One engine, two trim levels at launch
4 December 2009

The Nissan Cube will cost from £14,000 when it goes on sale in January.

The car will initially be available with just one engine choice and in two trim levels.

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The engine is a 108bhp 1.6-litre petrol unit, which can be mated to a manual or CVT gearbox. Nissan's 1.5-litre diesel will be added to the range in May.

The basic trim level is called Cube, and will include a glass roof, rear privacy glass and Bluetooth and cruise control. The higher Kaizen trim costs from £15,100, and adds an upgraded audio and navigation system, a rear parking camera and climate control.

The first 100 Cubes will be 'LDN' special editions, finished in a special brown colour with a matching suede interior. Priced from £14,600, standard kit will include climate control, rain sensing wipers and auto headlamps.

As with the Mini, Nissan will offer customers numerous personalisation options for their Cube, including exterior graphics.

Nissan has predicted relatively low sales of just 2000 Cubes a year in the UK.

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4 December 2009

Hmm. Brown with suede. Sounds... erm.... interesting!

4 December 2009

- i love them, they are totally the coolest car, i know not everyones taste, but they are fantastic! - i love them, i really do, style, design, coolness in spades - they are just fantastic! (i have been waiting for them to officially get to the UK for years!) - if you are into design and these are it - totally.

4 December 2009

You mean to tell me that 2 bricks bolted together is "design"??!!

Why would anyone pay £14,000 for a box based on a micra?!

This car makes Nissan look like a bit of a joke in my opinion.

Also i agree brown paint with suede interior, is going to look horendous! nice idea for a "special" launch colour scheme! I wonder what the meeting was like when they discussed that.

"so boys we have to do a special car for the launch"

"our target market is young people"

"how about we paint it brown on the outside, that should get those youngens to the showroom"

"Oh i know!! I know, lets do the interior in suede! just like their geography teachers elbow pads!!!"

"Great idea, well done chaps lets go get some sushi" !!

4 December 2009

[quote Vidge 123]

You mean to tell me that 2 bricks bolted together is "design"??!! Why would anyone pay £14,000 for a box based on a micra?! This car makes Nissan look like a bit of a joke in my opinion.[/quote]

Proper Marmite car this one. Certainly not to everyone's tastes, but they'll shift, trust me!

4 December 2009

I personally think £14,000 is overpriced. Closer to £10,000 would've been plenty enough.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

4 December 2009

I'm not sure whether i love or hate this car!

4 December 2009

obviously the car is aimed at a niche market, i bet my next months salary that they sell the 2000 quota within 3 months. i can tell you were i work that we have taken a lot of calls and people wanting to pre-order. and just for the record its not based on a micra, its a lot bigger you could fit a micra inside it.

should car makers make another also ran mainstream car or should they try being a bit different surely nobody can knock them for that. also the main reason nissan have brought the cube to europe is because of the massive market for jap imports, (where they are hugeley popular) its great that they only plan to sell ltd numbers, i suspect they know it wont be to everybodys taste. why is that such a bad thing?

just for the record i think its a funky car for sombody else to buy, although i would be happy run one as a demo, but would rather a qashqai if given the choice.

4 December 2009

[quote nissantrader]and just for the record its not based on a micra, its a lot bigger you could fit a micra inside it. [/quote]

It is based on the Micra. It uses the Renault B plaftorm (FWD), just in a stretched format. That platform underpins the Clio, Micra, Versa, Cube etc, just in some of them they've stretched it a bit!

I too think £14k is a bit steep, but they're only aiming to sell 2000 of them. I'd go with £12k being a fair price given the space inside (it's really quite spacious as the platform is stretched and they've done the whole "upright seats trick").

However, the special edition sounds like "tan and taupe" dinner jacket sets from the 70s that bring a little bit of sick to the back of my throat.

I'm pleased Nissan have brought it over. It's nice to have something different. I've said before that I won't buy it and that mechanically there's something special about it, but there should be a place for it on the UKs roads.

4 December 2009

I really like this. I probably wouldn't buy one but I applaud Nissan for bringing out such an individual car.

Shame they haven't kept the front bench seat though for UK models.

4 December 2009

[quote theonlydt]It is based on the Micra. It uses the Renault B plaftorm (FWD), just in a stretched format.[/quote]

oh i see i thought you me meant kind of a micra with a different body (micra dash etc)

quite right then, carry on as you were.

i'll get me coat : )

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