While fuel prices continue to rise, the need for versatile vehicles with adequate cargo space remains. To that end, Nissan has brought its edgy Cube subcompact multi-purpose vehicle over from the Japanese market.
Trims for the 5-passenger Cube are Base, S, SL, and the top-of-the-line Krom. All models are powered by a 122 horsepower 1.8-liter inline-4. Power is sent to the front wheels through either a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission.
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As with the Cube's quirky wrap-around rear window , Nissan push's the envelope in the cabin where waves ripple from the center of the ceiling, LED lighting offers 20 interior accent colors, and rear seat passengers enjoy the view from "stadium" seats that recline and slide.
Base MSRP for the 2010 Nissan Cube is $13,990. A Krom model will start at $20,120. The Cube is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
With edgy styling, a fuel efficient powerplant, and numerous practical features, Nissan hopes that the Cube will catch the eye of driver's craving an innovative ride for their active lifestyles.