JUKE NISMO RS FOR NZ?
Nissan Australia has introduced the Juke Nismo RS, with a more aggressive grille, diffuser, red mirror caps and badging. Inside is a Nismo gearknob, Alcantara wheel with red stitching and suede sports seats. Limited to 240 units, it also gets more power via an ECU retune and free-flowing exhaust, boosting its 1.6-litre turbo four to 160kW and 280Nm for the six-speed manual, and 157kW/250Nm for the CVT- compared to 140kW/240Nm for the standard Turbo model. The manual also gets a shorter, faster final drive ratio and LSD. Lowered, retuned suspension and steering keep it a total package. Pricing starts at $37,790AUD for the manual, just over $40kNZD in a straight conversion. Given the NZ Juke Turbo is $39,990, we could expect closer to $50k for the Nismo RS if it lands. Would you buy a Nismo RS? See more pics and comment at our Facebook page.