Nissan has kicked off its Nismo road car range with the reveal of the production Juke Nismo at the Paris Motor Show.
Nissan has revealed the Juke Nismo at the Paris Motor Show – its first proper public outing apart from at the Le Mans weekend this year – and it previews the NISMO ‘brand’ which we expect to proliferate across much of the Nissan range.
The Juke Nismo get the same 1.6 litre petrol engine as the Juke DIG-T model, but it’s been fettled to offer more than the stock engine’s 187bhp. Trouble is, even though its due on sale in the UK in a few months, Nissan still isn’t saying exactly what the Juke Nismo gets – but it should be around 200bhp.
As well as the uprated engine, the Juke Nismo gets a chassis setup that Nissan say will deliver a more engaging driving experience. Which we assume means it will be more dynamic, rather than that it’s so hard you feel every bump.
Cosmetic tweaks include a new aerodynamics package with new bumpers, wider wings and side skirts and a new spoiler at the back.
We still don’t know how much the Juke Nismo will cost, but with an arrival date of January 2013 Nissan are going to have to decide before long.