As if the Nissan Juke wasn’t bizarre looking enough, Nissan is letting customers change certain body parts to contrasting colors through its Color Studio program. Nissan is apparently enthusiastic about the program (which recently expanded to the Versa Note hatchback), given its decision to launch two special editions highlighting it.
At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan unveiled the Juke Stinger Edition in black and yellow. Each gets a color scheme that combines those two colors, making the cars look like large mechanical bees. Because having a car that’s just one color is boring.
The Black Stinger Edition sports yellow-painted outside mirrors, bumper accents, door handles, and a rear spoiler. On the Yellow Stinger Edition, those same parts are painted black. Both models features black 17-inch alloy wheels, and yellow interior trim, including the air vent rings, accent stitching, door trim, power window switch plates, and center console, which is always painted on a Juke.
The Stinger Edition treatment is only available on the Juke SV, meaning buyers get a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. As it buzzes away, it produces 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The only available transmission is a CVT with Nissan’s new D-Step Logic, which simulates the shift points of a geared automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. The Stinger Edition can’t be combined with the sporty NISMO or NISMO RS.
Aside from the colorful special editions, the only major change to the Juke for 2016 is the addition of standard Siri Eyes Free voice control for iPhone users. This projects Siri onto the Juke’s infotainment system, allowing drivers to use the car’s built-in controls, and removing the need to tap on a phone’s screen.
The Stinger Edition is priced at $990 above the base price of a standard Juke SV. It will arrive in showrooms this January.
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