LIVE from Tokyo: Nissan Juke Nismo Concept is no joke

LIVE from Tokyo: Nissan Juke Nismo Concept is no joke

No GT-R engine here, but Nissan’s wacky Juke went through a Nismo transformation, and has emerged beefier in both looks and performance.

Besides the expected aesthetic treatment, the Juke Nismo gets a lowered and stiffened chassis, while the 1.6-litre direct injection turbo engine has been uprated to deliver more power, although no numbers were given.

LIVE from Tokyo: Nissan Juke Nismo Concept is no joke

Inside, there are changes to the steering wheel, pedals, gauges, shifter knob and door trims, while leather-trimmed bucket seats have been added. Also, the tachometer dial and needle are illuminated in red, and shiny surfaces have been given a matte finish. More details in our previous post.

Like or loathe, this is the sort of design boldness that has been lacking in Japanese cars, which are normally severely toned down for production. Hats off, but still not in love with that face, though.

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.

 

Comments

  • Nissan on Dec 01, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    However ETCM will play a joke with all Malaysian, “Excuse me, No Juke in this land”.

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  • VW_fan on Dec 01, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This car actually looks very good in real life. My head turns whenever i see one in Japan.

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  • Bongcs on Dec 02, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Its faster than 1.6 Saga

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  • BMW POWER FOREVER on Dec 02, 2011 at 1:42 am

    not giving much hope for this car. cars they should have bring in and made cheaper (x-trail, murano 2.5, march, juke, serena) never happened. instead they just brought in some non-sensible big engine cars like the murano 3.7, 370Z

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  • Anton on Dec 04, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    We already seen the Juke-R before, makes the Juke Nismo looks less extreme

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