• 46
  • Nissan Juke Kuro Special Edition front 3/4

  • Nissan Juke Kuro Special Edition side

  • Nissan Juke Kuro Special Edition force red

  • Nissan Juke Kuro Special Edition in force red


Even the humble Nissan Juke isn't immune to the recent epidemic of Black Edition models we've seen spread across the automotive landscape; Nissan has just announced the limited-edition Juke Kuro available only to UK buyers. Meaning "black" in Japanese, the Kuro comes equipped with 17-inch gloss black wheels, black door mirrors and handles for a sleeker appearance. Buyers will be able to drape their hatch in either Force Red or Pearl Black paint, though Nissan only plans to roll out 700 of the vehicles to maintain exclusivity.

Prices start at £17,395 ($28,700 at current conversion rates) for the 1.6-liter four-cylinder, though a direct-injection turbocharged variant is also available for £18,995. Both models are on sale right in the UK right now. Hit the jump to check out the full press release.

Show full PR text
BLACK IN FASHION - KURO IS THE SEASON'S 'MUST HAVE' LABEL

Limited edition Nissan Juke sees the dark side
New wheels, black details and numbered plaque
Priced from £17,395, on sale now

Whether talking about the contents of your wardrobe or your garage, style gurus will always tell you that black is never out of fashion.

So the new special edition of Nissan's stylish Juke crossover is sure to appeal to the most fashion conscious drivers.

Named 'Kuro', meaning black in Japanese, the strictly limited edition provides a new, dark look to the British-built Juke.

Based on the top-of-the-range Tekna grade, the Kuro features new ten spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black along with black door mirrors and handles.

Only 700 examples of Kuro will be produced for the UK. As with all fashion items, a label is crucial so the Kuro's exclusivity is acknowledged with a special numbered plaque fitted to the centre console.

The Kuro is available with a choice of two metallic paint finishes which could complement the contents of any wardrobe: Pearl Black or Force Red.

The full range of Juke engine options is available with the Kuro, starting with a 1.6-litre petrol priced at £17,395. For those who like power dressing, the obvious choice will be the flagship 190hp turbocharged DIG-T at £18,995.

The Kuro is available to order now, with customer deliveries expected to start on 1 October 2011.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 46 Comments
      GO MUSTANG
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess im in the small minority who likes this car and the kuro version makes it even better...maybe they can make a matte black version for the US...overall shape reminds me of a bull frog and driving it is like playing frogger...
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GO MUSTANG
        If they gave the option of a manual on the 188hp AWD instead of a CVT, then it would be even better. Sporty, light, spacy, funky looking and decent as a softroader as well.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sometimes there's news stories that I feel the content is just trolling for a roast.
      sonicpunk32
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guys, you have to remember one thing. When the designer was imagining the interior, he was thinking of an "athletic GUY with a wet suit on." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoLvjj7WJ0M&t=2m6s
      David Jefferis
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Juke looks hideous to me, but at least it's different. I felt much the same about the Ford Ka, which reminded me of a teapot on wheels. But lots of ladies clearly felt differently! Never saw a bloke driving a Ka though. New one is 'better' looking but ordinary with it.
      notbendingover
      • 3 Years Ago
      Doesn't matter what's done to it... ugly is to the bone. And the Juke is UGLY.
      dallifornia
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only way to make a Juke attractive: turn the lights off.
      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not feeling the wheels, but I love the Juke. Shame nobody else does.
        AntBee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Devin Christiansen
        I love it, and would actually buy one if I weren't jonesing for a Miata at the moment!
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Devin Christiansen
        I like it. I like it a lot actually. Its not the type of vehicle that I personally would buy (because I don't like SUVs/crossovers), but I like its small size, turbo motor, price and overall fun design. And its interior is great.
          David
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Hazdaz
          You certainly like Golfs though. This car is shorter - both in height and length. How does this car qualify as a Crossover when the Golf doesn't? Explain, because I certainly don't understand it myself.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Hazdaz
          This car is WAY too small to be a crossover. It does ride a little high (ground clearance and seat height), but calling it a crossover? As muddled and vague the term is, the Juke is pushing it a bit. Maybe micro softroader compact crossover. I wouldnt mind the looks considering everything else going for it.
      :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Nissan Junk is still fugly. Pontiac Aztek and the Rouge had a baby!
      AnalogJesse
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the most surprising cars once you see it in person. Pictures don't show how small this thing is. It looks monstrous and out of scale in pictures, but in person, it actually works really well. And the drivetrain options are unique. This car grows more on me every day.
      chicagovet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gonna take more than a coat of paint.
      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      I couldn't believe my eyes when pictures of this god awful design came out over a year ago. It blew my mind how hideous it was....then I started seeing them on the road and something totally surprising happened, I actually started to appreciate the look for some crazy reason, looks kind of like a dune buggy. Then I learned about the specs and had a little more appreciation for it. I can't believe it, but I think I actually like it.....there I said it....burn me at the stake. Still wouldnt pay for one.
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MechE
        Hahaha, funny because it's true.
        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MechE
        It is somewhat endearing, in the way that its hard to look away from a horrible accident, even if the horrific view does make you blow chunks later and haunt your dreams.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good blacked out
    • Load More Comments