Cube Model Information

Introduction

This website is dedicated to the Nissan Cube Z11 model. We specialise in the importation of these cars from Japan – the spiritual home of the Cube.

There are 3 generations of the Nissan Cube – (Z10) 1998 -2002 (Z11) 2002 – 2008 and the (Z12) 2008. The (Z12) was officially released in global markets including the UK and Europe. It has now been discontinued in the UK although is still produced for Japan, USA and other markets.

We hope our “Cube Info” section provides a useful overview of different models available and addresses many of the frequently asked questions we receive.

What Is The Parts Availability?

The issue with the Cube and Cubic never officially being sold in the UK has always voiced concerns with current and potential owners regarding spare parts availability.

Almost all the parts you do not physically see are shared with other Nissan / Renault models built on a global platform to save cost. The majority of Cube mechanical / electrical parts are shared with the Micra and Note. Therefore, these parts are usually available from suppliers on a same day basis.

Cube and Cubic - Whats The Difference?

The Cubic was a version of the Cube only available on the 2nd Genration Z11 model. Based on the same platform - at first glance the Cubic looks no different to its smaller brother the Cube, but it is actually 170mm longer which allows the Cubic to accommodate an extra row of seats and carry 7 passengers.

What Insurance Group?

The insurance grouping of a vehicle is decided by the ABI - Association of British Insurers. At present the ABI have not assessed the Cube or Cubic so no official insurance group for the car exists.

However, there are several brokers who operate specialist schemes and who have based the cars on their own grouping. As a guide, Mark Richard Insurance has advised that they base the Cube and Cubic on a comparison to an ABI insurance group 6.

To obtain a quotation for insurance, we can recommend the following specialist brokers:-

Company

Telephone

Restrictions

Mark Richards

01275-792270

Over 23 years of Age

Warwick Davis

08717-502107

 

Adrian Flux

08700-777888

 

Import Duty And VAT

Customs Duty and VAT is payable on any new or used vehicle imported from outside the EU.

The current rate of import duty for a passenger vehicle such as a Nissan Cube is 10% and current VAT rate is 20%. These taxes are payable on the total cost of bringing the vehicle to the port of entry and therefore is not just payable on car cost but all freight charges and other fees.

All of our advertsied prices for freshly imported stock include import duty and VAT.

We issue a full VAT qualifying invoice upon sale - a breakdown of VAT is shown on our sales invoice. 

Performance and Emissions

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Sizes and Dimensions

 

Conversion To UK Specification

Cars produced for the Japanese market need certain parts changing or adding in order for them to either comply with MOT and if required Type Approval legislation in the UK. There are also convenience items that need changing or modification - for example Japanese car stereos work off different frequencies.

Our aim has always to give a Cube ownership experience as though it was officially sold in the UK. Each Nissan Cube we import is subject to a quality UK conversion to bring it to as close as possible to the standards expected from any vehicle officially offered for UK sale. Some of these changes or modifications include:-

  • Dual marked speedometer
  • Odometer displaying correct mileage converted from kms and accumulating in miles
  • English Language Handbook For Nissan Cube Translated From original
  • Rear Fog Light Fitted to Replicate Factory Finish
  • Translation Of Japanese Service History Detailed In UK Service Book for Continued Use
  • Replacement Of Japanese Audio and SAT Nav for UK / Euro Specification

 

BIMTA / AA Mileage Authentication

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Service History

The majority of our imported vehicles are supplied with original service history documents from Japan.

The dates and mileages of any Japanese service history is translated with dealer name and logged in fresh UK service book. The pre-delivery service carried out by ourselves is also recorded and there is plenty of spare space to record future UK services.