2018 Nismo Juke RS review


Regardless of speed or location, the Nismo’s thickly cushioned and chunkily bolstered sports seats strike an excellent balance between comfort and support. The steering wheel adjusts only for height, though.

Other Nismo touches around the cabin include branded tread plates and mats, suede door trim sections and binnacle hood, red tachometer, leather-accented gear knob, some gloss-black trim, a main dash section finished in a faux carbon-fibre plastic, and that Alcantara steering wheel.

However, they can’t mask an interior that is looking every bit its eight years in terms of both design and materials. That’s not helped by all the hard plastics and cheap roof-lining, or the tiny (5.8-inch) infotainment display.

Nismo touches aside, equipment is shared with the mid-range Ti-S Juke – including digital radio, navigation, surround view, heated front seats, tyre pressure monitoring, blind spot detection and lane departure warning systems. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) isn’t available on any Juke – expect that on the next-generation model due in 2019.

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