Nissan is presenting in Geneva the facelifted Juke Nismo RS which has gained a bit more power.
Showcased alongside the regular Juke facelift, the hotter Nismo RS derivative carries over the same styling tweaks but more importantly packs an extra punch from its 1.6-liter DIG-T turbocharged gasoline engine. Output of the motor has increased by 18 HP (13 kW) and 20 Nm (27 lb-ft) to 218 HP (160 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft).
Moreover, the 2WD variant will be offered as standard with a mechanical limited-slip differential while the size of the front disc brakes has increased from 296mm to 320mm. The list of updates continues with rear ventilated disc brakes, tweaked spring and damper settings along with a strengthened body structure and optional Recaro bucket seats.
It should be noted the torque increase is available on the version equipped with a manual six-speed manual gearbox, while the AWD version has torque vectoring and an Xtronic transmission with an eight-speed manual mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Nissan has also modified the exhaust system which now delivers a sportier soundtrack as a result of the muffler's larger diameter.
For more money clients will be able to configure the facelifted Juke Nismo RS with xenon headlights, an Around View Monitor system and various safety technologies like blind spot warning, lane departure warning and moving object detection. Body color choices include Silver Grey, Black Metallic and White Pearl - all of which are combined with an almost black interior cabin.
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