Monday, August 3, 2015

2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow Concept

The Nissan Juke Nismo RS crossover is no stranger to tough conditions, so Nissan recently put a special customized version to the test in nearly 20 inches (50 centimeters) of deep powder snow on the frozen Uddjaur Lake in Arjeplog on the Swedish side of Lapland. 

Starting with a capable 2014 Juke Nismo RS AWD (photos below), the team fitted 815-pound (370 kilogram) DOMINATOR Track Systems snow tracks built by a company that got its start in Michigan and now builds track systems for a variety of vehicles including full-size trucks and a host of all-wheel drive vehicles, made minor modifications to the front and rear fascias, and reprogrammed the vehicle's torque-vectoring AWD system, then reprogrammed the vehicle’s torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system to better utilize the tracks. Engineers testing in Lapland found the JUKE NISMO RSnow capable of more than 50 mph (85 kph) in Arctic conditions as cold as -31 degrees F (-35 C). 

The all-wheel car can deal with up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) of deep powder snow, as tested on the frozen Uddjaur Lake in Arjeplog on the Swedish side of Lapland. ( &

Nissan Juke Nismo RS (2014-?)

The new Nissan Juke Nismo RS builds on the existing and hugely popular Nissan Juke Nismo to create a more extreme version of the top selling compact crossover. Like every Nismo model, the RS is infused wîth motorsport inspired design, aerodynamics and engineering to deliver thrilling performance and handling in a road car. The Nismo RS's aerodynamic exterior has lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, plus a dark chrome V-motion grille - complete wîth Nissan's new brand signature - and tailgate spoiler to better control airflow. exterior design cues include red door mirror caps and a red pinstripe that encircles the bottom of the car. The picture is completed wîth new LED daytime running lights set within the lower air intake grilles at the front of the car, while eye-catching 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the new Juke's bold stance.

Juke Nismo RS is available in a choice of three exterior colours - White Pearl, Black Metallic or Silver Grey - wîth a single bespoke interior treatment: the predominantly black Nismo cabin.

The Nismo treatment continues inside wîth a performance-oriented steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims. Special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats wîth red stitching provide extra support and comfort during cornering.

Options on the RS version include special Recaro sports 'bucket' seats, Xenon headlamps, Nissan's Around View Monitor and Safety Shield which includes Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection giving visual and audible warnings to avoid potential collisions.

The Nismo RS's advanced, turbo-charged 1.6-litre DIG-T engine has been fine-tuned to boost power to 218PS (160kW) from 200PS (147kW) while torque in two-wheel drive/manual transmission versions is increased from an already healthy 250Nm to 280Nm. (


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