Do You Want A Yuke Nismo? Raise Your Voice
More pre-Tokyo-motorshow nekkyou-teki (craze): Nissan is creating buzz for its Juke by floating two videos for the Juke Nismo. The car will be on hand when the show opens to the press tomorrow. The car is a prototype only, to gauge customer reception. If customers react positively enough, the car will be made. If customers react blasé, it will be forgotten .
“It depends on the reaction at the Tokyo Motor Show. If it’s quite positive, we’ll consider introducing it into the market,” says Nissan President Shoichi Miyatani.
So if you are at the Tokyo show, and you want that car, go to the Nissan stand and shout “watashi wa korega hoshii!” (I want it!) Don’t worry, you won’t be signing a contract.
Nismo is Nissan’s performance division, Japan’s answer to “M”, “R” and “AMG”. Starting with the Juke, Nismo aims to make performance versions of Nissan’s mainstream lineup, Miyatani says.
Specs of the Juke Nismo are not known, but better be revealed at the TMS in order to make those hearts pound with anticipation.
One thing the Juke Nismo is not: The Juke R, that had created buzz on the webs for a while. My contacts at Nissan assured me that the Juke Nismo is no GT-R in Juke’s clothing. From what I am hearing, the Juke R will be limited to a few very much hand built versions, enough to create excitement by setting a seven minute plus time on the Nordschleife. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?
Street legal? Maybe. Production model? It probably will be as mass-produced as the top ranking Radical. I.e. not.
"Nekkyou-teki" is an adjective. There must be a noun to follow it. Instead, I would suggest "karasawagi" (much ado about nothing).
And just when you thought that the Aztec was ugly. Nissan's latest bunch of eyesores take fugly to new heights.
I actually have thought about the regular Juke as a great next car for my wife. Neither of us is sure about the look, but the car is cool. However, tall cars without offroad capabilities are just silly. The regular Juke may not be a Jeep, but it will at least get us up camping trails.
Calling the Juke ugly is a bit like calling Bob Dylan's music bad because he can't sing. It's kinda true but it's missing the point. The car is a breath of fresh air in a dull econo-box world and for that alone it deserves credit. I agree the looks grow on you, I see quite a few on the roads so I am not the only one feels that way. So... Nissan, having come this far with it should absolutely make a mad race version.