The 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS made its official debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show. As expected, this is the “king” of the Juke line and is powered by the 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve turbocharged engine developing 215 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox (FWD models) and 211 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque when using the Xtronic CVT and AWD.
As you can see from the photos, the Juke Nismo RS shares the same design with the Juke Nismo. According to Nissan, the only modifications were made to the front fascia and grille, in order to show a 37% improvement in aerodynamic performance. The front end features a lower and more aggressive design, while the regular fog lights were replaced by a thin-strip LED accent lights.
Subtle Nismo RS badges are found on the front grille and to the right of the rear liftgate. Wheelarches are more muscular, while the door mirrors are painted red. B-pillars are finished in gloss piano black. The design is completed by the unique 18-inch lightweight aluminum wheels featuring a 10 twin-spoke design and finished in dark anthracite. The 2014 Nissan JUKE NISMO RS is available in three exterior colors – Sapphire Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.
Inside, the only difference between the Juke Nismo and Juke Nismo RS are the Recaro front seats trimmed in red leather-appointed side bolsters and black suede center inserts, Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and exclusive “RS” logo on the speedometer as well as charcoal grey suede (with red stitching) meter hood.
Juke Nismo RS is available with just one option package, the Navigation package with NissanConnect and Navigation system with 5.8-inch touch-screen, 3D-effect map views, Voice Recognition and NavTraffic capability (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately); NissanConnect Apps; Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH audio system; USB interface (iPod compatible); and RearView Monitor.