Despite releasing the teaser image (above), Nissan is holding back on information about the car's drivetrain and performance. All it will say it is that the "Juke R is back ... and now with added Nismo", hinting at even more power and enhanced performance.
From the teaser photo, we can see that the Juke R Nismo has a different front apron, with a much squarer and more aggressive look than the Juke R, which was first unveiled back in 2011.
The original production version of the Juke R had the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 from the Nissan GT-R crammed into the engine bay. Developing 404kW of power and 628Nm of torque, all its mumbo was transferred to the ground via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system, also borrowed from the company's supercar.
Flat out, the original Juke R was good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 275km/h.
The current Nissan GT-R has, essentially, the same 404kW/628Nm engine used in the first edition of the Juke R. The GT-R Nismo (above), on the other hand, has a retuned motor that produces 441kW of power and 652Nm of torque.