Performance specifications haven’t been released yet for the sportier version of the company’s already fun-to-drive mini crossover, but we do know Nissan’s performance arm will be making a list of modifications to the car in an effort to improve its on-pavement performance.
Those improvements include wider tires wrapped around larger 18-inch alloy wheels and cushioned (less) by a stiffer sport suspension. A more aggressive-looking aero package is also added with a new front and rear bumpers, modified grille and tailgate spoiler to improve airflow, though the NISMO version doesn’t touch the amphetamine-addled Juke-R’s body mods. The interior will also be revise with sportier control surfaces and red-stitched suede bucket seats with bolstered sides.
Expect the same 1.6-liter direct-injected turbo four cylinder as a normal Juke (or the Delta Wing). Though we’re not aware of exactly what’s been done, the company says its NISMO version will have a tweaked version of the engine. We’re guessing reprogrammed ECU for more boost — probably a better exhaust and a better air intake too given that the engine is easy to retune for more power because of its turbocharger.