Nissan is using this year’s Chicago Auto Show to showcase its performance lineup. Today Nissan took the wraps off the 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo and the updated 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo.
“NISMO brings a new level of performance to the Nissan brand, reinforced by its heritage as the racing heartbeat of the company,” said Simon Sproule, Nissan’s Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing Communications. “With the global expansion of NISMO-branded products like the new JUKE NISMO and 370Z NISMO, we want to make NISMO the most recognized and respected performance brand from Japan.”
The 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo features nearly 100 individual revised components, including a Nismo-tuned 197-horsepower 1.6-liter DIG turbo engine, Nismo-tuned suspension, bold aerodynamic styling with a 37 percent improvement in downforce (versus non-Nismo models), Nismo interior with deeply bolstered front seats and red accents and lightweight 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The 2014 370Z NISMO, which goes on sale this summer, features a number of exterior and interior enhancements that follow the global Nismo red-accented design theme. It is powered by an a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine.