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Tokyo 2011: Nissan Juke Nismo

Tokyo 2011: Nissan Juke Nismo image

Text: / Photos: | posted November 30, 2011 01:28

Nismo magic

Nissan has just revealed a bold new future for its Nismo performance arm Juke Nismo Concept.

"The global sales success of Nissan Juke has proved beyond doubt that customers are looking for something different," said Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "The Juke Nismo Concept takes that idea to the next level. It's energetic, distinctive and highly desirable."

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The Juke has been made lower and wider by Nismo. They also gave the car a mean stance so that even standing still, it's clearly a car made to perform. The car is also clothed in signature Nismo colors of pearl white with red highlights, along with body kit created by Nismo's aerodynamic specialists.

Naturally the Nismo treatment extends to the chassis which has been lowered and stiffened, while the 1.6-liter direct injection turbo gasoline engine has been uprated to deliver more power and performance.

"As the Concept shows, Nismo brings new levels of individuality to mainstream Nissan cars like Juke. The future for Nismo is to develop premium sports designs for an ever-widening range of customers," said Nismo President, Shoichi Miyatani.

"Our forthcoming range of cars will be just as accessible and innovative as every Nissan product, but with added Nismo energy they will be even more fun to own and drive," he added.