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.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

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.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

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.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/review/202972/aston-martin-dbx-review-the-first-performance-suv-to-deliver-on-its-promise
Reviews

Aston Martin DBX review - the first performance SUV to deliver on its promise

Aston Martin's first SUV is more than a good SUV, the DBX is the best car the British firm makes
10 Aug 2020
Visit/maserati/ghibli/202975/maserati-ghibli-trofeo-revealed-sober-dressed-bmw-m5-rival-finally-arrives
Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo revealed – sober-dressed BMW M5 rival finally arrives

Some seven years after the launch of its executive saloon, Maserati has given it a V8 – with 572bhp
10 Aug 2020
Visit/bugatti/21646/new-bugatti-divo-deliveries-begin-ps44m-hypercar-hits-the-road
Bugatti

New Bugatti Divo deliveries begin - £4.4m hypercar hits the road

The very first examples of Bugatti’s Divo hypercar have rolled out of its Molsheim HQ gates
7 Aug 2020
Visit/bmw/m4/22869/new-2020-bmw-m4-throws-off-more-disguise-ahead-of-reveal
BMW M4

New 2020 BMW M4 throws off more disguise ahead of reveal

BMW’s next M4 coupe promises much, but will it deliver? Here’s everything we know so far
7 Aug 2020