A new special edition Nissan Juke will be limited to just five hundred examples in the UK, with the first deliveries expected to begin at the end of next month.
Called ‘Kiiro’ – which is Japanese for yellow – the Sunderland-built car follows ‘Kuro’ (black) and ‘Shiro’ (white) limited-run versions of the first-generation Juke.
As part of the changes, which were led by Nissan’s team at its Design Europe offices in central London – the Juke Kiiro is finished in a ‘Ceramic Grey’ body colour, with this off-set by the addition of bright yellow finishers on the lower part of the front bumper, the door bottoms and rear bumper.
Nissan claims these features combine to “add dynamism and a provocative streak” to the Juke Kiiro’s exterior styling. An aluminium finisher fitted to the lip of the front bumper and gloss black 19-inch wheels are other eye-catching cues that are unique to the new car.
The mirror caps and roof edges are finished in a lined pattern, with the latter’s fading “as if wind or speed blew it away towards the rear of the vehicle”.
Inside, the seats are upholstered in black fabric with new black and metallic grey ‘syntech’ leather inserts. The yellow highlights on the outside is repeated on the front and rear seats in the form of stitching, with this carried onto the central armrest, centre console, front door panels and dashboard.
An aluminium plate has also been applied to the centre console, with this positioned in front of the 6-speed manual gear shifter to mark the Juke Kiiro out as a special version.
Unchanged is the 8-inch ‘NissanConnect’ infotainment system which incorporates smartphone integration as well as TomTom Maps and live traffic and travel information. It also has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatibility that allows a driver to request services through a range of voice commands.
Power comes from Nissan’s familiar 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine. Developing 115bhp and 133lb ft of torque, this is sent to the front axle via the standard manual transmission or an optional dual-clutch automatic set-up.
“Since the introduction of the first eye-catching personalisation options on the original Juke, we know how much customers appreciate the Juke’s styling, and the way its personality lends itself to playful additions,” said Arnaud Charpentier, Nissan’s Region Vice President of Product Strategy and Pricing.
“We wanted to create a special version which looks serious, with added presence and boldness – but that wasn’t sombre or boring. I’m confident the Juke Kiiro will be a great success.”
Prices for the new Juke Kiiro are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.