Tokyo Auto Salon: Can You Take A Strong Juke? Yes, You Can
16 January 2013 - The truth about cars
At the Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan unveiled its worst-kept secret. Assisted by attractive dancers dressed in white, Nissan “took the covers off of the highly-anticipated Juke Nismo” as the press release puts it.
No, it’s not the highly anticipated Juke R, the cross-over with the GT-R engine. That has to wait for another Auto Salon. Or possibly one of the upcoming A-events.
The Nissan Juke Nismo, teased for what feels like a couple of years, is a Juke with a turbocharged 200 hp engine, actually with a 190 hp MR16DDT engine that has been chip-tuned to deliver 10 horses more.
Outside and inside blend in well with other cars on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon – which is like SEMA in Japanese, and without the big-breasted blondes.
The Juke Nismo can be bought beginning February 19 at Nissan dealers all over Japan. It would set you back 2,850,750 yen, or $32,000.