SO I don't know if this is old news or not, but I'm liking where this is going:
Notice the hood vent.
That is a Pulsar GTI-R concept car, which is a suped up version of the Australian Pulsar that launched several years as the new Tiida in China. It has the same MR16DDT engine as the NISMO Juke. While that car looks very similar to the European Pulsar and is basically the same size, it is on a different platform. The European Pulsar is on the new Common Module architecture, which is under the Qashqai and Rogue. The new platform can handle larger engines, which means that 266 hp is more easily attained.
From an efficiency standpoint, I think it would make sense for them to consolidate the very similar but different cars. They also need to bring a sporty hatch to the US.