Juke Nismo up­grades per­for­mance

Albany Advertiser - - MOTORING - Ewen Kennedy

Nis­san has in­tro­duced the Juke Nismo RS to Aus­tralia, join­ing the ul­tra-hot Nis­san GT-R and the old­style Nis­san 370Z Nismo.

Nismo, an ab­bre­vi­a­tion of Nis­san Mo­tor­sport, adds up­graded en­gine per­for­mance, han­dling and aero­dy­nam­ics for those who like ex­cite­ment in their mo­tor­ing life.

Juke Nismo RS is pow­ered by a 1.6-litre tur­bocharged high-pres­sure di­rect-in­jec­tion petrol en­gine with 160kW of power and 280Nm of torque for the six-speed man­ual.

The CVT au­to­matic tops out with 157kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

Th­ese are achieved by op­ti­mis­ing the en­gine con­trol unit set­tings and a re­vised ex­haust sys­tem with a larger main tune di­am­e­ter and re­vised baf­fling.

The en­gine’s con­nect­ing rod dura­bil­ity has also been im­proved for use with higher torque set­tings on the man­ual trans­mis­sion, with a strength­ened clutch cover and dual mass fly­wheel.

Juke Nismo RS man­ual has a shorter fi­nal drive ra­tio for harder ac­cel­er­a­tion.

A lim­ited slip dif­fer­en­tial di­rects more power to the front wheel with the most trac­tion to main­tain ac­cel­er­a­tion dur­ing cor­ner­ing.

The CVT Nis­san Xtronic sys­tem has eight-step gear­ing, up from the six-step stan­dard sys­tem.

Body and chas­sis re­in­force­ments in­crease the Juke rigid­ity, steer­ing pre­ci­sion and re­sponse.

Stop­ping power comes from vented discs on all wheels, larger 12.6 inch front brake ro­tors, red­painted calipers and up­graded brake pads.

Nis­san Juke Nismo RS has an aero body pack­age with more ag­gres­sive front and rear bumpers, as well as side skirts and roof spoiler.

There’s also a rear dif­fuser, red mir­ror caps and red de­tail lines.

A Nismo front grille and RS badg­ing com­plete the ex­te­rior pack­age.

Inside, the Juke Nismo RS fea­tures a leather-ac­cented shift knob and leather and Al­can­tara steer­ing wheel with red stitch­ing and the well-known red cen­tre mark.

The Nismo suede sports seats with red stitch­ing are a nice touch.

There’s a Nismo RS push but­ton en­gine start, a red Nismo tachome­ter and Nismo branded front kick plates and car­pet mats.

Built in the Nis­san plant in the UK, the Nis­san Juke Nismo RS is avail­able in three colours: Pearl, Pearl Black and Plat­inum.

Only 240 Nis­san Juke Nis­san RS units are com­ing to Aus­tralia so it might be an idea to move quickly to grab yours.

Prices are $37,790 with the sixspeed man­ual and $41,490 (CVT) plus on-road costs.

The Nis­san Juke Nismo RS has an aero body pack­age to give it even bet­ter han­dling.

The Juke Nismo RS fea­tures a leather-ac­cented shift knob.

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