Only 1,000 of the black-and-white Jukes will be sold in the U.S.
Quirky and cool as it is, the Nissan Juke is getting a little long in the tooth these days, though a new one is expected to arrive next year. The Japanese automaker has kept it relatively fresh over the years, launching the Nismo and RS (and holy-crap Juke R) models, not to mention the Color Studio that helps customers personalize their weirdo hatchbacks. In fact, it’s that latter department that’s responsible for the Juke you see here: It’s called the Black Pearl Edition, and it’ll greet the world at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show next week.
This limited-run Juke starts as a mid-grade SV model, and adds a unique Super Black paint job; Pearl White accents on the mirrors, chin, and roof spoiler; and gloss black 17-inch wheels. Inside, the black cloth seats get white inserts and contrast stitching.
Otherwise, it’s your standard Juke, complete with the 1.6-liter turbo-four engine, good for 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Black Pearl Editions only come with the SV model’s continuously variable transmission, though buyers can choose between front- and all-wheel drive.
Only 1,250 of the Black Pearl Edition Jukes will be made, with 1,000 coming to the United States and the other 250 bound for Canada. The Black Pearl pack costs $1,190, on top of the $22,550 MSRP of the Juke SV (or $24,400, if you’re going AWD).
More details are available in the press blast below, and you can get a better look at the BPE Juke in the attached gallery.