• Jul 31, 2008
Click image to enlarge and compare to the current Cube

It sure looks like it could be. Reader "Uncle Evan" sent us this image, which looks like it's either a scanned PR shot of the next-gen JDM Cube3 or a good photoshop, perhaps from one of the Japanese buff mags. We're inclined to think it's the latter scenario, and that this photo might have even served as its basis (look at the shapes visible through the windshield and passenger window -- they appear to be identical in both images). In any case, the car depicted here has all of the elements first seen in the leaked Nissan photo back in May, giving us a little more to chew on while we wait for the Cube's official debut at the LA Auto Show.

As seen in the original leaked image, the wheel covers have four thin slits. Body-colored a-pillars (they're blacked out on the current car) curve softly into the roof, which has a large glass section up front. The fender bulges are more pronounced on the current Cube, and the fascia now incorporates headlamps that wrap around to the front quarter panels as opposed to being fully contained in the grille insert.

Hopefully, this is a mostly accurate depiction, because it shows an evolved Cube that really keeps the good stuff intact. After driving the Japanese version, we're looking forward to seeing what the USDM version has in store for us. Thanks for the tip, Uncle Evan!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Ditto, I like the previous gen Cube.

      This makes the Soul look good...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think I'm going to be sick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      is it just me, or has it gotten bigger?
        • 6 Years Ago
        There's no way to tell from the picture, but I've read that the American version is likely to be bigger.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Uncle Evan

      Don't worry about the hater's on here. I their job to complain. I mean really.

      " I liked the first one." "This looks bigger." The Original was better."

      What? What?

      It looks EVOLVED not much different than before. I've said it before if priced right it will be a success.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not all people know what their thinking means.
        Their minds are not trained to accept any thing different
        and somehow are tied up in the world of "disenchanted fetish" or "materiality" and their realm of their thinking is distracted by all of this.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't think this is the 2010 Nissan Cube. Just look at these pics on Nissan's home page.

      http://www.nissanusa.com/cube/?dcp=ppn.28434549.&dcc=0.205796030#/cubeArt/

      The shots are from the back, but you can see it's basically the same as the JDM version. It better be the same!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good God....Let's hope this isnt the production version.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like the earlier one better. This one looks mid 90s.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Again, my thoughts exactly. It reminds me of the 1994 Plymouth Expresso concept.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ RG

        Printing involves the use of screens. When printed images are scanned, without using speical filters to remove the screen pattern, you'll get that moiré patter that you've mistakenly associated with the mid-90s.

        • 6 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly! I hope they keep the look of the JDM one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks okay, but I definitely prefer the current gen Cube. I think the car looks better with the blacked out A-pillars and more, well, cube-like details.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now that's what I call a Toaster most definitely..

      • 6 Years Ago
      Cube? More like a Box. Nissan PB (Postal Box)
      • 6 Years Ago
      man i really hope it looks nothing like this when it comes to the US. i was planning on buying one, but if it looks like that instead of the previous one then i sure won't. it looks like a cross between the worst parts of the cube and the worst parts of a honda element.
      • 6 Years Ago


      Wouldn't drive a new one home until the dealer removed the hub caps.
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