Speaking to Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the firm's marketing boss Gareth Dunsmore said: "X-Trail and Qashqai are phenomenally successful and they don’t necessarily need Nismo to give them that additional boost."
Dunsmore also opened up the possibility of Nissan’s new supermini, based on the Sway concept, getting the Nismo treatment, but ruled out the Micra and Note.
“For me, the Nismo on a Micra or Note would be wrong. It's not about forcing it on to something it doesn’t need to be,” he said.
Nismo will focus on the GT Academy, which has generated 35m TV viewers worldwide, and developing Nismo merchandising and accessories.
"Accessories are a really big part of our business going forward. It's a good area for Nismo to explore," says Dunsmore.