Hoping to stimulate the auto market, two Japanese companies on Monday introduced new five-door compact models.

Nissan Motor Co. released the Cube, a 1.3-liter compact costing between 1.144 million yen and 1.148 million yen. With an initial sales goal of 8,000 units a month, Nissan hopes the Cube will help it increase its domestic market share from 20 percent to 25 percent by 2000.

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