Nissan reveals Juke Nismo design secrets

The new Nissan Juke Nismo, which is available to order now from £19,995, will be the first of the Nismo range when first deliveries begin in March.

The Nismo range is Nissan’s tribute to its motorsport heritage, with Nismo-trim models sportier, racier and more powerful than their standard counterparts.

And now Nissan is letting the public in on its design secrets behind the Juke Nismo. Nissan has revealed the challenges facing the Juke Nismo team, and how they had to construct something with unique visual appeal – something the Juke already has in abundance!

Nissan’s engineers produced a new, aerodynamic exterior for the car, which gave it a more powerful, efficient look. Also evident on the Juke Nismo are lower bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts.

Airflow is better controlled with the Juke Nismo’s modified grille and tailgate spoiler to improve efficiency and performance.

Also included are 18-inch alloy wheels shod in wider tyres, red mirror door caps, and a pinstripe design around the car’s base.

Darryl Scriven said early input on the overall look came from Nissan’s European design studio in Paddington, London. “It was really important to make something that looked stronger but wasn’t more complicated.

“Nismo is not about adding shape and surfaces for no reason, it’s about genuine aerodynamic and dynamic improvement.”

The Juke Nismo is currently being manufactured in Nissan’s Sunderland plant. The car is being constructed alongside other Nissan models, with the facility’s advanced assembly operation services coping extremely well with the extra addition.

The body modifications though have required some small production changes. The Juke Nismo also makes use of the plant’s state-of-the-art paint facility, thanks to the car being available in a Storm White finish.

Nissan’s Sunderland operation also constructs the standard Juke model as well as the Nissan Note, the Qashqai and the Qashqai+2.

The Juke Nismo comes with an uprated version of Nissan’s 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. The car can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 7.8 seconds, and is able to hit a top speed of 134mph.

The Juke Nismo is able to claim a combined fuel economy figure of 40.9mpg and 159g/km CO2 emissions.

People interested in finding out more about the Nismo range can contact Perrys Blackburn Nissan dealership today.