Nissan Cube in World's First Ice Tattoo Sculpture

As part of the Nissan Cube launch in the UK, famous tattoo artist Henry Hate yesterday unveiled his first ever sculpture and the world’s first ice tattoo, which is placed on the south bank of the River Thames close to Tower Bridge.

Hate, who has worked with Amy Winehouse, Alexander McQueen, Pete Doherty, Comedian David Cross and Paul Thompson of Franz Ferdinand, tattooed a block of ice containing a Nissan car, causing a stir among bystanders.

The Nissan Cube is powered by a 1.8-liter engine that develops 122 horsepower and 148 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, with front wheel drive. According to official Nissan figures, the car achieves a fuel consumption rating of 26 mpg (9 L/100Km) city and 40 mpg (5.9 L/100Km) highway.

The car has a simple line-up with prices starting at £14,000 for the 1.6-litre manual model. The 108 bhp petrol engine offers as much as 42.8 mpg with emissions as low as 151 g/km. A 1.5-litre diesel model will join the range in May.

“We’re excited to finally bring the ultra-cool Cube to the UK. Here we have a car that will not only meet the functional requirements of a huge range of new car buyers, but also capture their imagination. It’s very well equipped, built to the highest quality standards and above all else, the Cube is different!” Nissan’s UK MD, Paul Willcox said in a release.

Nissan’s British division expects to sell 2,000 Cube vehicles per year.
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