Joining the Nissan Juke-R at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show will be the brand’s new Juke Nismo Concept, “an idea of how a premium sports version of the hugely successful compact crossover could look.”
The Nissan Juke Nismo Concept has a lower, wider and tougher stance than the standard car and is aimed at gathering an opinion from enthusiasts interested in an edgy personality.
“The global sales success of Nissan Juke has proved beyond doubt that customers are looking for something different,” said Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “The Juke Nismo Concept takes that idea to the next level. It’s energetic, distinctive and highly desirable.”
The Juke Nismo Concept makes its debut in a pearl white exterior with red highlights and features a lower bumper at the front and rear, wider fenders and sill side skirts. The grille pattern has been redesigned along with the tailgate spoiler. The concept rides on 19-inch alloy wheels.
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Performance wise, Nissan’s Nismo department lowered and stiffened the chassis while providing an upgrade to the 1.6 liter direct injection turbo gasoline engine. No official output numbers were provided.
“As the Concept shows, Nismo brings new levels of individuality to mainstream Nissan cars like Juke. The future for Nismo is to develop premium sports designs for an ever-widening range of customers,” said Nismo President, Shoichi Miyatani. “Our forthcoming range of cars will be just as accessible and innovative as every Nissan product, but with added Nismo energy they will be even more fun to own and drive,” he added.
– By: Omar Rana