Expanding its model range, Nissan has introduced the all new Nissan Juke Nismo RS model for Europe. The Juke Nismo RS has been slotted as the flagship model of the new Juke range and comes with a number improvements including more power, stronger brakes, a sharper chassis and extra equipment.
The new Juke Nismo RS is based on the very potent Juke Nismo and features motorsport inspired engineering, aerodynamics and design, taking the performance benchmark set by by the latter even higher.
Powering the Juke Nismo RS is the 1.6 liter DIG-T engine which has been uptuned to deliver even more power and torque. The fine tuned 1.6 liter DIG-T on the Nismo RS produces 218 PS of power and peak torque of 280 Nm, a decent increase of 18 PS in power and 30 Nm in torque compared to the standard Nismo version. Nissan has also added a mechanical Limited Slip Differential on the two wheel drive models ensuring the chassis transfers the extra amount of torque to the road more efficiently.
The all wheel drive models do not come with the Limited Slip Differential as the Torque Vectoring and the Xtronic automatic transmission are good enough for thrilling performance. This year onwards, all the 8-speed Xtronic auto gearbox equipped models will feature steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
To match the uprated performance of the Juke Nismo RS, Nissan has retuned the exhaust system and also improved the engine note. The braking system on the Juke Nismo RS features larger, 320 mm front disc brakes and ventilated discs at the rear. The Chassis has also been improved by revising springs and damper settings.
Talking about the exclusive features now, it comes with red brake calipers, RS badging, water print finish for the central cluster and paddle shifters, an RS logo in the rev counter and suede wrapped instrument binnacle. The list of options features include special Recaro sports bucket seats, Nissan’s Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Warning, Xenon headlamps, Lane Departure Warning, Moving Object Detection and more.
The flagship model will be available in three exterior colors: Silver Grey, Black Metallic or White Pearl.