THE NISSAN JUKE-R GETS AN EXCITING UPGRADE: INTRODUCING THE JUKE-R 2.0
◾Nissan upgrades its legendary original JÚKE-R Crossover supercar
◾The JÚKE-R 2.0 concept makes its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the ÚK
◾Drawing on impressive performance from the GT-R, the JÚKE-R 2.0 will reach 600bhp
◾LM P1 driver and GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough to showcase the JÚKE-R 2.0 up the famous Goodwood hill
◾Launched this Summer to kick start the fifth anniversary of the Nissan JÚKEWEST SÚSSEX, England
– The birth of the Nissan JÚKE-R set a benchmark in 2011 as the world's first Crossover supercar, marrying Nissan's innovative JÚKE with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R – the brand's flagship sportscar. Now, four years on, JÚKE-R has been given an exciting upgrade to reflect the latest model of the JÚKE coupled with even more power and bolder styling. Welcome the JÚKE-R 2.0.
The global debut of the JÚKE-R 2.0 will take place at the thrilling annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 25 on the Nissan stand before being displayed in the Supercar Paddock for the remainder of the weekend.
Visitors at Goodwood, along with those watching the spectacular event on television, will also witness the JÚKE-R 2.0 make its dynamic debut on Goodwood's Hillclimb on all three days of the event, driven by Nissan GT Academy graduate and Le Mans 24 Hours driver Jann Mardenborough.
Based on the updated Nissan JÚKE that launched in Europe in 2014 – which features several significant design and technical enhancements – the JÚKE-R 2.0 has been injected with further levels of GT-R testosterone to now reach 600hp. Still sporting the iconic 'R' matte black, the JÚKE-R 2.0 is an even more muscular, bolder and powerful version of its predecessor.
'The JÚKE-R has become an iconic Crossover supercar, and with the launch of the latest JÚKE model last year, it was the natural choice to upgrade the original JÚKE-R with added power and even bolder styling,' said Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications general manager for Nissan Europe. 'The JÚKE-R 2.0 is a perfect 'crossover' of the best bits of Nissan – real innovation showcasing our crossover prowess fused with the excitement of the GT-R supercar engine.'
Soon to celebrate the JÚKE's fifth anniversary of production, the JÚKE-R 2.0 arrives in time to celebrate the birthday of Europe's best-loved compact crossover. With over 600,000 sales across Europe since initially launched in 2010, the JÚKE continues to highlight Nissan's position as crossover leaders, alongside the award winning Qashqai and adventure-inspiring X-Trail.Nissan JÚKE-R 2.0 Specifications
The JÚKE-R was based on the original JÚKE production car launched in 2010. The JÚKE-R 2.0 is based on the newer JÚKE model launched in Europe in 2014, to which there were several significant design changes and also technical enhancements. One of these elements was the extensive personalization options introduced based on customers' desire. There was also a new lamp shape, LED running lights and LED bulbs in the taillights to give a fresh appearance, while new door mirrors incorporate LED side turn repeaters. The new Nissan V-motion grille at the front is a further feature.Specific updates/features on the Nissan JÚKE-R 2.0 include:
◾Front bumper: heavily redesigned both aesthetically and functionally. The cooling apertures in the front bumper are increased in size by over 100 percent due to increased engine cooling demand as the vehicle now runs with an uprated 600 bhp engine. The bumper is manufactured from 100 percent carbon fiber
◾Rear bumper: manufactured entirely from carbon fiber, but incorporates a visual carbon diffuser. The bumper will have new exhaust cowlings; these are manufactured from high temperature carbon
◾The rear winglets are now of a one piece carbon fiber design with a visual carbon finish
◾The front fenders are new shape MY2015 JÚKE and from standard steel
◾The front and rear fender wheel arch flares are new carbon pieces blended in to the bumper and sill designs
◾The side sills are a tweaked aesthetic design, manufactured from carbon fiber
◾The front headlights, upper and lower, are from the new MY2015 JÚKE
◾The taillights are also from the MY2015 JÚKE
◾The hood is from the new MY2015 JÚKE and has integrated bare carbon engine cooling ducts; these are slightly repositioned from the previous JÚKE-R to further improve engine and turbo cooling
◾The JÚKE-R 2.0 uses the newer design GT-R wheels rather than the previous version
◾Color is matte black as beforeInterior
◾No change, other than roof lining is now blackEngine
◾The GT-R engine has been uprated to 600 bhp, the same output as the ultimate GT-R, the NISMOElectronics
◾The headlights, taillights and daytime running lights (DRLs) required the wiring looms of the original car to be updated to accommodate Nissan's latest lighting technology About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,600 staff across locally based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last calendar year Nissan plants in the ÚK, Spain and Russia produced more than 675,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, small cars, SÚVs, commercial vehicles and electric vehicles, including the Nissan LEAF, the world's most popular electric vehicle with 96 percent of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers a strong line-up of 23 diverse and innovative models in Europe under the Nissan and Datsun brands.About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (ÚSD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50 percent share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.Source - Nissan