Last year Nissan decided to expand the reach and capabilities of their in-house tuning arm Nismo. So along with adding new models to the range, they introduced the brand to new markets. That’s how a car like the Juke Nismo RS ended up in the united states, where it might be yours for $26,120.
Nissan Juke Nismo RS brings with itself a breath of fresh air in the twenty to thirty grand segment, dominated by cars like the Subaru WRX and Mitsubishi Evo, among others. Not necessarily better, even though it is certainly different than everything else in there.
Sure, the Nismo treatment, consisting of fancy paint job, sport wheels, upgraded mechanicals, and a 215 horsepower engine, definitely makes the Juke far more appealing. There is however no getting away from the reality that the car looks utterly silly.
That’s a shame, because it comes packed filled with awesome features. You get Helical Limited-Slip Differential (manual transmission), genuine Recaro front seats, carbon fiber-look finishers, special red-and-black color theme with Alcantara, leather and suede appointments, along with a four-wheel-drive system. The latter is a $2,000 option, mind you.
There is an all-new Nissan Juke in the works, to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show over the next few weeks. Hopefully, that’ll change things for your better.