The Nissan Juke was already one of the most unconventionally-styled vehicles on the market, but that hasn’t stopped Japanese tuner Impul from adding some wild body parts, including a bizarre front grille and a wing inspired by the Subaru WRX STI.
In stock form, Nissan’s Juke is one of the strangest-looking crossovers on the market, what with its bug-eyed, low-set headlamps; oversized fender flares;and wide-smiling grille. Impul has made some minor updates to the exterior, which reduces the cute-factor of the car in an attempt to make it look more like a miniature rally weapon.
The front grille eschews the smile in exchange for a gunmetal silver metal “moustache,” whichspans the width of the entire front fascia. A front half-spoiler, side sills, 19-inch black alloy wheels, and a full aero kit help visually lower the compact crossover. In back, Impul has added a rear half-spoiler along with a tall, double-foil rear wing. Aero-shaped side visors and a body-length pinstripe (complete with the Impul name) add the final touches to let passersby know that this isn’t a typical Juke.
However, Impul’s package doesn’t neglect go in favor of show. The company offers a sport-tuned suspension kit, a reflashed ECU, stainless-steel exhaust, and a new throttle valve that reportedly helps the Impul Juke to breathe better. Power figures haven’t been released yet, but we expect the tuned cute-ute to produce more than the 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque that the standard turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four puts down.
All of the pieces are available from Impul separately, but for the whole kit it will run around 1,386,900 yen (about $17,382) plus the price of a new Juke, which starts at 1,620,150 yen ($20,305) in Japan.