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Nissan unveils new top-notch Juke Shiro

It costs £1,000 less than previous range-topper

Nissan has unveiled a new range-topping version of its Juke compact crossover, the 2012 Juke Shiro, which replaces the former range-topping Juke Kuro limited edition, and comes at a saving of more than £1,000.

Up against the likes of the Skoda Yeti and Mini Countryman, the Nissan Juke is one of only a few cars in the supermini segment to offer something a little different. The sporty SUV looks definitely make this car stand out from the crowd.

01 Nissan Juke Shiro

The Juke Shiro will be on sale next month

Juke Shiro gains new interior 

Fittingly – Shiro means white in Japanese – the new model’s interior features a white centre console, door panels and other small white touches, with the theme reflected throughout thanks to white stitching and a visible white under layer through the standard-fit perforated leather seats.

Outside, the new Juke receives dark grey 17-inch alloy wheels, satin silver finished door handles and wing mirrors, and gloss black B-pillars to distinguish it from other models in the range.

02 Nissan Juke Shiro

The interior includes lots of white touches

The Shiro is available in the standard range of Juke body colours, however a unique Nightshade hue (pictured) is exclusive to the new model.

Standard engine line-up retained

The Juke Shiro is available with the same range of engines as the regular Juke Acenta trim. This means 108bhp 1.5-litre dCi turbodiesel and 115bhp 1.6-litre petrol, as well as the performance orientated 187bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol unit.

The 1.5-litre dCi turbodiesel promises to be the most efficient, returning a claimed 57.6mpg combined and 129g/km CO2 emissions.

According to Nissan, the normally aspirated and turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol units offer combined fuel economy of 47.1mpg with 139g/km CO2 and 40.9mpg with 159g/km CO2 emissions respectively.

03 Nissan Juke Shiro

High levels of spec come as standard

Strong equipment levels as standard

The Juke Shiro inherits the equipment specification of the Kuro limited edition vehicle, including climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, colour rear parking camera and six airbags as standard.

It goes on sale in the UK on the 1 March, priced from £17,695 – £1,100 cheaper than the similarly specified Juke Kuro it replaces

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