A new accessory grouping dubbed the JUKE Midnight Edition is now available for the Nissan JUKE, making it appear stealthier. The innovativeness of the JUKE has been evident during the first couple of years of its production.
Its styling and performance can be described as aggressive and dynamic, particularly due to its standard 188-horsepower 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder. It’s also available with an advanced torque vectoring AWD system.
The Midnight Edition is offered as a Nissan accessory package on all 2013 JUKE S, SV and SL models. Among this limited edition’s features are a set of unique 17-inch Black Wheels, a Sapphire Black rear roof spoiler, and Sapphire Black mirror caps.
It costs $1,200 MSRP, which is $500 lower than if the items are individually bought. Al Castignetti, the vice president and general manager of the Nissan Division of Nissan North America, Inc., said that the Midnight Edition JUKE “stands out by its subtlety."
He added that the JUKE gets a dramatic new appearance with its black-on-black-on-black wheels, spoiler and mirrors, that enhance its bold styling.
Nissan’s crossover family just got bigger. It used to be just the Murano large crossover and the Qashqai C-segment challenger. But now, the Japanese carmaker is adding a third addition to its crossover family – the B-segment game-changer Nissan Juke crossover.
Unlike its rivals in the B segment, the Nissan Juke features a one-of-a-kind design that seamlessly injects a unique and dynamic sportiness into a tough and practical SUV. Its design brings a sense of dynamism as well as masculinity into the B-segment by seamlessly and elegantly fusing several contradictions.
As explained by Pierre Loing, Vice President for Product Planning at Nissan Europe, the Nissan Juke adopts and combines the best elements of an SUV and a sports car. This makes the new Nissan spacious yet compact, practical yet playful and robust yet dynamic. Loing noted that while these attributes seemed contradictory, they combine harmoniously in the Nissan Juke.
Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President for Design and Chief Creative Officer, quipped that the design of the Juke shows real optimism as it combines styling elements from two genres – resulting to a small yet stunningly confident and stylish crossover.
Primarily in-charge of penning the style of the Nissan Juke was Nissan Design Europe (NDE) in London, as refined by Nissan's Design Centre (NDC) in Japan. While its principle engineering was done in Japan, it featured input from Europe. Nissan will build the new Juke at its Sunderland production site in England.