Geneva Auto Show 2014: Nissan unveils new Juke and Juke Nismo RS

Team OD  /
06 Mar 2014 11:27:47 IST

Nissan has unveiled the new Juke at Geneva Motor Show. The radical crossover has undergone a host of exterior and interior changes with more personalization options than before. The price has not been announced yet but the car is expected to go on sale from summer 2014 in UK market.

The design of the Juke still looks bold and different than its rivals. The front gets redesigned upper lamps and bi-intensity LED daytime running lights. The headlamps now have Xenon bulbs for better visibility. The bumper also has been reworked to give a more beefed up appearance. The side gets revised LED side indicators with 16-inch alloy or steel wheels coming with the base Visia model and the top end Acenta and Tekna variants getting the option of 17 or 18 inchers. Owners can also customize their vehicle with new personalization packs to change the look of the wheels and other design elements. The Juke is available in ten colours with three new additions to the palette.

Nissan-Juke-32015 Nissan Juke

Interior in the standard variant gets a grey theme and if you choose a personalization pack coloured, accents can be added to the door trims, centre console, A.C vents etc. The seat upholstery is offered in two styles: comfort and sport. The top versions will get leather trims as standard. The Juke offers more cargo hauling capabilities especially in the two wheel drive variants which get 40 per cent more space up to 354 litres. The luggage space gets more flexible with two-stage floor luggage area and flat foldable rear seats.

The new Juke has a total of three engines: two petrol plants and one diesel. A new 1.2litre turbo-charged DIG-T petrol engine produces 115PS and 190Nm of torque and features Stop & Start technology. This engine is claimed to have an emission of 126g/km and fuel efficiency figure of 18.1kmpl. The other petrol engine which has been carried over but with extensive revisions is the 1.6litre DIG-T petrol unit. It now has improved low friction technologies and cooled exhaust gas recirculation. This unit generates 190PS of power and is claimed to give emissions of 139g/km in the 2WD trim. The only diesel engine is the 1.5litre dCi unit capable of producing 110PS. Transmission options are a six speed manual or Nissan's Xtronic CVT box for the 4WD. The 4WD version also gets Torque Vectoring for improved four wheel drive capabilities.

The Juke gets features such as Around View Monitor four-camera parking aid and opening sunroof. NissanConnect is the car's infotainment system and is accessible via a 5.8 inch colour touch screen. The system also has Bluetooth audio streaming, mobile phone integration and aux-in, USB slots.

2015 Nissan Juke Nismo

On the sidelines of the new Juke unveil, Nissan's Nismo unit has unveiled a more powerful Juke Nismo RS version of the compact crossover. This car boasts increased power figures with the 1.6litre DIG-T petrol unit making 218PS and 280Nm of torque with a choice of six-speed manual or paddle-shift Xtronic transmission with eight-speed manual mode. The ride and handling has been enhanced with a stiffened body structure. Sport brakes, large diameter muffler, V-motion grille, RS-badges and optional Recaro bucket seats set it apart from the standard car.

Read all about both the latest offerings from Nissan in the detailed press release below.

NEW NISSAN JUKE NISMO RS: EXTREME EXCITEMENT AS STANDARD


Nissan's Nismo range expands with an even more focused version of the new Juke compact crossover Power rises by 18PS to 218PS Torque increases by 30Nm to 280Nm (manual) Ride and handling enhanced Strengthened body structure Sports brakes and large diameter muffler Mechanical Limited slip differential standard on 2WD models Design changes include new V-motion grille, RS badges and red brake callipers, plus the option of Recaro bucket seats Choice of six-speed manual or Paddle-shift Xtronic transmission with eight-speed manual mode GENEVA, Switzerland (4th March, 2014) - The Nissan Nismo legend continues to grow with another new model for Europe. As the flagship of the new Juke range, the Nismo RS is previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, hot in the wheel-tracks of the flagship Nissan GT-R Nismo. With more power, a sharper chassis, stronger brakes and extra equipment, the new Nissan Juke Nismo RS builds on the existing and hugely popular Nissan Juke Nismo to create a more extreme version of the top selling compact crossover. Like every Nismo model, the RS is infused with motorsport inspired design, aerodynamics and engineering to deliver thrilling performance and handling in a road car. "With Nissan Juke Nismo already accounting for three per cent of all Juke sales in Europe, the enthusiasts' desire for more performance is clearly there. The new Nismo RS version offers just that and cements Nismo's reputation as creators of digital age performance," said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe Benefiting from Nismo's extensive global motorsport experience, the Nismo RS's advanced 1.6-litre DIG-T engine has been fine-tuned to boost power to 218PS (160kW) from 200PS (147kW) while torque in two-wheel drive/manual transmission versions is increased from an already healthy 250Nm to 280Nm. To ensure the chassis can successfully transfer the extra torque to the road, 2WD models also benefit from the addition of a mechanical Limited Slip Differential on the driven front wheels. An LSD is not required in four-wheel drive versions which have Torque Vectoring, Nissan's Xtronic transmission and 250Nm of torque. Xtronic transmission models now feature standard fit steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts to control the eight-speed manual mode. The performance gains are matched by an improved soundtrack with a retuned exhaust system providing a sportier engine note thanks to a large diameter muffler. Other improvements linked to the increased engine performance include strategic body strengthening to increase torsional stiffness still further, while the brakes have been enhanced for even better resistance to fade under repeated hard use - front disk size has increased from 296mm to 320mm, while the rear discs are now ventilated. Revised spring and damper settings complete the chassis changes. The Juke Nismo RS is set apart with red brake callipers and discreet 'RS' badging on the front and rear. Inside, the RS logo appears in the rev counter while a distinctive suede wrap covers the instrument binnacle. The final finishing touch inside is an unusual water print finish on the shift knob/paddle shifters and the central cluster. Options on the RS version include special Recaro sports "bucket" seats, Xenon headlamps, Nissan's Around View Monitor and Safety Shield which includes Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection giving visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions. New Juke Nismo RS is available in a choice of three exterior colours - White Pearl, Black Metallic or Silver Grey - with a single bespoke interior treatment: the predominantly black Nismo cabin. The Nismo RS's aerodynamic exterior has lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, plus a dark chrome V-motion grille - complete with Nissan's new brand signature - and tailgate spoiler to better control airflow. Developed using experience gained on the racetrack, the aerodynamic upgrades reduce front and rear lift without increasing drag. Nismo exterior design cues include red door mirror caps and a red pinstripe that encircles the bottom of the car. The picture is completed with new LED daytime running lights set within the lower air intake grilles at the front of the car, while eye-catching 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the new Juke's bold stance. The Nismo treatment continues inside with a performance-oriented steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims. Special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching provide extra support and comfort during cornering. The Nismo RS also benefit from a number of further changes introduced across the entire new Juke range. The most obvious external changes include redesigned upper lamps, revised 'boomerang' tail lamps and door mirrors which incorporate LED side turn strip repeaters. Despite its performance potential, the Juke Nismo remains highly practical. 2WD versions now benefit from a 40 per cent increase in carrying capacity, for example, thanks to subtle reshaping of the luggage area, while a two-stage floor and fold flat rear seats make the space even more flexible. "New Juke Nismo RS conforms exactly to the Nismo ethos, providing an instant performance feeling in a premium design inspired by our motorsport activities. The result is engaging, exciting and accessible," said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe. Further details of the new Juke Nismo RS will be revealed later in the year. About Nissan in Europe Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the worlds most popular Electric Vehicle with 97% performance satisfaction and 95% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe. http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/uk/
  

NEW NISSAN JUKE NISMO RS: EXTREME EXCITEMENT AS STANDARD


Nissan's Nismo range expands with an even more focused version of the new Juke compact crossover Power rises by 18PS to 218PS Torque increases by 30Nm to 280Nm (manual) Ride and handling enhanced Strengthened body structure Sports brakes and large diameter muffler Mechanical Limited slip differential standard on 2WD models Design changes include new V-motion grille, RS badges and red brake callipers, plus the option of Recaro bucket seats Choice of six-speed manual or Paddle-shift Xtronic transmission with eight-speed manual mode GENEVA, Switzerland (4th March, 2014) - The Nissan Nismo legend continues to grow with another new model for Europe. As the flagship of the new Juke range, the Nismo RS is previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, hot in the wheel-tracks of the flagship Nissan GT-R Nismo. With more power, a sharper chassis, stronger brakes and extra equipment, the new Nissan Juke Nismo RS builds on the existing and hugely popular Nissan Juke Nismo to create a more extreme version of the top selling compact crossover. Like every Nismo model, the RS is infused with motorsport inspired design, aerodynamics and engineering to deliver thrilling performance and handling in a road car. "With Nissan Juke Nismo already accounting for three per cent of all Juke sales in Europe, the enthusiasts' desire for more performance is clearly there. The new Nismo RS version offers just that and cements Nismo's reputation as creators of digital age performance," said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe Benefiting from Nismo's extensive global motorsport experience, the Nismo RS's advanced 1.6-litre DIG-T engine has been fine-tuned to boost power to 218PS (160kW) from 200PS (147kW) while torque in two-wheel drive/manual transmission versions is increased from an already healthy 250Nm to 280Nm. To ensure the chassis can successfully transfer the extra torque to the road, 2WD models also benefit from the addition of a mechanical Limited Slip Differential on the driven front wheels. An LSD is not required in four-wheel drive versions which have Torque Vectoring, Nissan's Xtronic transmission and 250Nm of torque. Xtronic transmission models now feature standard fit steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts to control the eight-speed manual mode. The performance gains are matched by an improved soundtrack with a retuned exhaust system providing a sportier engine note thanks to a large diameter muffler. Other improvements linked to the increased engine performance include strategic body strengthening to increase torsional stiffness still further, while the brakes have been enhanced for even better resistance to fade under repeated hard use - front disk size has increased from 296mm to 320mm, while the rear discs are now ventilated. Revised spring and damper settings complete the chassis changes. The Juke Nismo RS is set apart with red brake callipers and discreet 'RS' badging on the front and rear. Inside, the RS logo appears in the rev counter while a distinctive suede wrap covers the instrument binnacle. The final finishing touch inside is an unusual water print finish on the shift knob/paddle shifters and the central cluster. Options on the RS version include special Recaro sports "bucket" seats, Xenon headlamps, Nissan's Around View Monitor and Safety Shield which includes Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection giving visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions. New Juke Nismo RS is available in a choice of three exterior colours - White Pearl, Black Metallic or Silver Grey - with a single bespoke interior treatment: the predominantly black Nismo cabin. The Nismo RS's aerodynamic exterior has lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, plus a dark chrome V-motion grille - complete with Nissan's new brand signature - and tailgate spoiler to better control airflow. Developed using experience gained on the racetrack, the aerodynamic upgrades reduce front and rear lift without increasing drag. Nismo exterior design cues include red door mirror caps and a red pinstripe that encircles the bottom of the car. The picture is completed with new LED daytime running lights set within the lower air intake grilles at the front of the car, while eye-catching 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the new Juke's bold stance. The Nismo treatment continues inside with a performance-oriented steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims. Special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching provide extra support and comfort during cornering. The Nismo RS also benefit from a number of further changes introduced across the entire new Juke range. The most obvious external changes include redesigned upper lamps, revised 'boomerang' tail lamps and door mirrors which incorporate LED side turn strip repeaters. Despite its performance potential, the Juke Nismo remains highly practical. 2WD versions now benefit from a 40 per cent increase in carrying capacity, for example, thanks to subtle reshaping of the luggage area, while a two-stage floor and fold flat rear seats make the space even more flexible. "New Juke Nismo RS conforms exactly to the Nismo ethos, providing an instant performance feeling in a premium design inspired by our motorsport activities. The result is engaging, exciting and accessible," said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe. Further details of the new Juke Nismo RS will be revealed later in the year. About Nissan in Europe Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the worlds most popular Electric Vehicle with 97% performance satisfaction and 95% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe. http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/uk/
  

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