Four variants of the Cube will be sold, dubbed the Cube 1.8, Cube 1.8 S, Cube 1.8 SL, and the Cube 1.8 Krom. In addition, the Cube will also be available with more than 40 individual accessories, ranging from a unique 20-color interior illumination kit and ‘shag carpeting’ instrument panel inserts to aerodynamic body kits and custom 16in aluminum wheels.
The base Cube's entry level price still gets customers a punchy 122hp (91kW) 1.8L inline four-cylinder engine that can be paired with a six-speed manual. Stepping up to the 1.8 S, priced at $14,690 with manual six-speed or $15,690 with the optional Xtronic CVT, gets higher trim specifications, while the 1.8SL goes further upmarket still at $16,790. The Krom tops the range with its unique options for a base price of $19,360.
The range-topping Krom model is differentiated by a number of unique features including 3-bar chrome grille, 2-bar chrome front bumper grille, fully integrated front and rear fascias, body side sills, unique rear roof spoiler, and exclusive 16in alloys.
Inside, the Krom picks up Bluetooth hands-free, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded audio system with six speakers and Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, aluminum pedals, and titanium trim accents.
Nissan hasn't yet revealed the estimated EPA fuel economy figures for the Cube but says it expects better than 30mpg on the highway from the CVT-equipped model. Given the typical relationship between CVTs, automatics and manuals, very similar figures can be expected from the six-speed unit as well.