Beneficiaries of the local and factory fit upgrades are the Nissan Juke hatchback, the Nissan Navara ute and the Nissan X-Trail SUV, and while Nissan Australia said the newly-announced N-Sport range will only be available for a limited time, they confirmed the N-editions will continue to form an essential keystone to Nissan’s future retail plans.
“There’ll be three sub-brands that we use for special editions which allows us consistency,” explained Nissan Australia’s Chris Jordan. “Like the N-Trek sub-brand – where we released special versions of the Patrol, Pathfinder and X-Trail – the N-Sport range is a continuation of that theme.”
For the Juke, the N-Sport badge means 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof spoiler as well as red-painted door handles and mirrors across all models, while the N-Sport edition of the X-Trail sees a choice of either a gun metallic or silver version across all model’s in the five-seater SUV’s line-up.
Regardless of the colour, the N-Sport X-Trail editions means the addition of colour-specific 17-inch alloy wheels, side skirts and front- and rear-bumper finishers, while the gun metallic version also gets a colour-coded front grill. Applicable only to the X-Trail ST-L model, in either the gun metallic or silver option, are colour-coded finishers surrounding the lights.
As well a similar cosmetic upgrade for the Navara’s exterior – 18-inch alloy wheels; a black honeycomb grille; sports front skirt; smokey chrome fog light finishers; and gun metallic steps and rear bumper – the N-Sport badged Navara also gains a satellite navigation system with a seven-inch screen and contrasted leather seat highlights as part of the interior upgrade.
The limited edition N-Sport Juke is priced at $35,990, the up-spec X-Trail starts at $33,990 while the sportier Navara is priced at $47,990 (manual) or $50,490 (automatic) drive away.