Nissan Europe and Ministry of Sound present the Nissan Juke Limited Edition [HD 3D]
Two of today’s best known urban brands have combined to create a unique limited edition model. Nissan is extending its relationship with London-based clubbing and electronic dance music authority Ministry of Sound in the form of an exciting new limited edition Juke. The bold Ministry of Sound badged newcomer will be available across Europe from September, with just 3,000 set for production.
2013 Nissan Juke with Ministry of Sound Limited Edition
The Production of the “Juke with Ministry of Sound” will be limited to just 3,000 cars in Europe with the UK getting 250 of those and Germany 400.
This special edition model can be specified with any engine and transmission in the current Juke range, and is offered with a number of special design and technology features.
Beginning with the exterior of the car, buyers can choose from two colors, Metallic Black or Solid White, with all models coming equipped with standard 17-inch white alloy wheels, white door handles, white mirror caps, B-pillars finished in high-gloss black and a unique Ministry of Sound badge.
The interior of the “Juke with Ministry of Sound” gets a white center console, white door trims and white stitching on the leather seats, steering wheel and gear gaiter, while there is also an iPod cradle.
All buyers will receive a Music Pack that consists of a white 8GB Apple iPod touch pre-loaded with Nissan and Ministry of Sound video and photo content, and engraved on the rear with Nissan Juke and Ministry of Sound logos, as well as a self-healing iPod case coated in Nissan’s Scratch Shield paint technology and a pair of Ministry of Sound headphones.
In the UK, pricing for the the Juke with Ministry of Sound starts at £17,895.
Set to go on sale in September, the Midnight Edition adds unique 17-inch Black Wheels, a Sapphire Black rear roof spoiler, and Sapphire Black mirror caps with Nissan charging $1,200 for the package, which it says, represents a savings of $500 over the cost of items if purchased individually.
Other enhancements to the 2013 model year lineup of the Juke include the addition of a RearView Monitor to the Navigation Package on SV models, a revised Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH audio system for the SV Navigation Package, which is standard on SL models, and three new color options named Atomic Gold, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.
For 2013, the Juke continues to be offered with an 188hp 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four gasoline engine in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants.
The new platform, which is shared with the Infiniti JX crossover, helps shed 500 pounds (227 kg) of mass compared to the outgoing model, with the FWD model tipping the scales at 4,149 pounds (1,882 kg) and 4WD version at 4,290 pounds (1,946 kg).
Nissan states that the new Pathfinder offers a standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg).
The 2013 model uses the same 3.5-liter V6 engine found in the new Infiniti JX, matched to a next-generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). In this application, the V6 produces 260-horsepower.
The Pathfinder is offered in FWD and 4WD configurations, with the latter featuring ALL-MODE 4x4-i system with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes.
Inside, it’s worth mentioning that the 2013 Pathfinder has room for seven passengers in three rows of seats equipped with the so-called “EZ Flex Seating System with LATCH AND GLIDE”, which the company says is an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat for use with a child safety seat.
The 2013 Pathfinder will go on sale in the States this fall with pricing to be released closer to launch.
Meanwhile in Japan: Clean Looking VIP-Style Japanese Sedans Riding on Air Suspensions
One of the more popular fads in the Japanese tuning scene is the VIP Style or “Bippu”, which usually refers to the modification of large Japanese sedans, though we have also seen the same theme being applied to import models as well as to vehicles from other categories.
The common denominator of VIP Style models is a clean and hunkered down look achieved through select aero parts, prominent exhaust pipes, high-end rims with low offsets that sit flush with the fender and a lowered suspension.
In this video, all four JDM saloons, which include a Lexus GS, a Toyota Majesta, a Nissan Cima and a Nissan Gloria all ride on air suspension systems that allow the drivers to drop their vehicles extremely close to the ground.
Meanwhile in Taiwan: Car Ram into 4 Scooters and runaway
The reckless driver of the car, the license plate of which is clearly visible in the clip, opens the door, possibly to check out how many motorcycles he knocked down with a single strike, and then, as if nothing happened, leaves the scene.
At least five people involved in the accident including a young child, who was fortunately wearing a helmet, and yet with the single exception of a scooter rider, no one else cared to lend a helping hand.
And to top it all, an ambulance drove right by without stopping to ask if anybody was hurt – even if the bus had someone inside or was heading to an accident scene or to pick up a patient, the driver could have at least pulled over to check things out.
The mildly refined for the 2013 model year Nissan 370Z series is on sale now in the U.S. with prices starting from US$33,120 (€27,150) for the manual gearbox-equipped Coupe rising to US$43,020 (€35,300) for the sportier NISMO model.
Buyers looking to add some pizazz to the 370Z can opt for the Sport Package that offers a new 19-inch wheel design, red-color brake calipers and Euro-tuned shock absorbers.
For 2013, the NISMO 370Z receives dark-finish 19-inch wheels, revised brake system components and an available Bose Premium Audio Package.
There are no changes to the powertrain options with the 370Z Coupe and Roadster models packing a 332-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine and a choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmissions, while the NISMO model makes do with a 350Hp3.7-liter V6 coupled to a six-speed stick shift.