Tokyo: Nissan Juke Nismo unveiled [video] image

Nissan Motor Co., on Tuesday unveiled the Nissan Juke Nismo concept — an idea of how a premium sports version of the hugely successful compact crossover could look.

The concept that will be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show features visual tweaks, power upgrade, and stiffer chassis. Propping up each corner is a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, and the whole thing has been lowered and stiffened with bits from Nismo’s parts catalogues (no details yet).

The grille pattern has been changed while the tailgate spoiler has been modified by the addition of side elements to control airflow more efficiently. Even the shape of the door mirrors has been altered to enhance the car’s aerodynamic performance and reduce front and rear lift without increasing drag.

The Japanese automaker said the 1.6-litre direct injection turbo gasoline engine has been uprated to deliver more power and performance, but exact figures are still unavailable for the moment.
For the record, in standard JDM trim, the four-cylinder engine produces 190-horses.

The interior has also undergone an overhaul, with additions including a new style of steering wheel and pedals, aimed at bolstering driver appeal.