Nissan Krom Cube: black version with 122 HP
The Nissan Cube is a mini MPV produced by carmaker Nissan between 1998 and 2019. Initially sold only in Japan, the Cube was sold in North American markets from 2009 to 2014, and in European markets from 2009 to 2011. In Japan, it was exclusive to Nissan Red Stage dealerships. It is a slightly larger load-carrying alternative to the Nissan Micra hatchback. While production for the North American market ended in 2014, the Japanese-market Cube lasted until December 2019.
Third generation (Z12; 2009)
The third-generation Cube was revealed for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show, on November 19, 2008. It was the first generation of the Cube to be officially exported beyond Japan, including to the European and North American markets. The Cube went on sale in Japan on November 19, 2008, and the U.S. on May 5, 2009.
The third-generation Cube is built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s front-wheel-drive B platform and powered by a 1.5 L HR engine, 16-valve engine with 109 PS (80 kW; 108 bhp). For North America, it uses the 1.8 L four-cylinder engine of the MR family, it produces 122 hp (91 kW) and 127 lb⋅ft (172 N⋅m) of torque.
Europe uses the HR 1.6 petrol and 1.5 dCi Diesel. All are also used for the Nissan Note and Tiida/Versa. Depending on the engine, it is available with a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s automatic Continuously Variable Transmission. The Cube is capable of averaging 20 km/L (5 L/100 km; 47 mpg‑US) in Japan and doing 28 mpg‑US (8.4 L/100 km) city, and 30 mpg‑US (7.8 L/100 km) highway with its Xtronic CVT transmission.
The e-4WD trim contains an electric rear wheel drive motor to assist the gasoline engine powered front wheels.