The production of the new Nissan Juke Nismo is well under way
The production of the new Nissan Juke Nismo is well under way and the first models have been integrated into the existing production line which is great news for those who placed their order in January. The Juke Nismo features a more aerodynamic body kit, driver-focused interior upgrades and a more powerful turbocharged engine; there is also a stiffer suspension and the modified steering means an enhanced dynamic experience, with sportier handling and improved traction.
The price tag for this high-performance version of a small crossover is quite appealing with a starting price of £19,995, the Juke has been so successful and it is looking good for the Nismo as orders have already been placed. The sporty looking Nismo will be powered by a 1.6 four cylinder petrol engine and is capable of 0.62mph in just 7.8 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 134mph. It will also stand out from the crowd as the three colours offered (Blade Silver, Pearl Black and Storm White) all match and complement the signature red door mirrors and matching lower red pinstripe. The interior is very showy featuring special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching and deep side bolsters along with Alcantara and leather trim for the steering wheel and suede trim for the door liners. There are red Nismo signatures carried through to the dashboard gauges, gear knob and gaiter which give it the unique touch and other features include a black centre console, a black headliner and black door switch surrounds.
First deliveries of the new Juke Nismo will be in March. The assembly line at the Sunderland plant is busy round the clock especially since the launch of the Juke back in 2010. More than 330,000 Jukes have been built at the factory which is also where the popular and successful Nissan Qashqai and Nissan Note models are manufactured. A new production record was broken by Nissan last year when for the first time in history a car production facility made more than 400,000 passenger vehicles in a year. Production is really quite incredible figures show that when the plant first opened in 1986 car assembly per hour was approximately 12.5, the figure now is 118 per hour!!
Nissan will follow up the Juke Nismo with a range of Nismo branded models over the next few years, so if the Juke is not what you are about keep a lookout because other surprises will be in store.