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Nissan Previews Cars To Be Featured At The Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan has announced what fans can expect to see at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon (held between January 11-13). Cars shown at Japan’s largest customization and aftermarket expo will be both special performance variant Nissans developed by Nismo, and cars that express Nissan’s desire to provide customers with a wide range of customizable vehicles.

Two Nissan Jukes will be at the show; one will be a “personalization concept” featuring colorful wheels, mirror caps, and a large digital graphic. The car is intended to show Nissan’s dedication to allowing customers to individualize their cars. A Nissan Juke Nismo will also be exhibited, the car is intended to present Nismo as the performance sub-brand of Nissan, patterned after Mercedes’s AMG division, or BMW’s M division. The Juke Nismo will feature bigger breaks, a tighter suspension setup, and of course: more horsepower. The car is painted white, with red accents around the rocker panels and mirrors.

Nissan will also bring a host of its racecars; a few Nissan GT3 GT-R’s will be on display, as well as the fabled Nissan Delta Wing.

A Nissan Leaf inspired by the Leaf racecar will also be on display. The Leaf Nismo will use improved aerodynamics to reduce its drag coefficient, thereby improving performance and eMPG.

Nissan will also display the Nissan Note Rider, and Caravan Rider, two boxy people carriers not sold in the US. Nissan feels that both the Note Rider and Caravan Rider lend themselves well to aftermarket customization.

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