The birth of the Nissan Juke-R set a benchmark in 2011 as the world’s first Crossover supercar, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R – the brand’s flagship sportscar. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an exciting upgrade to reflect the latest model of the Juke coupled with even more power and bolder styling – welcome the Juke-R 2.0.
The global debut of the Juke-R 2.0 took place at the thrilling 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 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 Juke-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 Juke launched in 2014 which features several significant design and technical enhancements, the Juke-R 2.0 has been injected with further levels of GT-R testosterone to now reach 600hp. Still sporting the iconic ‘R’ matt black, the Juke-R 2.0 is an even more muscular, bolder and powerful version of its predecessor.
Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager for Nissan Europe said, “The Juke-R has become an iconic Crossover supercar and with the launch of the latest Juke model last year, it was the natural choice to upgrade the original Juke-R with added power and even bolder styling. The Juke-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 Juke’s fifth anniversary of production, the Juke-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 Juke continues to highlight Nissan’s position as crossover leaders, alongside the award winning Qashqai and adventure-inspiring X-Trail.