Nissan has kind of made polarizing design language its thing. From the Cube to the Leaf to the Quest, the company's stylists seem entirely disinterested in bowing to convention unless they're crafting a model for the milquetoast middle of the market. The Juke is no exception to this rule, a dynamite little firecracker of a crossover but one that from certain angles looks like it comes from the factory pre-crashed. And we're not so sure that a new appearance package offered for the 2013 model year helps much.

Called the Midnight Edition, the $1,200 option bundles a new 17-inch wheel design with a roof spoiler and mirror caps, all in black. It goes on sale in September, and is available across the model lineup.

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2013 Nissan JUKE Features New Midnight Edition Package

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – In its first two years of production, the highly innovative Nissan JUKE has been hard to ignore. Its aggressive styling has been matched only by its dynamic performance – driven by its standard 188-horsepower 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder and available advanced torque vectoring AWD system. So it might come as a surprise that Nissan is giving JUKE a slightly more stealthy appearance with a new accessory grouping called the JUKE Midnight Edition.

Available as a Nissan accessory package on all 2013 JUKE S, SV and SL models, the Midnight Edition features unique 17-inch Black Wheels, a Sapphire Black rear roof spoiler, and Sapphire Black mirror caps. It is available at Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of $1,200 USD, a savings of $500 USD** over the cost of items if purchased separately.

"The Midnight Edition JUKE stands out by its subtlety," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "The combination of black-on-black-on-black wheels, spoiler and mirrors gives JUKE a dramatic new look, which we think enhances its already bold styling. We expect it to be a very popular addition to the JUKE lineup for 2013."

Other enhancements to the 2013 JUKE include:

The addition of a RearView Monitor to the Navigation Package on SV models

A revised Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH™ audio system is added to the SV Navigation Package and is standard on SL models

And three new colors, Atomic Gold, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White, join the JUKE color palette

The 2013 Nissan JUKE with the new Midnight Edition will be available at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning in September.

About the 2013 Nissan JUKE

The Nissan JUKE, now in its third year, continues to offer bold styling, acclaimed levels of performance and an available advanced torque vectoring AWD system with performance technology often reserved for premium vehicles.

Built on Nissan's proven global B-platform, JUKE looks exactly like it drives – fun, bold and exciting. It features a standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The available torque vectoring AWD system splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also can split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle's cornering feel.

The JUKE interior is equally aggressive with bolstered front seats, a wide instrument panel and a unique center console inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank and finished in high-gloss paint. An innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system combines control of the automatic A/C and the three-mode drive selector – Normal for everyday driving; Sport for a more intense performance feel; and Eco for maximum efficiency – adjusting throttle, transmission (CVT) and steering feel. The fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provides passenger and cargo hauling flexibility.

Available interior features range from leather-appointed seats and RearView Monitor to Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition and Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately). Safety features include six air bags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

The 2013 Nissan JUKE is offered in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models and three trim levels, S, SV and SL.


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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Juke is a case of looks can be deceiving because much of the automotive journalist community agree it's a fun car to drive. Say what you will but a car that can be gutted and given the heart of a GT-R and can keep up and run circles around other more expensive exotic cars has earned my respect, no Aztek every accomplished such feats.
      Badjura Was Here
      • 2 Years Ago
      The more I see it, the more it grows on me - this package helps
      Txdesign
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even if you think it's less than beautiful you should applaud the fact that there are still car companies that are willing to take a few design risks. Ever look around while you sit in traffic and notice the mind numbing me-too sameness of automotive design. I am not in the market for a Juke or Cube but I am sure damn glad they are being offered for sale.
        Alex740
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Txdesign
        Amen, Love it or hate, at least it gets a response, there is so much bland on the road today
          Nemebean
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Alex740
          lastertekk: Yes, those things exist. Your point?
      R
      • 2 Years Ago
      seriously, what's the infatuation with the Juke? i'm sorry, but it's ugly as sin!
      Spyder 8
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care how many editions you strap on this ride, it remains about as ugly as UGLY gets!!!
      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only edition they really need is the 'invisible" edition.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Walt
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      gwulin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Horray for Pontiac!. The Aztec is no longer the ugliest car of the 21st Century!
        Alex740
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gwulin
        every Juke post has some unoriginal comment comparing it to the Aztek, the Aztek was a design and proportional mess, this maybe ugly to some but its ugly done well.
      AnalogJesse
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it looks great. Like all Jukes, I'm sure this one will look even better in person.
      Scr
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can still see it = FAIL.
        tinted up
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Scr
        Yeah a big flop, a fast selling flop. I wish it were as successful as the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, a real benchmark to aim for...
          Scr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @tinted up
          At an average of less than 3k a month and falling, it really isn't selling all that well. The freakin' Jeep Compass is outselling it year-to-date.
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      Lunch
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is one ugly ass car. It makes the Aztek look like a beauty queen.
      Planktron
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Nissan Aztek, everybody.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Planktron
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          Planktron
          • 2 Years Ago
          Just goes to show how bad GM screwed Pontiac. The Aztek was equally funky and even had a (probably rarely used) purpose in life and it is still the butt of jokes. It is the car by which other ugly cars are judged. The Juke is straight ugly and has no real purpose or function other than to tell other motorists "Hey! The driver of this car is funky!". But since the Nissan brand isn't soiled like Pontiac, it's not doing too bad.
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