Nissan Juke R-2.0 launched at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Andrew Christian, on June 30, 2015

The Nissan Juke-R 2.0 has made its world debut at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is an upgrade to the Juke-R, which made the news in 2011 as the first Crossover supercar in the world. It was applauded for merging the innovations of a Juke with the running gear and engine of the iconic Nissan GT-R.

The Juke-R 2.0 arrives after four years after the launch of the original with an offering of more prominent styling and higher power. After the Juke-R 2.0 was introduced at the Nissan stand, it was seen in the Supercar Paddock for the rest of the weekend. For its dynamic debut, it was seen on Goodwood’s Hillclimb and was driven by Jann Mardenborough, a Nissan GT Academy graduate and Le Mans 24 Hours driver.

The Juke-R 2.0 is based on the revised Nissan Juke that came out in 2014 with multiple improvements on its design and equipment. In addition, the Juke-R 2.0 is now able to generate 600 hp. It continues to be featured in ‘R’ matt black but it now boasts of more muscle, more power, and a bolder design.

According to Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager for Nissan Europe, the Juke-R has turned into an “iconic” Crossover supercar and that with the latest Juke model launched just last year, it was considered to be the “natural choice” to give the Juke-R an upgrade to its power and styling.

He also said that the Juke-R 2.0 is a “perfect crossover” of the best aspects of Nissan with innovations that demonstrate its crossover expertise and the power of the GT-R supercar engine.

The Juke-R 2.0 arrives just as the Juke is about to celebrate its fifth year of production. Since the Juke was launched in 2010, it has had more than 600,000 of its units sold throughout Europe. It further serves as proof of Nissan’s top position when it comes to crossovers, particularly with the success it has gained from the much awarded Qashqai and the X-Trail.

Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager for Nissan Europe said, “The Juke-R has become an iconic Crossover supercar and with the launch of the latest Juke model last year, it was the natural choice to upgrade the original Juke-R with added power and even bolder styling. The Juke-R 2.0 is a perfect ‘crossover’ of the best bits of Nissan – real innovation showcasing our Crossover prowess fused with the excitement and of the GT-R supercar engine.”

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