2013 Chicago Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo, the new top-of-the-line Juke, debuted at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
- Pricing has not been announced, but Nissan North America confirmed that the Juke Nismo will be priced above the 2013 Nissan Juke SL AWD model.
- Expect the 2013 Juke Nismo to cost more than $28,000 when it hits U.S. showrooms in March.
Pricing has not been announced, but Nissan North America confirmed for Edmunds that the Juke Nismo will cost more than the 2013 Nissan Juke SL AWD model. The 2013 Nissan Juke SL AWD, the current top-of-the-line Juke, starts at $27,730, including a $790 destination charge.
Expect the 2013 Juke Nismo — with its signature red side mirrors — to be priced above $28,000 when it hits U.S. showrooms in March.
The Juke Nismo gets a reworked version of Nissan's turbocharged 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The Juke Nismo is rated at 197 horsepower, a 9 hp boost over the standard Juke's 188 hp. The front-wheel-drive Juke Nismo is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, while the all-wheel-drive version comes with a sport-tuned continuously variable transmission.
Nissan said the Juke Nismo returns an estimated 27 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel-drive model. The all-wheel-drive Juke Nismo returns an estimated 25 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway.
The Juke Nismo gets a race-inspired exterior with a modified front fascia and grille, along with a red pinstripe and B-pillars in gloss piano black. The Juke's foglights have been replaced by thin-strip LED accent lights. The high-end Juke rides on new 18-inch lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels.
It is available in three colors: Sapphire Black, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.
Redesigned front seats with red stitching are part of the Juke Nismo's new interior. The headliner is black and no moonroof is available with this model. Standard features include privacy glass, a push-button start and automatic air-conditioning.
Edmunds says: We get nearly every detail on the U.S. version of the 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo, except for pricing — perhaps the most critical piece of the puzzle for buyers.