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Nissan rules out diesel Cube in UK

Nissan will not launch the diesel variant of its quirky Cube in the UK. The diesel variant was originally due to go on sale in July, but slow sales of the petrol Cube mean the diesel model won’t be available here.

Fleet News reported in January that Nissan expected to sell up to 2,000 Cubes a year, with one third of those predicted to be fleet sales.

However, Nissan has only sold 442 Cubes so far this year, of which 239 were fleet sales.

A Nissan spokeswoman said: “The Cube is a niche vehicle in the UK, launched to drive Nissan’s design credentials and brand opinion.

“As with all Nissan small and medium sized cars, petrol engines are the dominant powertrain and we now believe that diesel demand on Cube would be too small a mix to justify launching in the UK at this time.”

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  • Henry the Cabbie - 14/03/2014 00:00

    What a mistake not to market it in the U.K. - it really tookoff with college kids in the U.S. I've got one and it works as a taxi and what's more it makes a great cab. Of course we need diesels in the U.K. as much as anywhere else. Go out and drive one. You'll love it. Comfort, driveability, space, individuality. Or buy a Fiesta and be just like everybody else!

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