"Z11" Nissan Cubic

The Cubic is a version of the Cube only available on the 2nd Genration "Z11" model - introduced a year after the Cube in 2003 and built until 2008.

The Cubic is badged as "Cube3" and based on the same platform as the Cube - at first glance the Cubic looks no different to its smaller brother, but it is actually 170mm longer which allows the Cubic to accommodate an extra row of seats and carry 7 passengers.

The Cubic also received three major revisions during its production run. Like the Cube, the original model was launched with only 1386cc CR14DE engine (1.4) but a choice of two automatic transmission options. One of these transmissions was CVT with manual gear selection which was sold as a cost option. In 2005 the first revision was launched - "Rev 2" identifiable by different headlights and front grill. There were also technical changes - a new 1498cc (1.5) HR15DE engine was introduced and only available with CVT - the 1386cc CR14DE remained available but no CVT option. The "Rev 3" model introduced another change to front grill and headlights although engine and transmission options were carried over from the "Rev 2" facelift.

We hope this section of our website will give an informative overview of the "Z11" Cubic answering many FAQ's - but please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any specific questions our website has failed to answer.


Like the Cube, the Cubic is insurable via many mainstream companies. But we have found that specialist brokers are able to give better customers service and have the product knowledge to make sure you are insured correctly. Usually, their premiums are also amongst the most competitive with a specific Cube and Cubic policy being available with some brokers.

There are several brokers who operate specialist schemes and who have based the cars on their own grouping system. As a guide, Mark Richard Insurance has advised that they base the “Z11” Cubic on a comparison to an ABI insurance group 6.

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

Mark Richard Insurance Brokers – 01275 792270
Adrian Flux – 0800 369 8950



- All cars suppllied UK registered with V5 and MOT. 
- Our prices include Import Duty and VAT - All UK Duty and VAT Paid. 
- English Owners Manual. A translated owners manual of the Japanese original.
- UK Service book with pre-sales service information recorded and space to record future service infomration.
- Full conversion to UK specification.
- BIMTA / AA Mileage Guarantee. 
- Comprehensive parts and labour warranty.
- Free AA roadside assistance for 12 months.


The "Z11" Cube was marketed in the "compact" car category - also referred to as the "super mini" sector.


We can offer finance on the Nissan Cube via various lenders.

Usually, a minimum deposit of 20% is required and the maximum term for finance is 48 months.

Contact us anytime by telephone or email regarding finance options or visit our Winterstoke Motor Company website to apply for finance online.

Finance is available subject to status and to permanent UK residents only.

 Economy & Performance

The Cubic shared same engine and gearbox configurations as the Cube. When introduced in 2003, the Cube was offered with one engine option - a 1386cc petrol engine known as the "CR14DE". There were options of either automatic or CVT gearboxes - the CVT sold as a cost option and featured a stearing wheel paddle shift manual mode.

When the first facelift appeared in 2005, a new enine was introduced - a 1498cc petrol engine known as the "HR15DE" and only available with a new CVT transmission. The "CR14DE" engine continued to be sold but the CVT option was dropped. 

HR15DE Engine Key Facts

- Top Speed 112 MPH Electronically Limited
- Engine Power: 109ps @ 6000 RPM
- £160 Road Tax Based on PLG Class
- Fuel Consumption of 41.7 MPG on Combined Cycle**

CR14DE Engine Key Facts

- Top Speed 112 MPH Electronically Limited
- Engine Power: 97ps @ 5400 RPM
- £160 Road Tax Based on PLG Class
- Fuel Consumption of 41.0 MPG on Combined Cycle**

** The fuel consumption figure has been obtained from NEDC testing at VOSA approved laboratory as part of the ESVA scheme when in force.  These figures should be used as a comparative guide and may not be achievable in real life driving.

 Key Facts

- Launched One Year After The Cube, Available only officially in Japan between September 2003 to November 2008.

- The Cubic was not replaced in the "Z12" model.

- Also known as the Cube3.

- The "Z11" had a class leading turning circle for 7 seat vehicle of only 4.7 meters. A slightly larger turning circle than its smaller brother the Cube.

 Service and Parts

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 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.

If a unique part is required and only available in Japan, it can be supplied in around 5 days if in stock at the factory.

There are also companies specialising in the supply of used parts in the UK that has proved popular to save cost - typically body parts like wing mirrors which can be even supplied in body colour subject to availability with next day delivery.

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