2012 Nissan Juke Nismo review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 , 06:06:55 byDan

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Nissan Juke Nismo

Japanese carmaker Nissan will present soon for the first time to the public the Nissan Juke Nismo, the production version. The big event will take place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race between June 13th and 17th. We first had the opportunity to see the model in a concept form last year at the Tokyo Motor Show. Actually, this compact crossover represents it the first vehicle in a series of new Nismo models.

The carmaker offered an aerodynamic body kit that features front and rear bumpers, side skirts, wider wings, tailgate spoiler and a modified grille. All there run on 18-inch alloy wheels covered in wider tires that offer improved grip and further boost the presence on the road of the Juke. The list continues with sportier steering and torque vectoring for improving handling and also a stiffer suspension. for the interior, the Japanese carmaker provided new redesigned pedals, gauges, steering wheel, door trim panels, gear knob and last, but not least, special suede-trimmed Nismo seats with red stitching. Sales are planned to start at the beginning of next year. The Nismo product range offers individuality, distinctiveness, but also oriented handling, excitement and performance. Under the hood, the Juke Nismo features a 1.6-liter direct injection turbocharged petrol engine borrowed from the DeltaWing Le Mans race car.

The model will be available with torque vectoring, a technology provided for better cornering and grip capacity. It will be built at Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK in Sunderland and first European customers will receive their keys only next year. More information on the model will be announced a bit later. The new Nismo will be available in Japan and USA at a later date. Nowadays, Nismo offers drivers a unique combination of performance and technical innovation and won the driver and the team titles in the National class of the All-Japan Formula 3 championship.