• May 24, 2007
NISSAN CUBE
Click image for a photo gallery of the Nissan Cube

The Nissan Cube is one of the poster children for the term "econobox." Square and thrifty, the teensy MPV can be outfitted to carry five or seven passengers (the latter is known as the Cube³ in Japan) in quirky style and relative comfort. Over the last couple of years, there has been no shortage of reports claiming that the Cube will head stateside in 2008 following its scheduled redesign. The latest outlet to report this is the Nikkei, which said the Cube is all but certain to arrive (along with two other unnamed subcompacts). Unfortunately, that's all the detail given. We just hope the next Cube is as quirky-cool as the current one, with its asymmetrical styling and the variety of front end treatments applied to the different versions on the Japanese market. Enough already with the detail-free media reports. Get on with the redesign, show it to us, and tell us when we can finally buy it. Oh, and while you're at it -- keep it on the inexpensive side, okay?

In the interim, enjoy the gallery we've put together of the current Cube family.

Thanks for the tip, Josh!

[Source: AFX News via Forbes.com]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      i love them,you've gotta think out of the box
      Brian
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seriousley stop making cubes! They are BY FAR the UGLIEST things on the road. It's basically the same design of a xB.... of what all of the boxes look like.... BECAUSE THEY ARE BOXES!!!"with its asymmetrical styling"... THERE IS NO STYLING! It angers me to think how much their engineers got paid to take a box, put some wheels on it, and give it a name! I could have designed something more exciting looking when i was 12! How can any of you people find that thing attractive? I will cry if they bring that over to the U.S.. Way to go Nissan! Keep on letting everyone down! Keep on designing those bland cars and pushing yourself lower on my list (and many others) of cars I would consider looking at.

      Will someone please agree with me?
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Brian
        Brian

        This is a good move by Nissan. It'll get them a lot of attention that money couldn't buy.
        There's not too many people agreeing with you. On the contrary, most of the commenters are expressing enthusiasm.
        The Cube, like the xB before it, is an anticar. Just like the VW Beetle was. It's an expression of the disgust of wretched excess and consumerism.
        Driving a car like this is as stigma neutral as it gets.
        You couldn't possibly be mistaken for a redneck or an racial supremest.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Brian
        Nope. I won't agree with you.

        There is beauty in efficiency and simplicity. I'm not sure how you define great car design, but the market is obviously there for thoughts other than yours.

        I love the SMALL box.
      • 7 Years Ago

      I think Nissan bland is a more appropriate name.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yes, more cubes!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mmm...yummy cubes. We need more small, versatile vehicles in the US.

      Now they need to bring over the Daihatsu Hijet. Bring back the forward-control van!

      No, I'm not being sarcastic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You know, if this thing sells for less than an Xtreme Box, I'll start saving up now for a down payment. =D
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Gale @ May 24th 2007 9:59AM
      How many small businesses (plumbers, electricians, parts delivery, floral services...) will be moving to a vehicle like this when gas hits $4.00?"

      None. I work for a plumbing company. The E350s we use are too small for our needs as service techs. If our boss had any brains, they'd buy us all box trucks. Tradesmen can't use these tiny things.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hanidcapped versions? Man, that'd be awesome for my dad, who's got MS.

      Glad to see it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like an xB got left in the oven too long and started to melt.

      Somehow, I thought Toyota would avoid model creep with the Scions, but they didn't. Making the xB bigger is chasing sales they might not get. Besides, people want bigger, get a Matrix.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love this. It looks just like the Scion. All the kids get their Scions in black, so they look just like little clown-car hearses. You expect them to roll up in front of a funeral home, and "Wow, look at how many caskets they pull out of that thing! How do they DO that?"
      • 7 Years Ago
      How many small businesses (plumbers, electricians, parts delivery, floral services...) will be moving to a vehicle like this when gas hits $4.00?

      Thousands and thousands. Good move Nissan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am glad they will bring it here, but I also wish the X-Trail came as well.
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