Nissan’s jumping on-board and unlike Ford, they’re receiving custom wraps for a number of their models. The first Nissan vehicle to receive a customized vinyl wrap is the Nissan Cube , which will be followed by the Nissan Juke , and then the Nissan Frontier .
More products are expected to be added in the future, possibly for a number of newer Nissan models.
According to Original Wraps, each of the wraps have a life span of up to three years and will be installed by a professional and can also be taken down easily without the fear of leaving any marks on the car.
Contrary to what others may think - that vinyl wraps are a little tacky - these wraps for Nissan actually look pretty cool. You can even customize your own design according to your personal whim. But if you’re a dude, we highly suggest you stay away from that “Flower Power” design.
The Nissan Cube may be new to the U.S. market, but the miniature box shaped people mover has been on sale in Japan for over a decade. For 2009 Nissan has redesigned the Cube and decided that they can compete with other space conscious small cars like the Scion xB and the new Kia Soul . Our car came with a 122 HP 1.8 Liter four cylinder engine connected to a fuel efficient Xtronic CVT, continuously variable transmission.
Our $22,780 Cube Mobile Device came complete with the optional Ginormous Kit that adds some bulging bodywork and a healthy dose of personality to Nissan’s boxcar. The interior was equally as interesting with a few carbon fiber trim pieces and a piece of funky looking shag carpet smack dab in the middle of the dash. The only thing better than the spacious interior of our Cube was the way it drove. The Cube was softly sprung and extremely comfortable. The 2009 Cube is all new for the U.S. and it might take some getting used to for domestic consumers, however one quick fix for any hesitant new car buyer would be a test drive.
If Top Speed’s test drive of the new Nissan Cube didn’t convince you about how good Nissan’s latest box car offering is, well starting today you can go down to your local dealer and try one out for yourself, who knows you may find the spacious interior, wavy headliner and wraparound rear glass to your liking. Prices start at $13,990 for the Cube 1.8 with a 6 speed manual transmission and go all the way up to $19,370 for the top of the line Cube Krōm.
The Nissan Cube is available with more than 40 individual accessories, ranging from a unique interior illumination kit featuring up to 20 colors and a “shag dash topper” to eye pleasing body kits and custom 16 inch aluminum alloy wheels, thus allowing owners to personalize their vehicles to reflect their own tastes straight from the factory.
The Nissan Cube may be new to the U.S. market, but the miniature box shaped people mover has been on sale in Japan for over a decade. For 2009 Nissan has redesigned the Cube and decided that they can compete with other space conscious small cars like the Scion xB and the new Kia Soul . Powered by a 122 HP 1.8 Liter four cylinder engine connected to either a six speed manual or an automatic continuously variable transmission, the smaller Nissan box should be a strong competitor for the segment.
Nissan announced today a new special version for the compact model Cube: Krom. The new version comes with exclusive exterior and interior treatments, elevating Cube’s unique styling to a sportier, more aggressive dimension. The 2010 Cube will go on sale in May at a price of $13,990.
The cube Krom starts with the extensive list of cube 1.8 S model standard features, then adds a 3-bar chrome grille, 2-bar chrome front bumper grille, fully integrated front and rear fascias, body side sills, unique rear roof spoiler, exclusive 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and Krom rear emblem.
The 2009 Nissan Cube will now be offered in four versions, Cube 1.8, Cube 1.8 S, Cube 1.8 SL and Cube 1.8 Krom.
Nissan revealed today the third generation Cube on the Japanese market. The new Cube will also be offered in USA starting spring of 2009. In Europe it will arrive in fall of 2009. Pricing begins at 1,449,000 yen ($14,968 USD) for the 2WD model and 1,687,350 yen ($17,433 USD) for the 4WD model.
Cube combines an advanced 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder with a new-generation Nissan Xtronic CVTÔ (Continuously Variable Transmission) for good acceleration response, smooth operation and fuel efficiency. Torque is rated at 127 lb-ft. Fuel economy is projected to be over 30 miles per gallon Highway with the CVT transmission.
The 2009 Nissan Cube is offered in three well-equipped models: Cube 1.8, Cube 1.8 S and Cube 1.8 SL.
Standard safety equipment includes: an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), six air bags (including front, side and curtain supplemental air bags) and front seat Active Head Restraints.
Nissan USA launched a pretty cool web page to promote the new Cube. You can go and find out more about it, or simply personalize a Cube the way you wanted. Give it a try: www.NissanUSA.com/Cube. Or you can go to facebook and interact with other people interested in the new Cube! Enjoy.
The second model presented by Nissan at the New York Auto Show is the Denki (Japanese for “electric”) Cube Concept. The lithium-ion battery-powered Denki Cube electric vehicle concept was created to draw attention to Nissan global environmental efforts. It also serves as a preview of Nissan’s future small car strategy for the North American market, which includes plans to sell a redesigned gasoline-powered, next-generation Cube at Nissan dealers in the United States and Canada beginning in 2009.
The Denki Cube Concept’s exterior features fresh front and rear styling treatments, including a new “electric themed” front grille design with an AC power charging port, a radical “lightning” headlight design and new bumpers and turn signal lamps. In the rear, the signature Cube asymmetrical rear quarter area (with wraparound glass on one side) has been enhanced by a new bumper with hidden taillights. The roof sheet metal has been replaced with a full fixed glass panel that enhances the interior’s sense of wide-open space. The Denki Cube Concept exterior also features new door mirrors and unique 16-inch wheel covers. The finishing touch is provided by a special white pearl paint and graphics.
The biggest transformation from production Cube to Denki Cube Concept is one that isn’t visible – the replacement of the standard 1.3-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor and laminated lithium-ion batteries located under the floor and seats. The laminated structure and unique material technology offer more power, energy and battery stability, as well as compact size and packaging flexibility, versus conventional cylindrical batteries.
Nissan will unveil at the New York Auto Show the electric Denki Cube concept in New York. It is based on the standard Cube minicar, the Denki (Japanese for "electric") shows that Nissan is also looking at the market viability of EVs.
Even if there are no details about the Denki Cube Concept, the first images that surfaced on the internet tell a lot about the concept. The Denki Cube is finished in white with lightning-pattern grillework, dressed-up headlamps, and hole-punch patterns on the front and rear bumper covers (the taillamps show through those rear openings).
Its got little to do with Aerodynamics or Global warming. The Nissan Cube is coming to the U.S early next year. And thats official. Manufacturers have adopted the cube shape as it offers maximum volume to surface area ratio. The big question now, is how this Cube will perform in the crowded, yet competitive subcompact car-hungry market.