Nissan Plans To Produce Up to 17 Units Of The Juke-R 2.0
Back in June we brought you news on the 2016 Nissan Juke-R 2.0 concept and its debut at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed. It has since demonstrated just what a 600 horsepower, subcompact crossover can do. If you weren’t fortunate enough to see it perform, Nissan UK has released a two-minute video of Jann Mardenborough and the 2.0 doing the hill climb in just 57 seconds. It would have placed 3rd in the supercar class if it weren’t a concept – a remarkable feat for a subcompact crossover.
At the time of its debut at Goodwood, it was unknown if the 2.0 would be produced at all, but we now have new information. Nismo has confirmed that Nissan will be taking orders and will produce up to 17 units of the 2.0 – depending on how many orders it receives. We have yet to receive confirmation of an actual price for the beast, but our sources indicate it will run somewhere around 500,000 Euro (about $548,000 USD.)
Furthermore, we have been unable to determine when Nissan will begin taking orders, but we will keep our eyes and ears open. To date, it is the only subcompact crossover fast enough to be considered a supercar, so it is worth keeping an eye on.
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Why it matters
I love automotive experiments that work out — especially when it results in a vehicle that performs as well as the Juke-R 2.0. I’ve never been a fan of crossovers, but after watching the Juke-R 2.0 perform, I can’t deny I would be more than happy driving it. It is great that Nissan will produce a few of them, and given its GT-R DNA, I have a feeling they will go fast despite the expected price tag. If you’re like me and fall short of the wealth that will be required to own a 2.0, you could always go with the 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS. The 2015 model starts out at around $28,000 with 215 horsepower. I’m sure it performs quite well given its size, and it is rather sporty – if you’re into crossovers anyway.
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