Nissan Juke Nismo is an efficient Small SUV
Nissan Juke has Extra Ordinary Beautiful Looks
If we focus on the word NISMO, we directly jump to the conclusion that it is the product of Nissan Motorsport International Limited. The Juke Nismo is very odd looking and different in designing from regular crossover mini SUVs available in the market. From the front bumper to the tail it’s built in its own style.
In its mother land it is considered the best vehicle by Nissan but in the rest of the world it is less well-known. It is the first significant model under the badge of Nismo, later on kicking off the range of Nismo cars including the Nissan Nismo 370Z. There are very few rivals of Nismo such as the Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio, Renault Sport and the Peugeot 208 GTI.
The engine range is limited but quite efficient
There are two engines available with Juke Nismo. Both are petrol engines with reasonable performance. Though the Juke Nismo has been under criticism, but it is not a bad option to choose as it has been painted.
The 1.6 litre DiG-T petrol engine with two different outputs is available with manual gearbox and automatic transmission system. The output of this 1.6 litre engine varies as it is associated with different combination of transmission systems and different wheel-drive options.
The 1.6 litre petrol engine is capable of 197bhp and 184lb/ft torque. Good petrol engine with efficient working on low revs but little bit noisy in pressing the accelerator. Overall performance is efficient. It takes 7.6 seconds to get from 0-62m/h with top speed of 134m/h.
Though it is a four-cylinder petrol engine, but the fuel consumption is very reasonable and affordable with 40m/g and CO2 emissions are 159g/km. These figures are with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive assembly.
The 1.6 litre petrol engine with seven-speed CVT and four-wheel drive unit
The output of the same 1.6 litre petrol engine is different when it is fitted with seven-speed CVT gear transmission and four-wheel drive unit. This combination is slower than the manual gearbox transmission and front-wheel drive version. It takes 7.9 seconds to get from 0-62m/h with top speed of 124m/h and the fuel average is 38m/g with 169g/km of CO2 emissions.
The 1.6 litre petrol engine with 211bhp
Though this version is with some extra bhps, but the torque force is same. This engine is fitted with One-speed Xtronic Automatic gear transmission and four-wheel drive unit. It takes 7.7 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h with top speed of 124m/h. The fuel average is less impressive with 38m/g with 172g/km of CO2 emissions.
The 1.6 litre 214bhp is the fastest version
This version is capable of 214bhp and 207lb/ft torque. It is the speediest and efficient version with 6.8 seconds 0-62m/h sprint and top speed of 137m/h. Its fuel average is also reasonable with 39m/g and CO2 emissions are 168g/km and is fitted with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive unit.
The interior of Nissan Nismo is similar to Nissan Juke
The Nissan Nismo is different in the material especially used for this model as we have good standard leather seats in Nissan Juke, but in Nismo the Nissan has used nice suede-trimmed sports seats that give not only a great look to the interior but offer a great sitting experience on them, feel supportive and hold you firmly in place in corners.
The seating arrangement is nice with lot of adjustments. The Nismo offers a good driving position, though the steering wheel is not adjustable. The outer visibility is reasonably good though the roof dips sharply at the back but rear mirror image is noticeably good.
Practicality and boot space
It is a small SUV mind it, with comparatively small interior and acceptable practicality. There is not a huge amount of space inside and the front seats are good enough and offer plenty of leg and head room.
The rear seats are good in stuff but there is very tight space for legs of any adult and the dipping roof line at the back eating the head room too. The doors offer a good access to seats with wide openings.
The boot space in earlier model was not enough but the Nismo has a good boot space of 354-litres though not comparable as we find in the Renault Clio or Renault Sport, but acceptable for such an odd style vehicle such as the Nismo.
The Nismo is with standard equipment and Features
The equipment level of the Nismo is very high. The list starts with keyless ignition along with an engine-start button. The larger touch screen than before with internet and it’s standard sat nav system is available in all models of Nismo.
The reverse camera, parking sensors, LED running lights, bluetooth connectivity, climate control system along with efficient cruise control system and the very unique the red-colored side mirrors.
The Nismo offers efficient check systems about tyre pressures, oil pressures and even calculate G-force. The 18-inch alloys are as standard and the touches of red stitching enhance the decoration of the interior.
The Xenon bright headlamps with sharp look are awesome. Lane departure warning system along with blind spot detection system is in the features list of the new Nismo.
Safety and reliability is a standard mark of the Nissan’s products
As we discussed above that the Nissan Juke Nismo is a different in designing and body style. This shape offers maximum road grip to the small SUV and meets the standards of safety and reliability.
The steering-wheel is of a good weight offers accurate and precise control over the vehicle. The Nissan Nismo is based on Nissan Juke that was awarded five stars by safety body Euro NCAP in the year of 2011.
The safety kit of Nismo consists of six airbags, excellent traction control, electronic stability control, anti lock braking system and active front head restraints along with ISOFIX child-seats at rear. The Nissan Nismo is good in durability. The material used in its manufacturing is robust enough for extensive daily wear and tear.