Tipped to feature a turbocharged version of the standard Juke's 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, the Nismo RS variant has been rumoured to produce as much as 169kW and 298Nm.
Nissan is yet to reveal any details of the Juke Nismo RS, leading to speculation of different potential layouts ranging from a front-wheel-drive model offered with a six-speed manual transmission to an all-paw version tied to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Due to be unveiled alongside a second as-yet-unnamed Nismo concept, the Nissan Juke Nismo RS is expected to feature specifically tuned sports suspension as well as a raft of additional Nismo performance add-ons including body work, wheels and interior tweaks.
The 2013 LA motor show begins on November 22, with 22 vehicles set to make their international debuts as part of the show's planned 56 reveals.
Launching this month, the standard Nissan Juke will become one of Australia’s cheapest SUVs starting from $21,990 before on-road costs.