According to our sources, the Nismo Nissan Juke will hit the dealership by the end of the year, while the near-production model will be presented at the Leipzig Auto Show in June. As you may know already, the Nissan Juke by Nismo was first unveiled back in December 2011 at the Tokyo Auto Show and made quite a buzz and as a result the Japanese manufacturer decided to build it.
The new sporty Juke will be powered by a turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter petrol engine delivering around 200 hp. Just like the standard Juke, the Nismo-prepared crossover will be offered as standard with front-wheel drive, but for those who want more an all-wheel drive version will also be available.
Comparing it with the current model, the Nismo Juke will carry a sport chassis as well as a new suspension and will ride on 19-inch alloy wheels. In terms of design, the vehicle will be inspired by the concept version, which means that we will find red accents, new front and rear bumpers, enlarged fenders, side skirts and a restyled front grille.
The interior will follow the same sporty theme seen as the exterior and will include new door panels, sport buckets, aluminum pedals, a new gear knob, a sporty tachometer illuminated in red and metallic center console.