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.
The Juke Nismo RS stands out with its red brake calipers and its discreet 'RS' badging, both on the front and rear. Inside, you can find the RS logo in the rev counter. You can also see a distinctive suede wrap covering the instrument binnacle. As a finishing touch for its interior, there is an unusual water print finish that can be found on the paddle shifter, the shift knobs, and the central cluster.
Moreover, the RS version offers as option Xenon headlamps, special Recaro sports seats, Nissan's Around View Monitor plus Safety Shield, including Lane Departure Warning, Moving Object Detection, and Blind Spot Warning. These safe warning systems give both visual and audible warnings, helping you avoid potential collisions.
New Juke Nismo RS comes in your choice of 3 available exterior colors: Black Metallic, Silver Grey, and White Pearl – with single bespoke interior treatment, which is a predominantly black Nismo cabin.
Furthermore, the Nismo RS boasts an aerodynamic exterior with lower bumpers at the front and rear, wider wings, wider sill side skirts, as well as dark chrome V-motion grille. These come complete with the new Nissan brand signature and a tailgate spoiler to control airflow better. Inspired by racetrack experience, the car’s aerodynamic upgrades lessen the front and rear lift but do not increase drag.