The very hot and eagerly anticipated Nissan Juke Nismo RS has seen its British prices released recently and the model would be available across all UK dealerships of the brand starting from 21, 995 pounds.
That’s around the same price bracket for an entry-level Audi A3, but we do have to recall that crossovers do tend to be priced higher than more traditional class counterparts. And Juke – the initiator of the European B-Class crossover game – is actually more expensive than what sister company Renault charges for the Clio RS 200 EDC. The latter is only £20, 590 and has one attribute and one downside: it has a better chassis but the only transmission available is the standard twin-clutch automatic gearbox.
Needless to say that the Nissan Juke Nismo RS won’t empty your pocket as much as the segment’s benchmark for hot hatches – VW Golf GTI. And more so, while the latter needs a 2-liter turbo engine to get 220 PS, the Japanese engineers (well, together with their Renault Sport friends) took Clio RS’s engine – a 1.6 DIG-S – and cranked up the power to a fitting 218PS (160kW), with two-wheel drive/manual transmission variants making a torque of 280Nm. By the way, aside from the standard, front-wheel drive only version, you might want to consider the even pricier AWD model that uses a CVT – the downsides are the torque rating is slightly lower and the all-wheel drive setup eats more of your already small trunk.