Nissan has introduced the Juke Nismo RS to its SUV range, making it the third Nismo model to be sold in Australia.
This limited edition Nismo special edition has race-inspired styling, a driver-focused cockpit and increased driving performance compared to the standard Nissan Juke.
It features bespoke front and rear bumpers, side skirts and roof spoiler as part of its Nismo RS aero package. It also includes a Nismo front grille, exhaust system, rear diffuser and signature red mirror caps and detail line, plus RS badging.
The interior has a Nismo RS leather-accented shift knob and leather and Alcantara steering wheel with red stitching and the iconic red centre mark, plus Nismo suede sports seats with red stitching. It also has an intelligent key with Nismo RS push button engine start, a red Nismo tachometer and Nismo branded front kick plates and carpet mats.
The Juke Nismo RS also has gloss black centre console, door trim and air vent finishers, a black roof liner, a carbon-look finish on the head unit and gear shift surrounds. The RS also has unique 10-spoke Nismo RS alloy wheels.
Under the hood is a 1.6-litre turbo-charged sequential high-pressure direct injection petrol engine that has been tuned to output 160kW of power and 280Nm of torque for the 6-speed manual option, and 157kW of power and 250Nm of torque for the CVT alternative.
The engine’s connecting rod durability has also been improved for use with higher torque settings on the manual transmission, along with a strengthened clutch cover and dual mass flywheel.
On the 6-speed manual variant, the transmission has an improved gear set and a shorter final drive ratio for faster acceleration, and the helical-geared limited slip diff directs more power to the front wheel with the most traction to maintain acceleration during cornering.
The Xtronic system on the All-Wheel Drive model offers eight step gearing and an advanced torque vectoring system limits understeer.
A series of body and chassis reinforcements are designed to increase the vehicle’s rigidity, steering precision and response.
Suspension and steering updates include the re-tuning of the spring rates, damping force and electric power-assist steering (EPS), the reinforcement of the front suspension link and the slight lowering of the suspension to improve aerodynamics.
The Juke Nismo RS also features 4-wheel vented discs, larger 12.6-inch front brake rotors and vented rotors in the rear, plus red-painted calipers and upgraded brake pads.
Standard safety features include front, front side and curtain airbags, two ISOFIX child restraint anchorage points, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and the Nissan Intelligent Mobility active safety technology, the 360 degree Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection. There is also Anti-Lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TCS), a 5.8 inch touch screen display, satellite navigation, digital radio and Bluetooth.
The Nissan Juke Nismo is available in three colours including Ivory Pearl, Pearl Black and Platinum with a premium suede sports seat and red stitching interior trim.
Nissan JUKE NISMO RS MSRP Pricing
- JUKE NISMO RS // 6MT // $37,790
- JUKE NISMO RS // CVT // $41,490