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Nissan Cube

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Japanese car the Nissan Cube is due to in the UK in January 2009 2010.

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Loved by the Japanese, acclaimed by never ignored – the launch of the UK Nissan Cube in January could split national with its unconventional, curvaceous new design.

The new Cube is a global bringing together designers Japan, Nissan Design and the US to create a truly inspired experience.  It is intended to appeal to more passionate about individual than they are cars.

First launched in over ten years ago, the was immediately adopted by the stylish, and urban set – the ‘denso’, in spirit, unique in mind as a lifestyle choice more a car.

Since then, it has found a audience due to its exposure through magazines, video footage, and social networks.  The Cube has to appeal to this international with a new design that is clever, witty and uniquely

Until now, only a of Cube imports have available in the UK.

  To retain this Nissan is planning to launch 1,500 Cubes in the UK in 2010, one specifically designed to appeal to a urban crowd who will with its design credentials.

To Cube has been spotted London’s East End and within creative networks, underground art and secret forums, which is in with Japan’s underground scene.

Even with minimal UK the Cube is already fuelling online, with people comments about the design, audiences into those love it or hate it. Twitter can follow ‘NissanCubeUK’ and Facebook can join ‘Nissan Cube UK. it? Love it?

Hate it?’ to the argument alive.

For those love it, the Cube is appreciated for its unique asymmetrical style, its functionality, adaption to modern needs and its refusal to conform.

Sebastian Conran, one of the first to the new UK Nissan Cube said, The time I drove the Nissan it was a surprisingly effortless and serene experience – you just waft along. I felt a of freedom when I moved on a Porsche to a Nissan Cube, more maneuverable, better but in London more street [I still can’t get used to photographing me at the lights].

  The interior feels spacious and with its wide un-bolstered almost similar to sitting at on a sofa. The car overall embodies a DNA  – exquisite to detail packed with and practical features – it solid and safe too. the reclining back seat and the front fully reclined as leg this feels almost as as a Virgin Upper Class

Alfonso Albaisa, Vice of Nissan Design Europe, the global Nissan design and spent two years making the a reality.  He says:  “The was not created with the petrol in mind. This car is not about but about taking the time to life from A to B whilst your surroundings.

Speed is not a factor.  Having a taste, an appreciation for design and and not being afraid to stand is what Cube is about. is obvious in its design right to the person that’s in it.’

Design Credentials

Nissan Cube

Designed to like a spacious, modern the Cube fuses an asymmetrical with an interior designed to a feeling of serenity – an from the hustle and bustle of

The Cube exterior is a stand out in a sea of mainstream. It’s been for an audience who appreciate detail. the colour palette breaks chocolate, sea turquoise, gray, white, sapphire black, red and blade.

The Cube looks deceptively with a sculptured boxy shape, matched with an asymmetrical rear door. The door curvature typifies The geometric circle shape in the is Cube’s signature; no other car has design.

  Inspired by a retro handle, the rear door like a refrigerator.

The A-pillars, far outward and upright, give a range of forward visibility and the door windows are patterned a personal Japanese ‘photo creating an attractive and unique profile.

The rear wheels, in the of the Cube, add agility and stability and a curvaceous hip line. This suggests that the Cube, centred on design excellence, has a sturdy looking presence. stance is described as a ‘bulldog in

The interior was inspired by the look of a soft curve, allowing and passengers to feel comfortable and A ripple effect has been into the interior’s C-pillar, audio speakers and even the cup giving it a resonating atmosphere.

To add to the sense of calmness, the Cube with a Japanese inspired screen, lets in ambient when it’s drawn

To alleviate clutter, the Cube quirky and minimalist accessories retro designed hooks for and rubber bands to wrap the car’s armrest to hold or books. This was inspired by Miyake’s flagship New York which showcased his collection on steel tubes.

The Nissan will be available in the UK from 2010.

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