Nissan Juke Nismo RS announced

A hotter version of the Nissan Juke Nismo, called the RS, will be revealed at the LA motor show.

The organisers of the LA motor show have mentioned in a recent press release, that Nissan will be revealing a Juke Nismo RS model at its motor show on 19 November.

No other details have been released, but it is thought that an RS model could be powered by a 230bhp version of the current car’s 1.6-litre turbocharged engine – which is fundamentally the same as the unit used in the Renaultsport Clio 200 Turbo.

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It's unlikely to be anywhere near as extreme as the recently produced Juke-R, but will most likely offer a more performance focused setup over the current Nismo, which is significantly stiffer than the standard Juke.

Like the standard Juke Nismo, the RS is expected to be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive with a CVT. The standard 197bhp six-speeder manages to hit 62mph in 7.8secs, going onto 134mph, so expect the RS to be marginally quicker than this.

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The Juke Nismo currently offers buyers a slightly alternate route into junior hot hatch ownership, which might be seen as somewhat more family friendly than the more conventional Clio, Ford Fiesta ST, Mini Cooper JCW and Peugeot 208 GTI.

Read our recent hot hatch test, which includes the Juke Nismo here.


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