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Nissan Juke Nismo has arrived to Europe

The new Juke Nismo is the first Nismo road car available in Europe. Juke Nismo is available in two models, front-wheel-drive with a six-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive with CVT. Under the bonnet of the Juke Nismo is a reworked version of Nissan’s advanced four-cylinder 1.6-litre Direct Injection Gasoline Turbocharged (DIG-T) petrol engine. Both power and torque have been increased in comparison to the standard DIG-T variant, but boosts in output don’t come at the expense of emissions and efficiency.

Power rises from 140 kw (190 hp) to 147 kw (200 hp), while torque is boosted from 240 Nm to 250 Nm. The 2WD six-speed manual Juke Nismo gets from 0-100km/h in 7,8 seconds and has a top speed of 215 km/h. Fuel economy is 6,9 l/100km on the Combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 159 g/km. The 4WD model with its CVT accelerates from 0-100km/h in 8,2 seconds and has a top speed of 200km/h. Fuel economy is 7,4 l/100km.

Improved performance is only one element of Juke Nismo’s dynamic appeal. The suspension settings have been completely revised, leading to greater traction and improved body response and roll control, while the car’s steering has been reworked for sportier and more direct handling. Despite all of the modifications, weight gains are negligible. The 2WD car weighs 1295 kg while the 4WD model is 1441 kg. Both figures are almost identical to the equivalent version of the standard Juke. In common with standard versions of the Juke 4WD, the all-wheel-drive Nismo variant benefits from Nissan’s innovative Torque Vectoring System (TVS). The 4WD chassis employs a multi-link rear suspension and the latest version of Nissan’s ALL-MODE 4×4-i electronic technology. Fitted as standard, the TVS is designed to limit understeer by increasing torque to the outside rear wheel, helping the car follow its intended course.

Every modification to the Juke’s body has been carried out to enhance a specific element of its aerodynamics. Compared to the standard Nissan Juke, the most obvious change is to the front, which now features a lower and more aggressive design. The familiar five-circle shape of the base section has been swapped for a horizontal mesh grille. That also means the integrated fog lights have been replaced by thin-strip LED daytime running lights, positioned at the top edge of new small vents to the side of the larger grille. On 2WD versions these are blanked, but on 4WD models the left-hand side vent allows air into the engine bay to cool the oil pump, and the one on the right is styled to match.

At the rear, the bumper is deeper than before and the red pinstripe is visible on the black sill. Above, a stylish tailgate spoiler is painted in the body colour and houses the high-level brake light. In common with all exterior modifications, this is designed to increase front and rear downforce, so enhancing the Juke Nismo’s dynamic performance and efficiency. The Nissan Juke Nismo is available in three stunning exterior shades – Silver Grey, Pearl White and Metallic Black. All come with red door mirrors and the matching pinstripe around base of car.

 

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