Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Inside the Nismo’s cabin some will be disappointed at the fairly restrained appearance, however we think this subtlety works on this version of the Juke.

The deep-sided suede-trimmed sports seats feel supportive and look good while the leather-trimmed steering wheel with alcantara grips looks suitably sporty. It also includes a competition car-style top centre marker at the top of the wheel, finished in red to match the overall colour scheme.

There’s yet more suede on the door-liners and the Nismo logo is repeated around the cabin on the gear lever surround, floor mats and seats just in case you forget what car you’re in.

All of this is offset nicely by red stitching on the seats, steering wheel and gearlever, echoing the exterior pinstriping, along with a fittingly racy red lighting scheme for the rev counter.

Despite the car's sporting nature, Nissan Juke Nismo comfort levels are high.

In comparison with the standard Juke, the Nismo gains sports seats with enhanced side supports. These are great for keeping the driver and front passenger hemmed in when negotiating twisty sections of your route.

The exhaust note is moderately zesty when you put your foot down but quiet enough to be unobtrusive when you want to drive somewhere without fuss.

There is a noticeable amount of wind noise on the move, but aside from that the Nismo is as adept as a motorway cruiser as it is on twisty back roads.