The Nissan Cube is a small multipurpose vehicle, manufactured by Nissan, the leading carmaker in Japan. At first, the Nissan Cube was sold in Japan only, but since 2009, the vehicle has been marketed in European and North American markets, even though the selling of the vehicle was stooped in 2011 in Europe. In Japan, the Nissan Cube was particularly constructed for the Nissan dealerships, known as Nissan Red Stage locations. The Nissan Cube is fundamentally a bigger load carrying substitute to the Nissan March hatchback and it has been sold again in Japan since 2014.
The first generation of the Nissan Cube, which was designated as Z10, was unveiled during 1998. The Z10 shared the similar platform and the same 1.3-liter engine as that of the Nissan Micra. It was equipped with the continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive system as optional. The Nissan Cube bridged the gap in the Nissan array between the Sunny and the March.
The next generation of the Nissan Cube was released during 2002 with a superior interior than the earlier model. The grouping of angled and arched surfaces was derived from the third generation of the Nissan March, motorized by a 1.4-liter Inline-four engine. This Nissan Cube model incorporated the e4WD as an optional driving system, which sends power to the back wheels when the wheels at the front spin through a petite electric motor on the back underside of the floor. This electrically mechanical system allows for abridged drive-train pull while only driving in the front-wheel drive mode.
All models of the Nissan Cube are provided with optional spares together with an Ion filter for clean-up the air and the smart key of Nissan that allows the driver of the vehicle to enter the sedan without the necessity of using a key. Other options that were offered with the Nissan Cube comprise 12 dissimilar styles of front grill, a sunroof, and satellite navigation. Other precise models of the Nissan Cube also have diverse styles of fender flares and body kits. They are equipped with optional 14-inch or 15-inch alloy wheels and the Autech edition comes with a vinyl style of seat covering and chrome styling.
Although the Nissan Cube was only officially manufactured for the domestic market in Japan, a United Kingdom based self-governing car importer called the Car Imports Direct Ltd, imported in excess of 500 BZ11 or BGZ11 Nissan Cube sedans between the period 2002 and 2008. These were a combination of new and second-hand models and were registered for the use in the United Kingdom or exported to other European Union markets.
Nissan offered visitors at the Auto show in Los Angles in 2008, a booklet featuring the sedan using improved reality technology. The booklet is caught up to a webcam of which different 3D models of the car will pop out providing the views of the interior and the exterior of the vehicle in real-time contact with the booklet.
The Nissan Cube was stopped during 2014, similar to the Nissan Murano cabriolet that was ahead in the sale volume when compared to that of the Nissan Cube, but was next to the Nissan Rogue. Consequently, Nissan stopped the production of the Nissan Cube, following a six-year operation of the vehicle.