Nissan expand the Nismo range
New Juke Nismo RS
Nissan is expanding the Nismo range with an even more focused version of the new Juke compact crossover, the Juke Nismo RS. It is previewed at the Geneva Motor Show.
Like every Nismo model the RS has a motorsport inspired design, aerodynamics and engineering that delivers thrilling performance and handling. Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe said "with Nissan Juke Nismo already accounting for three per cent of all Juke sales in Europe, the enthusiasts' desire for more performance is clearly there. The new Nismo RS version offers just that and cements Nismo's reputation as creators of digital age performance.”
The Nismo RS's advanced 1.6-litre DIG-T engine has been fine-tuned to boost power to 218PS (160kW) from 200PS (147kW) while torque in two-wheel drive/manual transmission versions is increased from an already healthy 250Nm to 280Nm. To ensure the chassis can successfully transfer the extra torque to the road, 2WD models also benefit from the addition of a mechanical Limited Slip Differential on the driven front wheels.
The exterior of the RS makes sure it stands out from the crown with red door mirror caps and a red pinstripe that encircles the bottom of the car. New LED daytime running lights set within the lower air intake grilles at the front of the car and eye-catching 18-inch alloy wheels complete the look. The RS also boasts lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, plus a dark chrome V-motion grille complete with Nissan's new brand signature and tailgate spoiler to better control airflow. It is available in a choice of three exterior colours; White Pearl, Black Metallic or Silver Grey.
The interior is equally impressive with the option of special Recaro sport ‘bucket seats’, the RS logo appears in the rev counter with a distinctive suede wrap covering the instrument binnacle. There is also an unusual water print finish on the shift knob/paddle shifters and at the central cluster and the cabin in predominantly black in colour.
Options also include Xenon headlamps, Nissan's Around View Monitor and Safety Shield which includes Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection giving visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions.
Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe added "New Juke Nismo RS conforms exactly to the Nismo ethos, providing an instant performance feeling in a premium design inspired by our motorsport activities. The result is engaging, exciting and accessible.”