Nissan introduces its latest top-of-the-line variant of the Juke. Dubbed as Shiro, which means white in Japanese, the vehicle replaces the successful Kuro limited edition (Kuro means black in Japanese). The Juke bearing the badge features a variety of white details to make it stand out from the lesser models in the lineup.
Its interiors even have a selection of sophisticated white detailing. The white centre console is inspired from a motorcycle fuel tank's shape.
The door panels and window switch surrounds are in white as well. White stitching is evident in the leather wrapped steering wheel, the edges of the leather seats and the gear gaiter. The seats themselves have a double layer fabric with a white background color seen through the perforated leather facing.
The interior also gains advantage from a leather-clad centre armrest with white stitching. This armrest offers additional storage. There are also illuminated chrome-plated sill protectors for the front doors as well as Juke-branded velour floor mats.
On the outside, the Shiro is identifiable by its door handles in satin silver finish, stylish dark-grey 17-inch alloy wheels and mirror caps with a B-pillar in gloss black finish. The Shiro is available in any of the colors being offered on the Juke models. Aside from those, it is also available in a unique hue -- the Nightshade, which is a classy deep purple color.
Shiro is built on the top-of-the-line Tekna grade with prices beginning at £17,695. It comes in three engine options -- a 117PS normally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol, the range-topping turbocharged direct injection petrol 1.6-litre DIG-T with 190PS, and a 110PS 1.5-litre dCi. A 4x4 variant and CVT automatics are also available. Deliveries are due to begin on March 1, 2012. The Shiro will be manufactured in Nissan's facility in Sunderland, just like all other Jukes.
Since its introduction in 2010, the Nissan Juke has constantly been a game changer in the compact crossover SUV category. Its strikingly unique, sleek and sporty design has been turning the heads of global car enthusiasts who are seeking relief from the ever-growing predictability and monotony of its B-segment competitors.
And with the introduction of the 2012 Nissan Juke Shiro, the Juke has gained more ground in the race for compact crossover SUV supremacy! Shiro, which means “white” in Japanese, is the color accent theme for its interior cabin. Like its predecessor, the new Juke Shiro comes with Nissan’s standard yet comprehensive and technologically advanced features such as the Nissan Connect, a high-tech media, communication, security and navigation system.
Other similarly impressive features found in the 2012 Nissan Shiro include a Climate Control system, an Intelligent Key with start button, heated front seats, a colour-reversing camera, power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers and headlights with pre-selected settings and a rear privacy glass for added interior privacy. Furthermore, another standard feature found in the Shiro is the Nissan Dynamic Control System which allows the driver to customize the car’s dynamic functions to his preferred settings.
As for its safety equipment, the 2012 Shiro is equipped with Nissan’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP) for driving stability, six airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist for a safer, more secure breaking power when needed, and lastly, three rear-seat head restraints to prevent neck injuries due to whiplash in the event of collisions.
The Nissan Juke Shiro’s accessory package includes several selected features to complement the white accents of the Shiro’s interior. These include a central armrest with white accent stitchings, chrome-plated front door sill-protectors with accent white LED lights and white-accented velour floor mats. All these features are available globally as standard or as optional accessories for the special edition Shiro, depending on market location.