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NISSAN JUKE NISMO RS BLASTS INTO SHOWROOMS

NISSAN JUKE NISMO RS BLASTS INTO SHOWROOMS

Nissan are to unleash its sportiest Juke ever  the NISMO RS. It will be the eight new Nissan model to be introduced this year.

The new RS has better performance, sharper chassis set-up, powerful breaks and extra equipment, making it a much more extreme version of its multi-award-winning compact predecessor.

Options on the RS version include special Recaro sports "bucket" seats and the Safety Pack that includes the following: Xenon headlamps, Nissan's Around View Monitor and Safety Shield, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection giving visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions.

The new Juke NISMO RS is available in a choice of three exterior colours  Storm White, Pearl Black and Blade Silver  with a single bespoke interior treatment.

Despite its performance potential, the RS remains highly practical. 2WD versions now benefit from a 40 per cent increase in carrying capacity with a two-stager floor and rear seats that fold flat for extra space flexibility.

Developed with NISMO's extensive global motorsport experience, the NISMO RS features a 1.6-litre DIG-T engine that develops 218PS (160kW), while torque in two-wheel drive/manual transmission versions is 280Nm.

Other improvements linked to the increased engine performance include; strategic body strengthening to increase torsional stiffness further and a more powerful braking system that features larger discs than the standard NISMO model. Revised springs and dampers complete the package of dynamic enhancements.

Tamsin Fewkes

by: Becca Chaplin