• May 15, 2008
We already know that the Nissan Cube is due for a redesign, and that version, due out later this year, is the one we'll be getting here in the States in 2009. While the Denki Cube concept that bowed in New York gave us an indication of what to expect, it's taken another bit of leakage out of Nissan HQ to see the new Cube fully realized. Compared to the current Cube, this revised version is slightly more smoothed out, while still retaining the boxy shape we've come to know and love. If Nissan can avoid pulling an xB (adding more weight, an unresponsive engine and killing the fun factor), the new Cube might fit the bill for those of us looking for a vehicle that strikes a balance between practicality and flickability.

[Source: 7tune]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks okay. The determining factor will be the transmission choices available, though. If it's CVT only, then it's totally off my "might purchase" list.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Considering the current generation of Cube never offered anything but autos and CVTs (with a column shift at that), the next one probably isn't going to be any different in that regard. That's part of the reason the Cube is so roomy.

        Personally, I like this new Cube rendering. It looks like a bar of whittled soap.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if the rounded design of the new Cube might be influenced a bit by the Renault Kangoo? (And speaking of the Kangoo there a French article about a shortened version at http://www.leblogauto.com/2008/05/nouveau-kangoo-express-compact.html )
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nah. The charm is gone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Unfortunately, the design direction appears to have moved from automotive sculpture to car toy. Need to see all the angles but I must admit I'm a bit disappointed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the truck will sell very well if it has AWD capability
      and perhaps a more defined boundary of the rear side passenger window(s) instead of it being invisible or too fluid like there should be more body colored molding outlining the window.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Nissan HHR, just what we need.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm. To break with the herd, I love the look. This car seems to be perfect for suburban dads of two young kids who have relatively long highway commutes, enjoy Miyazaki movies and need good gas mileage. Admittedly a small demographic, but we are out there. I need a new car next year, I'll be considering this one seriously.
        • 6 Years Ago
        dont get the movie reference but yeah, this vehicle market hits the demographic you mentioned. didnt want the inefficiencies or space, weight, and gas mileage of an SUV but needed more than what a compact sedan offered.

        HHR to the rescue. my two girls fit in it better than in the Jetta and configurable cargo room as needed. and contrary to the teenagers, the new xB fits that bill better than the toy that was the xB. if you want something tossable, a box with an anemic motor isnt your best bet anyway.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hardly able to be a called a 'cube' now can it?
      almost looks like they are incorporating that silly bubble car from a few years back. You know, the one that pivots. yuk (imo)
      • 6 Years Ago

      NOoooooo! thats not cube-ish! are you frick'n kidding me? I was so
      hoping the Cube would be a replacement for the xB. all the details
      are to round on this. The window shape is wrong. Toyota p'd me off when they changed the xB, now Nissan looks set to do the same with the cube. Any company out there want to build a cubelike car for all the fans of boxes?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Autoblog, why would you say the new xB has an "unresponsive engine"?
      • 6 Years Ago
      mikey likes it! if it has the 1.8&six speed manual from the versa I will like it very much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Friggin' brutal!
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