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Nissan shows off NISMO versions of its JUKE and 370Z


February 7, 2013

Nissan's 2014 370Z NISMO

Nissan's 2014 370Z NISMO

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At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan's NISMO brand was front and center with the company showing off two new models that are set to feature the NISMO brand and suite of features that go along with it. Both the Nissan JUKE and 370Z are getting NISMO facelifts, and the results look promising.

First up, Nissan debuted the 2014 370Z NISMO. It's set to go on sale this summer with the typical red-accented NISMO styling. The tweaked version of the 370Z comes with a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine to get it moving. It's not a complete redesign, but it definitely adds some interesting stylings to Nissan's premium coup.

While the changes are small on the 370 for its NISMO makeover, the changes to the JUKE are much more substantial. In all, Nissan touts 100 individual changes and tweaks to the JUKE, but most are somewhat small. The most notable change comes in the form of its NISMO-tuned 197-horsepower 1.6-liter direct injection turbo engine. The standard Nissan JUKE comes with a 188-horsepower 1.6-liter direct injection turbo engine, so there is actually a discernible difference in power.

In addition to the engine, the JUKE gets a NISMO-tuned suspension and a change to the aerodynamics, which Nissan promises will bring a 37 percent improvement to downforce. Of course, the interior has been tweaked to match the NISMO style, and 18-inch rims have been added.

The 2013 JUKE NISMO is set to go on sale in the US this March in white, black and silver. The NISMO model will be available in both front and rear-wheel drive variants. Nissan didn't announce pricing information for either of its new NISMO models.

Source: Nissan

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Surely I'm not the only one who thinks the Juke is one of the ugliest cars to have made it to production. I'm sure it's fun to drive and gets great mileage....blah, blah, blah. It's ugly. No sale!

Clay Jones

Nissan, go back to the original 300Z frame then build the 370 around that. Add Audi style lights and name it 380Z


Put the DIG-T-R weighs 40 kg (88 lb), yet puts out 400 bhp from Nissan into a new Z hybrid and sell it to us! Suggestion: Take the 300Z frame (my favorite Z style) and add the engine with the hybrid side. I bet it would be awesome

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