"Z12" Nissan Cube

The "Z12" Nissan Cube was the model that took the car global - the ambition was to replicate the success story in all world markets. Introduced in Japan late 2008, the Cube started to make appearance in the USA and Europe during late 2009 for 2010 model year.

Dealerships in Europe had expressed concern about the Cube only being available with an automatic transmission. Therefore, design changes were made to allow manual transmission for export models most notably removal of the front bench seat replaced with normal chairs. Still built in Japan, the strong Japanese YEN and slow sales resulted Nissan discontinuing the Cube in 2011. The car was still produced for the North America / Canada market until 2014.

The Japanese domestic model is still produced today and retains many of the desirable features of the 2nd Generation "Z11" Cube that were dropped from export models. The Japan "Z12" retains the bench seat due to being only available with an automatic transmission - retaining the column shift gear selection. A wider range of models and colour combinations have also been offered on the Japanese market.

We hope this section of our website will give an informative overview of the "Z12" Cube answering many FAQ's - but please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any specific questions our website has failed to answer.


Although the Cube is insurable via many mainstream companies - 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 policy being available with some brokers.

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 - supplied by Nissan, produced for the UK Cube.
- 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.


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.

 Key Facts

 Service and Parts

The "Z12" Cube was officially available in the UK and many parts cross over.

The majority of Cube mechanical / electrical parts are shared with other Nissan models. 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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