The Cube Krom is essentially the Japanese Cube Rider with the steering wheel on the correct side. This means you'll get the same 1.8-liter fourbanger plus a limited-edition body kit heavy on the Gillette-theme but with a Japanese twist. Less "Hi, i'm Dave" more "Hi, I'm Ichiro." In addition to the kit you'll have the 16-inch wheels, titanium and leather trim, interior lighting galore and the top-level audio system.
If you're interested less in style and more in economy, the base model Cube 1.8 is a lowly $13,990 and comes with a manual transmission. For a little more change the manual-equipped 1.8 S adds more convenience equipment.
- cube 1.8 Base 1.8 Liter I4 M/T 13,990
- cube 1.8 S 1.8 Liter I4 M/T 14,690
- cube 1.8 S 1.8 Liter I4 CVT 15,690
- cube 1.8 SL 1.8 Liter I4 CVT 16,790
- cube 1.8 KrōmTM 1.8 Liter I4 CVT 19,370
Full details in the press release below.
Nissan Announces Pricing on All-New 2009 cube®
– "Reserve Your cube®" Pre-launch Program Goes Live Today on NissanUSA.com –
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2009) – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today
announced complete pricing on the 2009 Nissan cube®, which goes on sale in early
May at Nissan dealers nationwide. In conjunction with the pricing announcement, a
new "Reserve Your cube®" program, which allows customers to research and reserve
the cube® of their choice, launches today at www.NissanUSA.com/cube.
The dramatically styled Nissan cube® has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail
Price (MSRP)* of $13,990 for the cube® 1.8 equipped with a 6-speed manual
transmission. Three other models are also offered: cube® 1.8 S, priced at $14,690
with the 6-speed manual and $15,690 with the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable
Transmission); cube® 1.8 SL, priced at $16,790; and the cube® 1.8 Krōm specialty
vehicle, priced at $19,370. Both the cube® 1.8 SL and cube® 1.8 Krōm come with
standard Xtronic CVT®.
Available cube® technology includes the Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button
Ignition, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Rockford Fosgate subwoofer with six
upgraded speakers, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
and Interface System for iPod®.
In addition, cube will be available with more than 40 individual accessories, ranging
from a unique 20-color interior illumination kit and "shag dash topper" to
aerodynamic body kits and custom 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels – allowing cube®
owners to personalize their vehicles to reflect their own tastes and personalities.
"Cube has generated tremendous buzz for Nissan – it's fun, functional and it's an
ideal extension of cube owners' lifestyle," said Al Castignetti, vice president and
general manager, Nissan Division, NNA. "Cube offers features that you just can't put
a price on – clever design, inviting interior, ease of driving and outstanding quality.
No other car in its segment comes close to cube."
"Reserve Your cube®"
To help consumers navigate the expected strong demand for the new cube® at
launch, Nissan is making cube® inventory information available online as part of a
"Reserve Your cube®" program. Accessed through NissanUSA.com/cube, buyers can
view pricing, colors, trim and equipment available in their local areas, then contact a
dealer to reserve a specific vehicle.
"The ‘Reserve Your cube®" program will help facilitate conversations between
customers and dealers, helping match cube® and owner in a timely manner," said
Castignetti. "We're excited about the cube® launch and want to make the buying
process as hassle-free as owning one."
About the 2009 Nissan cube®
The 2009 Nissan cube® is designed to meet the practical needs of today's active,
environmentally aware drivers, providing a small footprint with a large interior space.
The front-wheel drive cube® is built on Nissan's proven B-platform and is available
with a standard 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of Nissan's advanced,
smooth shifting Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) or 6-speed
Cube®'s long list of standard safety features includes the Nissan Advanced Air Bag
System (AABS), seat-mounted driver and front-passenger side-impact supplemental
air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and
rear-seat outboard occupant head protection. Cube® also offers standard front-seat
Active Head Restraints, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), along with an Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
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Along with the long list of standard features on the cube® 1.8, the cube® 1.8 S adds
body-colored outside mirrors, premium grade fabric, cruise control, cargo area cover
and more. The cube® 1.8 SL adds standard CVT, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, auto
on/off headlights, Automatic Temperature Control, Interface System for iPod®, six
speakers and more. The uniquely equipped cube® 1.8 Krōm includes an exclusive
integrated body design, Krōm 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, sporty interior treatment,
Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, Xtronic CVT® and much more.