sort of tonka for grown ups but without the aesthetics. In a way it reminds me of the hideous PT Cruiser which was seemingly snapped up by many but was equally horrendous, perhaps marginally worse actually. Hats of to Nissan in recognising this "niche of the tasteless" but I for one will be steering well clear of this pumped up overpriced ugly duckling

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