The Nissan Juke has already injected a bit of excitement into the compact crossover segment, especially at West Haven Nissan Dealers. However, a new Juke-based concept is ready to infuse a healthy dose of performance into the otherwise demure segment.
Referred to as the first “super crossover,” Nissan says the all-new Juke-R Concept combines a Juke with Nissan’s flagship supercar, the GT-R.
Currently under development, Framingham Nissan said the new Juke-R is a far cry from the stock Juke. It features flared wheel arches, revised front and rear bumpers plus a unique split rear wing. Powering this concept is the same powerplant found under the hood of the GT-R, a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. It’s even being outfitted with a modified GT-R 4WD driveline and prop shaft, as well as 20-inch RAYS forged alloy rims.
The Juke-R’s interior will also have a closer resemblance to the supercar it’s trying to mimic. It will received new gauges, dials and a 7-inch customizable LCD display from the GT-R. However, Nissan Dealer Seattle said that Nissan won’t touch the Juke’s iconic center console, which was inspired by the fuel tank of a motorcycle.
“Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than 100,000 units,” said Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe.
“Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving experience we engineer into all our cars.”