Nissan Juke Nismo RS arrives in the UK: pricing and details

Nissan's new and improved Juke Nismo RS hits UK showrooms, priced at £21,995

Hot hatchback or sporty crossover? The Nissan Juke Nismo isn't an easy car to pigeonhole but its curious appeal hasn't diminished with the launch of an updated RS model.

Launched at the Paris motor show earlier in 2014, the Nismo RS is now on sale in the UK. Prices start at £21,995 for the two-wheel drive car with a manual gearbox.

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!

Nismo's engineers have boosted power and tweaked the suspension, helping to turn the high-riding Juke into a more focused hot hatch.

As before, the Juke Nismo RS features a tweaked version of the Juke's standard 1.6 DIG-T 190 power unit. Here, power is massaged to 215bhp - up from the previous Nismo's 197bhp output - and torque rises from 184lb ft to 206lb ft.

Advertisement - Article continues below

That could have spelled disaster for the Juke's handling, already rendered moderately unruly thanks to its tall stance. To counter further wheel-scrabbling, Nismo has equipped two-wheel drive, six-speed manual RS models with a limited-slip differential.

Four-wheel drive Juke Nismos carry on as before, with Nissan's Torque Vectoring System and a continuously variable transmission badged Xtronic, with eight virtual ratios and steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Nismo has addressed one of the Nismo's previous shortcomings, its dull exhaust note, with a retuned system and larger-diameter silencer. Brakes have grown too, with 320mm discs up front (previously 296mm) and ventilated discs at the rear. Revised spring and damper settings should ensure a sharper drive.

Visually, the Juke Nismo RS is as crazy as any Juke Nismo (or indeed, any Juke). Storm White, Pearl Black and Blade Silver paintwork complements a full body kit, tailgate spoiler, 18in alloy wheels and new daytime running lights.

A red pinstripe runs around the bottom of the car, colouring echoed on the door mirror caps, brake calipers, RS badging and inside, a red tachometer.

Other Nismo-specific interior features include suede-trimmed sports seats with red stitching, a similarly-trimmed steering wheel, metal-finished pedals and carbonfibre-style dashboard trim. Options include Recaro seats, a safety pack with Xenon headlamps, Around View Monitor and Safety Shield, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection.

Advertisement - Article continues below


Volkswagen Golf R

2020 Volkswagen Golf R ready for launch

1 Jul 2020
Honda Civic Type-R hatchback

Honda Civic Type R FN2 – review, history, prices and specs

11 Jun 2020
Toyota Yaris

2020 ​Toyota GR Yaris – prices, specs and on sale date

2 Jun 2020
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback

Skoda Octavia vRS review

21 May 2020

Most Popular

Bentley Bentayga

2020 Bentley Bentayga revealed

Bentley’s Bentayga SUV has been given a big refresh, with a new look, interior and tech
30 Jun 2020

Tecnomar launches 4000hp V12 Lamborghini yacht

The V12-powered yacht is Tecnomar’s most capable offering yet, and takes inspiration from Lamborghini’s most recent models
30 Jun 2020
Honda Civic Type-R

FK8 Honda Civic Type R fettled by Mugen

Japanese Honda tuner Mugen has released a handful of parts for the latest Civic Type R 
29 Jun 2020
BMW i8

BMW i8 reaches the end of production – here are the final 18 cars

As the final i8 rolls off the production line in Germany, BMW celebrates with 18 unique examples
29 Jun 2020