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Nissan has confirmed a more focused performance derivative of its Juke Nismo

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.

Read our Nissan Juke Nismo first drive

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 Nissan 370Z, the Nissan 370Z Nismo, which will also offer more power, a revised chassis setup and specific body modifications.

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J3rrYcid 26 February 2013

This is an improvement of

This is an improvement of Nissan’s standard Nismo, with a turbocharged engine at 1.6 litre. With torque increased to 20%, it will give the car more acceleration, giving it a more focused performance with a sleek design. I would imagine that Nissan has given it much thought of improving its performance making it faster and with more power. I have read some reviews of the car’s first drive performance, and it seems that the bits and pieces of the car and its parts are well thought by the car manufacturer in order to produce a model that is more powerful. I could not wait for the reviews once this goes into actual production by the end of the year. It would be interesting to know if Nissan delivers what it promises.

Challenger440 22 January 2013


... marketing departments spend hours making sure that you can't actually buy the car you want - to get the bits you like, they'll force you to spend more money on stuff you don't need or like... for example some stupid gearbox.

iamnotbritishan... 22 January 2013

why does nissan insist on

why does nissan insist on pursueing CVT? and why can't i have a proper gearbox with 4WD?