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Christopher Bruce0000-00-00 00:00:00

Nismo Proliferation Begins in Europe

Juke Nismo goes into production

 
 
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Juke Nismo production has begun at the Sunderland factory

It used to be that you needed to be a hardcore car nerd to know what Nismo is and understand its importance to the NissanNissanNissanJapan, 1932 > present159 models
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brand, but now the Nissan motorsports and tuning arm is about to get its official launch in Europe with the Juke Nismo. It will be the first time that a Nismo-branded vehicle will be officially sold in Europe. 

The Juke NismoJuke NismoNissan Juke NismoJapan, 2013 > present5 photos
gets a unique body kit, tuned 1.6-liter turbo engine with 200hp, better interior specification and upgraded suspension. The car was unveiled at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

The Juke Nismo has officially entered production at Nissan's Sunderland factory in the UK. Because it is based on the the standard Juke, it was relatively easy for Nissan to incorporate the production into the Sunderland factory. The Nismo cars are built on the same line. 

Nissan says that the Juke Nismo is just the first Nismo car that will come to Europe. It is already planning for more soon. It already offers the 370Z Nismo370Z NismoNissan 370Z NismoJapan, 2009 > present3 photos
in the US with 18hp more than the standard car. 

Nismo was created in 1984 when Nissan merged their factory-supporting and privateer-supporting racing divisions. It began by supporting Nissan's Japanese Formula 3 teams and began supporting touring car racing in 1985. Nissan launched Nismo-branded factory cars in the US in 2002.

 

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NissanNissan
JukeJuke
Juke NismoJuke Nismo
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
98 cu in
Top Speed
134 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
200 hp
Type
Hatchback
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
34.09 US MPG
price
$ 41.240
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
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