Just 1,250 copies headed to North America, of which 1,000 are destined for the U.S.
No, it has nothing to do with pirate ships or Captain Jack Sparrow. The Nissan Juke Black Pearl Edition is a limited-edition model to help bolster interest in the Juke; the crossover is a few years old and faces more competition than ever, so any extra traffic at Nissan dealers will be sorely welcome.
Developed by the Juke Color Studio program that allows any buyer to customize the color scheme of his or her Juke, the Black Pearl wears, as you might expect, black paint. It has various Pearl White accents both inside and out, as well as a special Black Pearl Edition badge.
Based on the SV trim level, the Juke comes only with a continuously variable transmission for its 1.6-liter turbo-four engine, though buyers get to choose between front- and all-wheel drive. Just 1,250 copies will be built, of which 250 are headed to Canada and an even thousand will be sent to U.S. dealerships. The package costs only $1,190 on top of the sticker price of a Juke SV.
Finally, here’s some trivia you can whip out at your next cars and coffee meetup. This Juke’s trim name was actually inspired by the Black Pearl Edition name first applied to a Datsun 280Z way back in 1978. The Juke is obviously more spacious, but there’s still a part of me that would rather drive the Datsun.
Last year, Nissan used the L.A. show to reveal two special-edition Jukes that were also modified by the Color Studio.