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Getting to know the Nissan Cube

A mini MPV, the Nissan Cube was first released in 1998. It’s still in production now but before 2009 it was only available in Japan. The Cube only landed in Europe and North America in 2009, causing quite a stir with its quirky shape. When the Cube was launched, it was meant to cover the gap between the Micra and the Sunny in Nissan’s lineup. In 2008, Nissan unveiled a concept car that was essentially the electric version of the Cube. The Cube’s third-generation model was launched in 2008 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. As the third iteration of the Cube, this model is available to international markets. However, the Cube was withdrawn from the UK and other areas in Europe in 2012 due to poor sales.

Pros

If you want to stand out, the Nissan Cube is the perfect accomplice. It’s one of the quirkiest cars released, running outside of the mainstream race but still offering a number of reliable, traditional features. Compact and tall, as well as roomy and boxy, the Cube is, well, a cube. It’s also very comfortable, conceived to be a mobile living room when you’re away from your home. It was also slated to be an “active lifestyle” car so those on the go all the time will find it suitable. Petrol and diesel engine options are also available so you can choose whatever will work for you best. You have a choice as well between CVT or manual transmissions.

Much thought went towards introducing changes into the third-generation Cube. First, it’s got a softer design now, making the car more aerodynamic although asymmetry in the rear and side-hinged tailgates are retained. As for the interiors, the Cube is still impressively roomy, big and wide with great views from all windows and a high ceiling. And speaking of being a mobile living room, seats provided inside the Cube are soft and sofa-like for your comfort. The water ripple motif is repeated in various areas inside the Cube to create consistency. An extended line of accessories though has been developed by Nissan to encourage Cube owners to personalize their vehicle.

The third-generation Cube still uses the same engine as the previous models. However, overall design changes have made it possible to make the car quicker and livelier despite the same old power it is provided. It is also very responsive given that it has a more rigid suspension, stiffer body, and wider tracks. Steering is also better compared to earlier models, making the Cube much more dynamic and ideal for markets beyond Japan. If you’re looking for something different from the usual superminis or small MPVs, the Nissan Cube is a good option to consider.

Con

There’s no mistaking that the Cube is spacious. There’s a bit of a limitation though at the back because back seats don’t fold flat. They slide and split-fold but do not fold flat. And because the back seats don't fold flat, this compromises how much luggage you’ll be able to place at the back.

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A History of the Nissan Cube

The Nissan Cube is a mini multi-purpose 5-door hatchback vehicle marketed in Japan beginning 1998. The first generation Cube, the Z10, was built using the Nissan B platform of Nissan and Renault, which it shared with the Nissan Micra and Note. This car came with a front 1.3 L engine, and a front-wheel or four-wheel drive option. The Cube was marketed openly in Japan during its first generation, but private exports worldwide were also made. Public access in the markets for the United States, Canada and Europe only became available in 2009.

The second generation Z11 was produced between 2002 and 2008. This version had an improved interior and drastic exterior updates. Before being replaced with the third generation, Nissan unveiled an electric version called Denki in 2008 at the New York International Auto Show. Nissan Denki is powered by lithium-ion batteries.

The Z12 third generation saw production in 2009. This version debuted at the 2008 Los Angeles International Show and went to market worldwide. The Z12 was a curvier Cube, and showcased an extended bumper and a wrap-around rear window. The radical Z12 design was aimed to create a more social atmosphere. In 2010, the Cube received various awards, including Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the US.

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