2014 will bring a hotter version of the Nissan GT-R as well as a new Focus rival and a facelift for the Juke
14 April 2014

Nissan will crown its range with a new, hotter version of the Nissan GT-R and re-enter the C-segment market as part of a far-reaching product offensive this year.

The N-Attack package sees the GT-R gain a range of new aero parts, four-way Öhlins suspension and a revised braking system. A Nissan insider said performance should be comparable with the firm’s GT-R Nismo GT3 race car.

Nissan’s new C-segment hatchback is also nearing completion. Nissan says the new hatchback, which will be built in Barcelona, will help the firm win larger fleet deals and provides a model for buyers trading up or down from Note or Qashqai models. Nissan says the hatch will feature a range of technology usually reserved for premium models.

Although no name has been confirmed, insiders say it will be familiar from Nissan’s past, suggesting Almera or Sunny could be used. The Sunny name has been used continuously in some Asian markets.

Nissan is also gearing up for the launch of the new X-Trail and is readying a facelift for its Sunderland-built Juke. The B-segment crossover will gain new engines and styling to bring it in line with the recently launched Note and Qashqai.

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14 April 2014
This new GT-R will undoubtedly be rapid and exciting but these performance upgrades are all rather predicable. Maybe if the kerb weight started with 15xxkg rather than 17xxkg it might just be comparable with the race car.


14 April 2014
If the "standard" Nismo is going to be around 120k then this is going to be a seriously expensive car you would think? I'd still like to know what Litchfield could do with a standard car and the change. I know the Nismo will be an official car but the reputation of Litchfield is held in the highest regard so I don't think you'd be losing any qudos by going that route. The big wing looks a bit silly now in my opinion but it obviously does it's job contributing to the remarkable ring time

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