Set for early 2014 availability at Nissan dealers nationwide, the new Nissan
Juke NISMO RS ups the excitement level for the driver while still remaining
attainable for the average consumer.
"The concept behind the development of the new Juke NISMO RS is giving the customers exactly what they have been asking for - more power, handling and exclusive equipment like Recaro seats and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel," said Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product and Advanced Planning and Strategy, Nissan North America, Inc. "And the best part is, it does it in a very balanced way, delivering up to 215 horsepower in combination with unique body and suspension upgrades."
The 2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS shares much of its racing-inspired exterior modifications with the Juke NISMO. Compared to the standard Juke, Juke NISMO and NISMO RS show a 37-percent improvement in aerodynamic performance - thanks to items such as 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. The regular fog lights have been replaced by thin-strip LED accent lights, positioned at the top edge of small vents to the side of the larger grille.
A NISMO-themed "red stripe" accent line starts on the upper edge of the large lower grille and curves around the smaller vents and continues all the way to the front wheel arches. This distinctive NISMO cue gives the nose a visual width and presence while emphasizing the Juke NISMO's athletic stance on the road. The signature Nissan V-strut grille is finished in a darker shade than standard Juke models. The distinctive Juke combination lights are smoked as part of the NISMO appearance treatment.
In the rear, the bumper is deeper than on non-NISMO models and the red pinstripe is also visible on the black sill.
The 2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS is available in three exterior colors - Sapphire Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.
Inside: Recaro Seats and Alcantara-Wrapped Wheel
Inside, Nissan Juke NISMO RS's biggest departure from the Juke NISMO is the addition of genuine Recaro front seats trimmed in red leather-appointed side bolsters and black suede center inserts. The seats, based on the popular Recaro "Sportster" design, are designed to hold the driver and front passenger firmly in place during spirited driving. They feature embossed Recaro and NISMO logos, along with red stitching.
The Nissan Juke NISMO RS also offers an Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and exclusive "RS" logo on the speedometer and charcoal grey suede (with red stitching) meter hood. The surface trim around the center stack and shifter features a special carbon fiber look.
Just one option package is available with the Juke NISMO RS, the Navigation Package with NissanConnect with Navigation system with 5.8-inch touch-screen, 3D-effect map views, Voice Recognition and NavTraffic capability (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately); NissanConnect Apps; Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH audio system; USB interface (iPod compatible); and RearView Monitor.