123.1 hp per liter
(from Nissan Press
Release) 2013 JUKE NISMO Offers Unique Style, Attainable
Performance Born from Motorsports
– Nissan Expands NISMO Line-up in
the United States with Addition of New JUKE NISMO –
• Kicks off new
strategy to expand NISMO's presence in key markets
• Race-inspired exterior provides enhanced aerodynamic
• NISMO-tuned suspension, steering and transmission help deliver
engaging driving dynamics
• Fourth model in popular Nissan JUKE line-up, available in
front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
CHICAGO - NISMO, its
vision and name derived from NISsan MOtorsports, is embarking on an
aggressive journey to expand its presence beyond the racetrack in
key markets around the world. Already a legendary brand among
professional and grassroots racers, as well as performance
enthusiasts everywhere, NISMO now is applying its near-50 years of
engineering experience and expertise to an expanding range of
affordable production vehicles such as the new 2013 JUKE NISMO
The new JUKE NISMO, with its track-derived design, enhanced
performance and engaging handling, gives JUKE buyers a distinct
choice among the affordable S, well-equipped SV and premium SL
grades of the popular crossover. Two configurations – front-wheel
drive with a 6-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive with
sport-tuned Xtronic CVT® – are available.
Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product and Advanced Planning and
Strategy, Nissan North America, Inc. said: "NISMO's unique
motorsports DNA adds a new dimension to the pioneering JUKE's long
list of attributes. With nearly 100 separate performance, exterior
and interior modifications and solid functionality behind every
element, JUKE NISMO adds a whole new dimension of sporty style and
driving exhilaration – all within reach of performance buyers'
Ultimate Sports Styling
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 new 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 new small vents to the side of the
larger grille. On front-wheel drive versions these are blanked, but
on all-wheel drive models the left-hand side vent allows air into
the engine bay for the CVT oil cooler and the right-hand vent is
styled to match.
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. This
distinctive NISMO cue gives the nose a visual width and presence
while emphasising the Juke NISMO's athletic stance on the road. The
signature Nissan V-strut grille is finished in a darker shade than
other JUKE models. To the right of the grille is a NISMO badge with
a red "O," stamping NISMO's distinctive motorsport heritage on JUKE
for first time. The distinctive JUKE combination lights are smoked
as part of the NISMO appearance treatment.
The red pinstripe continues on the flanks of the car at the base of
the doors. The sculpted side skirts have been reworked to enhance
aerodynamic performance, directing airflow around the rear wheels
and away from the car as quickly and efficiently as possible. To
increase the JUKE NISMO's visual stance, the wheel arches are more
muscular and are now finished entirely in the body color to give a
truly premium feel. The door mirrors have been painted red to give a
visual indication to the casual observer that this is not a standard
Nissan JUKE. The B-pillars are now finished in gloss "piano black,"
also promoting a sleek and sporty image.
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
Also part of the stunning JUKE NISMO exterior appearance are the new
18-inch lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/45R18 Continental
ContiSportContact5 summer tires, which help give drivers additional
grip during cornering and further boost the JUKE NISMO's on-road
presence. One inch larger than the standard JUKE wheels, the
diamond-cut alloys feature a 10 twin-spoke design and are finished
in dark anthracite.
The 2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO is available in three exterior colors –
Sapphire Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White. All come equipped
with red outside door mirrors and the matching pinstripe around base
of the vehicle.
Sporty Interior Styling Focused on
NISMO's core belief is
that everything should be focused on the driver. It's about
enhancing their experience, pure and simple. So the JUKE NISMO's
seats, instrumentation, steering wheel, gear knob, pedals and door
trims have all been redesigned to boost driver enjoyment by creating
a more performance-oriented environment.
The front seats have been redesigned to offer additional lateral
support. Trimmed in suede, they sport vibrant red stitching –
picking up the detail introduced by the red bodywork pinstripe. Red
is also used as a background to the tachometer and also appears on
the steering wheel stitching, which is finished in Alcantara and
leather. The tactile steering wheel now includes a red marker to
indicate "top dead center," another feature derived directly from
racing. The rear seats also feature red stitching.
Dark Smoke coloring is used throughout the interior to help allow
the driver to focus entirely on the elements that are most important
– the gauges, switchgear and controls. Consequently the headliner is
black (no moonroof is available with the JUKE NISMO) and there is a
gloss "piano black" finish around the ventilation and audio
controls. There is also new smoked grey trim around the gear
In the footwell, the standard black rubber pedals have been upgraded
to a metallic finish, and there is a NISMO badge visible on the dead
pedal. The NISMO logo has also been precision-stitched into the
Other standard content includes privacy glass, Nissan Intelligent
Key® with Push Button Start and the I-CON (Integrated Control)
system with automatic air conditioning.
Revised Powertrain for Improved
NISMO's spirit of
innovation and determination, born on the racetrack in 1984, remains
at the heart of the performance brand today. This DNA has been
injected into the JUKE NISMO in the form of a reworked version of
Nissan's advanced inline 4-cylinder 1.6-liter DOHC aluminium-alloy
Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) turbocharged engine. Direct
injection helps improve combustion, enhancing power, torque, economy
and emissions. The use of the turbocharger and intercooler also help
boost power, while the variable timing control for both intake and
exhaust cycles improves low-end engine response.
For use in the JUKE NISMO, both power and torque have been increased
without compromising emissions and efficiency. The 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.
The front-wheel drive JUKE NISMO is equipped with a 6-speed manual
transmission, while the all-wheel drive version comes with a
sport-tuned version of Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT® (Continuously
Variable Transmission) with manual mode.
Fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg City (est.) and 32 mpg Highway
(est.) for JUKE NISMO FWD (6MT) model and 25 mpg City (est.) and 30
mpg Highway (est.) for JUKE NISMO AWD (CVT).
Improved engine performance is only one element of Juke NISMO's
dynamic enhancements. The suspension settings have been completely
revised, leading to greater traction and improved body response and
The suspension has also been lowered slightly versus non-NISMO JUKE
settings, reducing the gap between the tires and wheelwells for a
cleaner appearance and improved aerodynamics. An independent
MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension
is utilized on FWD models, while JUKE NISMO AWD model offers a
multi-link rear suspension design. A cradle-type front subframe
enhances lateral stiffness of the assembly. Front and rear
stabilizer bars are standard on all models.
The JUKE NISMO's vehicle-speed-sensing electric power-assisted
steering has been reworked for sportier and more direct handling.
Thanks to increased resistance at the wheel, more feedback is
evident at medium and high speeds. Braking is supplied by
power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake
Advanced Torque Vectoring AWD
The JUKE NISMO's
advanced torque vectoring AWD system – standard in all 2013 JUKE AWD
models – offers performance technology often reserved for premium
vehicles. The torque vectoring system is designed to limit
understeer by increasing torque to the outside rear wheel, helping
the car follow its intended course. It also enhances agility, giving
the JUKE NISMO exceptional ride comfort and handling in spite of its
higher ground clearance when compared to other compact cars.
As well as splitting torque front to rear – up to a maximum of 50:50
– the torque can also be shifted from side-to-side across the rear
axle. In total, up to 50 percent of the total available engine
torque can be sent to either rear wheel. Information collected by
various sources (measuring wheel speed, steering angle, yaw rate and
lateral G-force) is interpreted to anticipate the driver's
intention. System actions are relayed to the driver via a real-time
graphic display on the instrument panel depicting the torque
distribution under all conditions.
Both FWD and AWD JUKE NISMO models include another example of
advanced Nissan technology – the innovative Integrated Control
(I-CON) system that combines control of the automatic A/C and the
three-mode drive selector – Normal for everyday driving; Sport for a
more intense performance feel; and Eco for maximum efficiency –
adjusting throttle, transmission (CVT) and steering feel.
The centrally mounted I-CON digital screen changes display, color
and functions depending on the mode selected by the driver. Settings
alter throttle maps, steering effort and CVT shift schedules on the
AWD models. In the D-Mode Sport setting, the throttle map is retuned
to deliver higher engine revs and sharper responses, while in the
Eco setting, engine revs are reduced for more gentle progress. In
the M-CVT version (AWD only), the Sport setting even introduces a
"rhythmic" auto upshift that simulates manual gear changes at
In addition, steering effort in Sport is firmer and more responsive,
while in Normal it's lighter and more linear. In the Eco setting,
the quantity of cold air circulating in the cabin is optimized,
reducing the load on the climate control and lowering the system's
Real time trip information can also be displayed giving average
speed, fuel economy, journey times and engine torque and turbo boost
as well as a daily fuel consumption history. The I-CON system even
incorporates a G-Force indicator.
Said Loing: "For a vehicle of its compact size and attainable price,
JUKE NISMO packs a huge amount of advanced performance technology."
A Range of Available Features and
The 2013 JUKE NISMO is
offered with a range of features that add a level of convenience
equal to its sporty style, including an available Nissan Navigation
System with 5-inch color touch screen display and NavTraffic
capability (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately),
Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH™ audio system, USB interface (iPod®
compatible) and RearView Monitor.
Standard features include dual front and rear beverage holders,
speed-sensitive automatic door locks, storage under the rear cargo
floor (FWD models only), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System,
Interface System for iPod®, and AM/FM/CD audio system with steering
wheel controls. In the rear, a fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and
flat load floor provide passenger and cargo hauling flexibility.
Every JUKE NISMO comes equipped with the Nissan Advanced Air Bag
System (AABS) with dual-stage, dual-threshold front air bags and
seat belt and occupant classification sensors, roof-mounted curtain
side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard
occupant head protection, seat-mounted driver and front passenger
side-impact supplemental air bags and front-seat Active Head
Other standard equipment includes LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers
for CHildren) system, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, Vehicle
Security System (VSS), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS),
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).
Said Loing: "The JUKE NISMO combines distinctive style, advanced
technology and a fun-to-drive factor that is unlike anything in the
segment – all at an attainable price. It optimizes the already
innovative JUKE design, re-engineering it to NISMO standards and
sets the stage for future NISMO-branded models to come."