Nissan Juke Nismo

27 Sep, 2012 3:20pm Damion Smy

The production-ready Nissan Juke Nismo has debuted at Paris with a 215bhp turbocharged engine

This is the production version of the Juke Nismo – and it has taken centre stage on Nissan’s stand at the Paris Motor Show.

The Juke Nismo is the first in a range of forthcoming hot Nissans and is powered by a 215bhp version of the 1.6-litre direct- injection turbo engine found in the current range-topper, the Juke DIG-T. Just like that model, it will be available with both two and four-wheel-drive.

Nissan has worked on the suspension in a bid to make the Juke more agile, and the steering has been tweaked, too.

The Nismo gets redesigned 19-inch alloy wheels, a more aggressive front bumper with a new lower lip and larger intakes, plus a new Nismo grille and LED daytime running lights.

There are also red accents in the front bumper and running down the side skirts, plus red mirror caps. Finishing off the look is a subtle decal just below the window line and a roof-mounted spoiler. The cabin has sports seats plus a suede-trimmed steering wheel and gearlever.

Also on display in Paris is the facelifted 370Z and special-edition Qashqai 360, which comes with Nissan’s Around View Monitor as standard. This gives a bird’s-eye view of the car to help with parking in tight spaces.