A hot Nissan Juke Nismo could be on sale by 2013.
The Nismo Juke concept car was launched at the Tokyo motor show last week, and Nissan said that a production version will be built if public reaction to the concept car is positive.
Nismo President Shoichi Miyatani said he hoped that a decision whether or not to make the car would be taken early next year and a production car could be made within a year.
'If we concentrate on going for high-performance then it could take two years, but if we compromise slightly on performance then it could take one year.'
The Juke Nismo would be made on the same production line as the standard Juke at Nissan UK's factory in Sunderland with selected parts, such as the powertrain and suspension shipped from Nismo's HQ in Japan.