Nissan Juke Nismo RS
First city SUV available in sport version, the Juke is to enjoy its restyling to revise deeply enough. Logically saddled with the Nismo logo, it stands for Nissan Motorsports, the most enterprising of the Juke joins besides the letters RS. The tone is set, this small bomb made a cure of vitamins and has every intention to complain to the famous GTI. But she really has the ability?
Restyled last year, Juke has preserved unique line that has seduced so since he arrived on the market in 2010. A success that we could, at first, put in the account of the almost total absence but the competition is confirmed despite the arrival Ford EcoSport, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur. Compared to his last, he took advantage of a wider range. The motors are then six in number, providing 94 hp to 218 hp. In Europe, the Juke is still one of the few with the Opel Mokka, offer optional AWD. Another element that is essential for each machine that is “fashionable”, the possibilities are numerous. It ‘also one of the main developments of the car, next to the arrival of systematic Stop & Start. On the occasion of this restyling, the Juke has also received 1.2 DIG-T 115 hp replaces the 117 hp 1.6, which remains present in the catalog, but only in automatic transmission variant, and given the 1.6 DIG-T version that Nismo We interest us today 200 to 218 hp. One way to move away with the 190 hp version, wanted wiser, even if the torque of the two versions (respectively, 250 Nm and 240 Nm) remains close. After quickly took over in Japan together with colleagues badged Nismo, we could try as long as the European version.
The Nissan Juke Nismo RS has a definition of its own equipment, next to Connect Private Edition version, but, unlike the latter, VAM (PDC 360 consists of four cameras) and Security Shield (lane departure warning, object detection moving and blind spot monitoring). These two devices are optionally available, in Techno Pack (€ 1,200), which includes, as a bonus, xenon headlights. The list of standard equipment thus includes all the functions required for automatic (air conditioning, wipers), a specific look and above all the technical elements to match its performance (limited slip differential, chassis and brakes specific). In addition, Techno Pack, the list of options is limited to pack Recaro (Recaro front seats dressed in leather and Alcantara). Our test car was then the formula is not abused for once, all of the options.
Modularity / habitability
Of course, you do not acquire this type of bombinette hoping to cram the family there, the Labradoodle and a mountain of luggage. However, the Juke has never been, even within its category, a model of livability. With optional Recaro seats, it’s even worse. Impossible for the rear passengers to cram their feet under them and imposing mask almost any road width. Chorus claustrophobic. On the contrary, the cases you will find more comfortable than ever, the restyling of the Juke has allowed us to significantly expand its load capacity (251-354 liters), at least for the two-wheel drive versions. In version 4×4, it will always be satisfied with 207 liters.