Text: Nica Onate / Photos: Nissan | posted November 14, 2016 07:31
Nissan goes for the aftermarket look with limited-edition Juke
Nissan North America, Inc. brings back the “Black Pearl” name with the 2017 Juke Black Pearl Edition, which will be at the 2016 Los Angeles (LA) Auto Show from November 18 to 27, 2016.
“Juke has always followed its own path as a distinctive urban sport cross, standing apart from ordinary crossover SUVs from both design and performance aspects. The new Black Pearl Edition continues Juke’s performance formula while adding a bold-on-bold appearance inside and out,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc.
Starting with a well-equipped JUKE SV, the Black Pearl Edition provides an aftermarket style personalization straight from the factory. The modifications to its exterior begin up front with white bumper accents and white outside trim rings on its headlights.
On the other hand, the sides feature white door handles and white caps for the heated outside rearview mirrors which continue the theme, leading into the white rear spoiler and white accents on the rear bumper. To complete the exterior enhancements, a special Black Pearl Edition badge is also fitted.
The Black Pearl Edition rides on a 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels mounted with 215/55R17 tires that complement the car's high stance and sporty driving position.
Inside, it offers an expansive space for up to five adults. It also features black cloth heated front seats with white inserts and stitching, white and black cloth door trim inserts and white power window switch finishers. Completing the high-contrast interior appearance are white air vent trim rings and white accents on the shift knob.
Meanwhile, the combination of the fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provides passenger and cargo hauling flexibility.
The Black Pearl Edition is powered by a 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine, producing an output of 191 PS and 240 Nm of torque.
Standard features include RearView Monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 5.0-inch color display, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant2.
Nissan said that the 2017 Juke Black Pearl Edition is limited to 1,250 units only, with 1,000 to be sold in the United States and 250 in Canada.