Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Review

The 2013 Nissan Juke was the founder of the small crossover vehicle category and is also just arrived with over 350,000 copies sold immediately well received by the customers. Now that there are already with Opel Mokka, Peugeot and Renault Captur 2008 competition for the little bit more likeable, Nissan has filed later a sharpened Nismo version, which is unique in the segment again.

2013 nissan juke nismo

With an output of 200 hp, the Nissan Juke Nismo skillfully combines the fun sporty small car with the feel of a small SUV.

On board, in addition to ABS, ESP and six airbags also have the Nismo body kit, 18 "alloy wheels, Nismo sport bucket seats with the finest Alcantara upholstery and red contrast stitching, a leather / Alcantara steering wheel, navigation and multimedia system Nissan Connect, a reversing camera, the Nissan Dynamic Control System, a keyless entry and start system, cruise control and much more - even the metallic paint at no extra cost there.

Even with the exterior appearance, the Juke Nismo is very sporty, the aerodynamically optimized mounting parts are available to the Juke particularly good. The red trim and the Nismo logo on the radiator grille also point to the sportiest version of Juke and make the car even more independent. Especially the combination of black and red metallic paint exterior mirror housings + moldings is the small Japanese very well.

2013 nissan juke nismo interior

Be as sporty outfit is so athletic, it then continues in the interior. In addition to the extremely comfortable seats you can see the quick Juke also highlighted in red on the tachometer, the Nismo logo behind the stick shift and the grippy leather / Alcantara - steering wheel.

Despite its sporty cockpit remained very functional, and you find yourself immediately handle. All switches are handily positioned, and both the processing and the material appearance suit for the Juke Nismo exclusive touch.

The space is as good as in the other Juke models also, well not exactly the generously sized trunk, which does not count with 251 liter capacity of the largest in its class. If necessary, the volume can be increased by folding the seat even up to 830 liters.

The already weak 1.6-liter non-turbo engine of the Juke Nismo was refined by the specialist again and now offers 190 hp instead of 200 hp (147 kW). Also, the torque increased by 10 Nm to 250 Nm and is 2400-4800 rev / min ready.

2013 nissan juke nismo

It has surprisingly stepped briefly the manual 6-speed transmission, which very soon einmahnt high gear in order to be efficient on the road. This one is but then also at highway speeds already in a fairly high speed range, making it a little louder in the interior.

For this, the engine still offers even from low speeds in top gear very responsive acceleration. The pulling power is really impressive here. For the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h takes just 7.8 seconds, top speed is 215 km / h but could be even higher with a larger tiered gear safely.

But the engineers have put their attention on achieving crisp acceleration values, which is also an outstanding success. In addition to the technical changes to the engine, the Nismo engineers have also made to the chassis and suspension, and this approach donated an even sportier tuning.

The Juke Nismo is now like a plank on the road and also allows very high cornering speeds at which you would hardly notice a side slope. Would not be the elevated seating position, one would think, to be on the road with a purebred sports car. With its compact dimensions, the Juke Nismo can easily drive along winding roads and offers as much fun as only much more expensive vehicles.

2013 nissan juke nismo

Here, the 1.6-liter turbo engine is still quite economical. The factory specification of 6.9 liters is within reach, if you do not so often savored the performance especially. We did not want the fun potential, which provides the Juke Nismo, refrain during the test and came to an average of 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers - a top value for a crossover vehicle of this class.

Not quite as perfectly turned out, the clarity is backwards. Front recognize the dimensions of the Nismo by large headlamps that even arch over the highest point of the hood also, very good, small side windows and the wide C-pillar, however, make it difficult to look back. The remedy here is standard rearview camera, so this shortcoming would already be well eliminated.

The Juke Nismo is a very attractive car, in any case, and sets new standards with its sportiness in the class of small crossover. We also find the price / performance ratio fits perfectly. There are hardly a car that offers such good features and performance at this price. This package makes the Juke Nismo is not only faster and more agile, it is the small Japanese also very good.

2013 nissan juke nismo

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