Production Nissan Juke Nismo revealed at Le Mans

Production Nissan Juke Nismo revealed at Le Mans

It’s no supercar baiting Juke-R, but the Nissan Juke Nismo will be mad enough for most of us. Shown as a concept at Tokyo 2011 and Geneva 2012, the production Nismo tuned Juke made its debut at the ongoing Le Mans 24 Hours race. It will hit the streets in early 2013.

The Nismo aerodynamics kit features lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, and a modified grille and tailgate spoiler which control airflow. These reduce front and rear lift without increasing drag, according to Nismo. 18-inch alloys with fat tyres offer improved grip.

Production Nissan Juke Nismo revealed at Le Mans

Under the hood is a tuned-up version of the standard 1.6 litre direct injection turbo engine, although outputs were not revealed. It’s bound to be quick, since the existing MR16DDT already has 190 PS and 240 Nm, good enough for 0-100 km/h in 8.0 seconds in a 2WD six-speed manual Juke.

They also threw in stiffened suspension and steering mods for “sportier direct handling” and improved traction control. The Juke Nismo will also be available with torque vectoring.

Production Nissan Juke Nismo revealed at Le Mans

The Nismo treatment continues inside, where the steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trim have been redesigned. Special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching take the place of the standard chairs. No images of the cabin were released, but you can view live pics of the concept’s cabin here.

The Juke Nismo will be built in Sunderland, UK alongside the standard Juke. European sales start in January 2013. Japan and America will get it, but at a later date.

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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

  • Cute car! I like it!

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    • Cute used to be defined as Ugly But Adorable in the dictionary. That applies here for sure!

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    • Syazwan on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:04 am

      Ugliest Nissan ever!

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      • hway de Cruz on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:55 am

        ya,hv to agree with u…somehow the porportions r all out. doesn’t seem to flow from front to back, in other words… the car is just too loud!

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  • When is the Tan Chong will bring the Juke coming to Malaysia????Still waiting…

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  • Azlan on Jun 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I gave up with Nissan (Tan Chong) .They should have brought in this car. Say this year. When I called the Customer Service, Now saying most probably not this year. Nissan seems to be like a good option for small SUV. However with delayed models in Malaysia, I loose interest with the model.

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  • gangully on Jun 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    bila ini kereta mau mari malaysia? TCM! bring it is soon!

    i have seen a lot of the normal Jukes in JKT and think it looks better in real life…

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  • akula on Jun 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    which one is primary lighting?

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  • lkloum on Aug 08, 2012 at 12:00 am

    indonesia is everywhere, too slow TCM…

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  • crazy nissan man on Aug 08, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I like it. Its quite a bold design from Nissan. but that’s what companies have to do to stay competitive.

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