A facelifted Nissan Juke Nismo RS has been unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show , bringing with it sharper looks and greater practicality.

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Based on the newly facelifted standard Juke – also premiering at the Swiss show – the updated Nissan Juke Nismo RS gains redesigned ‘boomerang'-style upper lights, revised tail-lights and new door mirrors with integrated LED indicators.

Employing the same 160kW/280Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine used in the first Juke Nismo RS unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show, the refreshed crossover is again offered in two trims: a front-wheel drive tied to a six-speed manual and an all-wheel drive partnered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with eight 'gear' manual mode.

Nissan Juke Nismo RS-3

As well as coming with a mechanical limited-slip front differential as standard, Nissan claims luggage capacity of 2WD versions has also been increased by 40 per cent thanks to a subtle reshaping of the luggage area.

Along with revised spring and damper settings aimed at enhancing ride and handling, the hardcore Nissan Juke Nismo RS features a strengthened body structure, 320mm brake discs with red brake callipers and a large diameter muffler.

Lower front and rear bumpers, wider guards and side skirts, a dark chrome grille, a tailgate spoiler, red door mirror caps, red pinstripes and ‘RS’ badging, all ensure Nismo's sporting pedigree flows into the quirky subcompact SUV.

LED daytime running lights and 18-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior package.

Inside, optional Recaro sports bucket seats join a “performance-oriented” steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims.

To be offered in White Pearl, Black Metallic or Silver Grey, the Juke Nismo RS, like fellow Nismo models such as the Juke Nismo and GT-R Nismo, remains “under consideration” for our market.

Nissan Juke Nismo RS-15

 

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