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2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO At A Glance (Press Release)

At A Glance: 2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO

First there were the race cars and a string of competition victories. Then a line of performance parts and accessories and the legendary R34 Skyline GT-R. Followed by more racers, victories and growing global brand awareness through electronic video games. Then came special NISMO versions of the Nissan 350Z and 370Z. Now, as NISMO approaches 50 years as Nissan’s competition and street performance experts, Nissan is expanding NISMO’s presence among the Nissan lineup with the introduction of the 2013 JUKE NISMO.

Offered in a choice of front-wheel drive with 6-speed manual transmission or all-wheel drive with NISMO-tuned CVT transmission, the new JUKE NISMO takes JUKE’s bold presence in the compact crossover segment to a whole new dimension of attainable performance.

The modifications to the standard JUKE start with the racing-inspired NISMO exterior. Far from being purely cosmetic, the modifications are designed to enhance the JUKE NISMO’s aerodynamics, resulting in a 37-percent improvement (versus non-NISMO models) in downforce. Exterior features include NISMO front and rear fascias and side sills with a distinctive red stripe, a new grille and light treatment with LED accent lights, extended body-colored wheel flares and unique rear spoiler. The wheelwell gap (space between the tires and fenders) has been reduced through lowering of the suspension and use of new 18-inch lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels, helping give JUKE NISMO a more aggressive stance. Three exterior colors are available on JUKE NISMO: Sapphire Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.

Inside, the special NISMO interior combines dark finishes and red accents. The leather and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel includes a racing-inspired red top-center marking, while the special NISMO-style sport front seats offer increased bolstering for added support and comfort while cornering, along with NISMO logos and red stitching.

Like all 2013 JUKE models, the JUKE NISMO is built on Nissan’s proven global B-platform. The advanced1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine is rated at 197 horsepower (versus non-NISMO models’ 188 horsepower) and torque has been increased to 184 lb-ft (versus 177 lb-ft). Along with the modified suspension and CVT, the steering effort has been tuned for additional feel at medium and high speeds.

As with other JUKE AWD models, JUKE NISMO AWD comes standard with the advanced torque vectoring AWD system, which splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also can split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle’s cornering feel.

Also offered is the innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system that combines control of the automatic A/C and the three-mode drive selector – Normal for everyday driving; Sport for a more intense performance feel; and Eco for maximum efficiency – adjusting throttle, transmission (CVT) and steering feel.

Along with the special NISMO interior treatments, the interior design includes JUKE’s unique high-gloss paint finished center console, which is inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank. The gearshift is located on top of the console, with a high-mounted shift lever for sporty driving. In the rear, a fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provide passenger and cargo hauling flexibility.

Other available features include a RearView Monitor, Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and standard Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition. Safety features include six air bags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

Highlights of the 2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO include:


  • NISMO front and rear fascias
  • Unique front bumper design with red stripe and mesh type lower grille
  • Front grille chrome insert
  • LED accent lights
  • Red stripe on rear bumper
  • NISMO side sill spoilers with red stripe
  • Aggressive body-colored wheel arch moldings
  • Large exhaust finisher (3.9-inch outside diameter)
  • Red outside mirrors covers
  • NISMO Smoked front combination lamps
  • Unique NISMO rear roof spoiler
  • Glossy black B-Pillar treatment
  • Rear center fog light
  • NISMO badge
  • Aggressive sport crossover styling
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Turn signals integrated into upper front fenders
  • Body-colored front door handles, “hidden” black-colored rear door handles
  • Rear liftgate with fixed glass
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • Offered in three exterior colors: Sapphire Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White

Engine and Driveline

  • Nissan “B” platform
  • Front engine, front-wheel drive, optional front engine/all-wheel drive
  • Specially tuned 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder with 197 horsepower, 184 lb-ft of torque
  • Sport-tuned Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with M-Mode and Sport Mode (AWD model only)
  • 6-speed manual transmission (FWD model only)
  • Advanced torque vectoring AWD system, which helps reduce understeer when cornering and enhances cornering feel (AWD model only)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • NISMO-tuned suspension, providing improved body response and roll control
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension (FWD) or multi-link rear suspension (AWD models only)
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • NISMO-tuned vehicle-speed-sensing electric power-assisted steering
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • 18-inch lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/45R18 Continental ContiSportContact5 summer tires

Interior Features

  • NISMO exclusive seats with additional bolster support on back and seat cushions
  • Suede accents on front main seat and bolster, tricot on rear seats
  • Red stitching and perforation
  • NISMO logo on front seat backs
  • NISMO exclusive interior color treatments, including dark headliner
  • Leather and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with red center mark
  • Leather wrapped shift knob with red stitched boot
  • Colored center console with NISMO badge
  • Suede door trim
  • Painted power window switch panels
  • Colored push button start ring
  • Combi meter with NISMO logo
  • 5-passenger seating
  • Cockpit-like seating with raised console/shifter for controllability and quick response
  • Unique center console design, created to look like a sport motorcycle tank, while also supporting driver’s knee during cornering
  • High eye-point for increased visibility
  • Available Integrated Control (I-CON) system with climate and Drive Mode (D-Mode) settings; D-Mode allows the driver to choose between three drive modes (Sport, Normal, Eco)
  • 6-way manual driver’s seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat
  • 60/40 fold-down 2nd row seats for increased cargo room
  • Storage under rear cargo floor (FWD models only)
  • Dual front and rear beverage holder
  • Speed-sensitive automatic door locks
  • Standard steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Interface System for iPod®
  • Available USB connector for iPod® and similar devices
  • AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers
  • Available Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH™ audio system with powered subwoofer
  • Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with steering wheel controls
  • Available RearView Monitor
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start
  • Available Nissan Navigation System with 5-inch color touch-screen display and NavTraffic capability (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)

Safety and Security

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage, dual-threshold front air bags and seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection
  • Standard seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Front-seat Active Head Restraints
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Vehicle Security System (VSS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in JUKE NISMO FWD (6MT) and JUKE NISMO AWD (CVT)
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd in Oppama, Japan

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