Nissan is planning to add more high-performance vehicles to its lineup, and it is planning on selling these new automobiles to the crossover market.
The Japan-based car manufacturer recently displayed the Juke Nismo Concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, CNET reports. At the time, Nissan announced that a positive response could provide the vehicle’s production with a green light.
According to the media outlet, “the production of the vehicle depended on on the reaction at the Tokyo Motor Show,” Chiaki Sumi, chief project specialist for the Juke, said in a statement. “If it’s quite positive, we’ll consider introducing it into the market.”
The car has been altered by moving the chassis lower and the 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engine has been improved to offer users improved performance, according to Automotive Business Review. Side elements have been added to the tailgate spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels have been added to the vehicle.
Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor executive vice president, has stated that the success of the Nissan Juke has made it evident that consumers are looking for something aside from currently available offerings, the media outlet reports.