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SA's Juke Midnight shows dark side

Nissan SA has revved up its Juke crossover range with a (very) limited-edition model designed especially for the South African market.

It's based on the sporty 1.6-litre, turbocharged DIG-T Tekna model, rated at 140kW and 240Nm, but with a number of styling upgrades, including black 17” alloy rims, red or black spoilers and door mirrors to compliment the body colour, and a front styling plate.

Midnight is the new black.

It also has tinted anti-smash-and-grab film across all the windows which, on top of the privacy glass already fitted as standard on rear windows of the Tekna model, makes the back seat of the Midnight Edition a very private place indeed.

The interior is as per the standard Tekna, in black fabric with optional leather upholstery.

Only 100 examples of the Nissan Juke Midnight Edition will be made, and they will retail for R272 500 (or R278 500 with leather), in line with the rest of the Juke range. It’s not much of a stretch as the standard 1.6 DIG-T costs from R268 000.

But wait: there's more.

In what sounds like a contradiction in terms but actually isn't, Nissan has announced that, despite unexpected demand for the Juke worldwide (global sales of what Nissan thought would be a niche model are nearing 300 000) they've managed to secure an extra allocation of standard Juke models, which should be here in time for Christmas.

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