Nissan Cube 2011Posted: April 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, Nissan | Leave a comment »
Nissan Motor Company Ltd is a multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. The company was founded in 1914 (named Kwaishinsha Motorcar Co.) and in 1929 was renamed DAT Motorcar Co. (their car was named Datsun). In 1934, the automobile parts division was renamed Nissan Motor (Nissan). In 1999 Nissan entered an alliance with Renault SA of France.
Nissan has produced an extensive range of mainstream cars and trucks, initially for domestic consumption but exported around the world since 1950s. It also produced several memorable sports cars, including Datsun Fairlady 1500, 2000 Roadsters and the Z-car. Since 1989 Nissan has sold its luxury models in North America under the Infiniti brand. Nissan also sells a small range of kei cars (a Japanese category of small vehicles that are designed to exploit local tax and insurance regulations) mainly as a joint venture with other Japanese manufacturers like Suzuki or Mitsubishi.
Starting at $14.470 for base, the 2011 Nissan Cube is available in four trim levels: 1.8, 1.8S, 1.8SL and 1.8S Krom Edition and it comes with a distinctive asymmetrical rear window, refrigerator-style rear door and wide range of personal accesories.
The Cube, wich has been a hit in Japan for some time now recently landed in the US. The competitors of Cube include The Scion xB and Kia Soul as well as the Honda Fit and Jeep Patriot.
Now in its third year of availability, the 2011 Nissan cube® continues to enhance its standing as a global icon – fun, functional, fresh and fashionable.
The 2011 Nissan Cube styling continue with the some blend of cute and queer it debuted for 2009 model.
The Cube’s interior is actually more spacious for passengers than the exterior design suggests. Front seats are soft and supportive and a step up from those offered in the Nissan Sentra and Versa models, while the bench in back has plenty of space for two tall adults with a pull-down center armrest.
The engine of 2011 Nissan Cube is only an 1.8-liter, 4 cylinder DOHC, 16 valve with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System, that produce 122 hp @ 5200 rpm and 127 lb-ft. of torque. Disponible transmissions are a 6-speed manual (for 1.8 and 1.8S trims level) and an automatic Xtronic CVT for 1.8SL.
The milleage of 2011 Nissan Cube is 25 MPG in city/ 30 mpg on highway for 6-speed manual transmission. EPA estimated for automatic transmission is 27mpg city/ 31 mpg highway.
The 2011 Nissan Cube features include air conditioning and power windows and locks. Remote keyless entry and an intermittent rear wiper also are included. Depending on the model, available features range from pushbutton ignition and rear parking aid to Bluetooth phone linking and USB iPod interface. A Rockford Fosgate subwoofer with six speakers and XM Satellite radio also are available.
Cube’s list of standard safety features includes the Nissan Advanced Airbag System, seat-mounted driver and front-passenger side-impact supplemental airbags. 2011 Cube also offers standard front-seat Active Head Restraints, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System along with an Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake force Dystribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).