Juke is out of the US market. However, the mini crossover remains one of the cutest models in all other countries, especially in Europe. The 2021 Nissan Juke Nismo is top of the range model with improved specs and styling. Well, the dream of all Nissan vehicles is to get such a tuning. Nismo badge is something special and unique, and there are no too many other models with this logo.
There are only four other vehicles in the family that offer the Nismo version. Sentra and Micra are non-sports cars, while the 370Z is the oldest in the family. Of course, the GT-R is the most exclusive one. The very first vehicle produced by this department was Skyline R32, and the focus is on motorsports and races. So, if you follow 24 Hours of Le Mans or 24 Hours of Daytona, Nismo vehicles will be the reason for Nissan’s success there.
What is Nismo?
The word NISMO stands for Nissan Motorsports. As you know, most companies are delivering high-performance vehicles, and the Japanese company is not an exception. As said, the first time we saw the badge, the legendary Skyline GT-R32 wore it, and it happened in 1989. Now, more than 30 years later, not too many other vehicles got this update by the company. Still, you can find aftermarket upgrades and parts for most Nissan and Infiniti models.
Of course, a mechanical boost is a highlight. However, many cosmetic updates will make every car getting this package more aggressive and eye-catching.
2021 Nissan Juke Nismo Specs
The base models of the Juke crossover is getting power from a 1.0-liter inline-three mill. This is the latest update for the subcompact model, and the engine replaced an old four-cylinder unit. We believe engineers will add more options in the future, but for now, the tiny powerplant is the only source of energy.
Of course, the 2021 Nissan Juke Nismo will get a huge boost. The second generation of the crossover is refreshing the entire engine lineup, and the new performance model is getting more power. Previously, the Nismo vehicle came with a 1.6-liter turbo-four drivetrain with 200 hp. The same unit was part of the standard offer, but with 190 hp. All-wheel drive is a sure thing and we will see if a six-speed manual gearbox is still the only transmission. Previously, the CVT was optional.
Max Speed, 0-60 mph
According to multiple sources, the 2021 Nissan Juke Nismo will keep an old drivetrain. The crossover got a 1.6-liter unit with 200 hp, which was good for 135 mph of max speed and acceleration 0-60 time was 7.3 seconds. First of all, the engineers are going to improve all numbers, but top speed probably. More power and torque will make the Nismo vehicle sprint to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds.
Still, there is a different option. The 2021 Nissan Juke Nismo could get a 2.0-liter turbo unit. We can see this one on Seat Cupra (also part of Nissan-Renault alliance). Juke could benefit from it with 200 hp and 6.5-sec acceleration time. Still, this is only the possibility we need to get a confirmation by the carmaker.
2021 Nissan Juke Nismo Styling, Renders
Nismo model is something we expect since the Juke hit the new generation. Buyers in the US won’t see its replacement, Kicks, with this package. However, the first couple of months gave us only rumors about this vehicle. Recently, Top Speed announced a few renders and the new 2021 Nissan Juke Nismo seems like a production-ready model.
Of course, we see a lot of upgrades compared to the standard version. A more aggressive nose and wheels will definitely be the most notable additions. Furthermore, there are other small parts all around the vehicle, which are not only improving styling but also the functionality. In the case of the Nismo model, you need a lot of these add-ons.
2021 Nissan Juke Nismo Release Date, Price
The new Juke Nismo is going to debut in 2020. We still don’t know the time and venue, but be sure that the performance-oriented model is going to arrive in Europe. We assume the carmaker is starting with sales in the last quarter. The most expensive version currently costs $30,000 (USD). Nismo version will add at least $5k.
The 2021 Nissan Juke Nismo is top of the line model that follows the debut of the base version. The new generation of the crossover introduced the new styling and it left the US. However, buyers in North America won’t see its replacement with the special upgrades.