Not everything can be as sexy or curvaceous as the Nissan 370Z. On the opposite end of the car spectrum is the new Nissan Cube being promoted heavily at the Los Angeles Auto show this week. Taking a closer look, the Cube really has some nice design cues inside and outside. For something shaped like a shoebox, the Cube has a lot of curves. Below are photos of the new Cube from the floor of the L.A. Auto Show.
The first generation Cube was introduced and sold to Japan’s customers in 1998. The 2009 model is the third generation of the Cube’s evolution and will be available to the U.S. and Canada in the spring of 2009. The unique design features an asymmetrical body, a stout “bulldog-like” stance, wide doors, a large greenhouse with wraparound rear window, and a refrigerator-style rear door.
Capable of seating up to five passengers, the new Cube offers a multitude of storage solutions ideal for storing cell phones, MP3 players and other personal items. To accommodate its occupants, the ’09 Cube provides comfortable front seating with a three-position sliding, reclining theater-style rear seat.
The front-wheel-drive Cube is driven with a standard 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of Nissan’s advanced, smooth-shifting Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) or 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel efficiency is expected to be over 30 mpg highway with the CVT transmission (actual EPA estimates not available at this time). The Nissan Cube is offered in three well-equipped models: Cube 1.8, Cube 1.8 S and Cube 1.8 SL. A long list of safety features are standard on the Cube, including six air bags. Accessories will also be offered, allowing Cube owners to personalize their vehicles to reflect their own tastes and needs.
|Learn more about the Nissan Cube by visiting the official website: www.nissanusa.com/cube|
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