In what appears to be some form of influence by the Pirates of the Carribean movie franchise, Nissan USA has introduced a special edition version of the Juke – the Black Pearl Edition.

Well, not really. The unique Juke actually gets its name from Nissan’s heritage, reviving a name originally used on a limited edition 1978 280Z model which was painted Black Pearl Metallic to test the market’s reception to the colour.

Based on US-spec Juke SV, only 1,250 units of the Black Pearl Edition will be built – 1,000 for the US, and 250 for Canada. Buyers will get to choose between two- or four-wheel drive powertrains, with a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder (188 hp/240 Nm) paired with Nissan’s Xtronic CVT.

As you’d expect, the special Juke introduces a series of modifications to make it stand out from the regular car. On the black exterior, there are contrasting white bumper accents, including around the headlamps.

The irony continues as the door handles, caps for the side mirrors and rear spoiler are all finished in white as well. Finishing touches include ‘Black Pearl Edition’ badging and 17-inch black-painted alloy wheels shod with 215/55 tyres.

Inside, the Black Pearl Edition comes with heated front seats upholstered in black fabric with white inserts and stitching. The white theme continues with the car’s door trim inserts, power window switches, centre console, air-con vents, shift knob and steering wheel, the latter featuring white stitching.

In terms of pricing, the front-wheel drive Juke Black Pearl Edition retails for USD22,550 (RM100,800), while the all-wheel drive model is priced at USD24,400 (RM109,069).