Nissan Unveils Juke Nismo Concept Ahead of Tokyo Debut
Besides the Juke-R, which we can only consider to be a ‘what if’ sort of car, combining a small crossover body with a massive twin-turbo V6 from a GT-R, Nissant has something else that is closer to actually being available for you and me.
This exiting new concept is a Nismo version the Juke. The in-house tuner has spruced up the 1.6-liter turbo in the top of the range version of the compact crossover. They didn’t actually say how much power it makes, but since it normally offers 190 hp, we expect somewhere in the region of 210 hp.
Nismo is known for making hard-riding version of Nissan sportier cars and this is no exception to the rule. Te Juke concept sits on 19-inch multispoke alloy wheels with wider tires. It’s also supposed to be lower and stiffer than the regular car.
Don’t judge them for making a crossover that’s useless off-road now, because the Juke was always more of a lifestyle vehicle than anything else, and now it has extra appeal, thanks to those side skirts, spoiler, fresh bumper and that pin striping.
Let’s just hope there’s a regular stick shifter inside that spruced up interior!
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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