The quirky guru and initiator of the subcompact crossover segment is getting a bit dated already so the company thinks a special edition can sweeten the wait until next year when a new generation is scheduled to arrive.
The Japanese automaker was fortunate that its quirky design has remained fresh over the years, also helped by the introductions – Nismo and RS, or the Color Studio which can make the Juke even weirder. Now exactly this latter unit has decided to show off its prowess and entice customers with the Black Pearl Edition, of which only 1000 examples will be made available in the United States. It’s going to be on show at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show next week as a limited run model.
The special edition is based on the SV trim, and packs a custom Super Black paint job with Pearl White accents on the mirrors, chin, and roof spoiler. There are also gloss black 17-inch wheels and in the cabin the black cloth seats get white inserts and contrast stitching. Aside from these changes the regular Juke remains, complete with 1.6-liter turbo-four engine delivering 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and mated to a CVT with the option of 2WD or AWD.