The 2014 Juke NISMO is a carry-over from the 2013 model year. It's offered in
two configurations - front-wheel drive with a 6-speed manual transmission and
all-wheel drive with sport-tuned Xtronic CVT. The 2014 Juke NISMO is rated at
197 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, versus the standard Juke's
188-horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
Far from being purely cosmetic, the modifications to the Juke exterior are designed to enhance the Juke NISMO's aerodynamics, resulting in a 37-percent improvement in downforce (versus non-NISMO models). Many of the aggressive sports-cross styling elements were influenced by NISMO's motorsport expertise, in particular using lessons learned from the styling and engineering of the Nissan GT-R racers that compete in the Super GT series in Japan.
Compared to the standard Nissan Juke, the most obvious visual change is to the front fascia and grille, which have been modified to better control airflow to the engine. The unique front end features a lower and more aggressive design. Juke's familiar integrated fog lights have been replaced by thin-strip LED accent lights, positioned at the top edge of small vents to the side of the larger grille.
The prominent upper edge of the large lower grille features a red pinstripe, which drops dramatically to curve around the smaller vents and continues all the way to the front wheel arches.
In the rear, the bumper is deeper than on non-NISMO models and the red pinstripe is also visible on the black sill. A redesigned body-colored liftgate spoiler and rear fascia diffuser complete the body modifications.
The 2014 Nissan Juke NISMO is available in three exterior colors - Sapphire Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.