• Nov 19th 2008 at 1:12AM
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Click above for more images of the U.S.-spec Nissan Cube

Scion may have had a good thing going with the first-generation xB, which proved to be an ultra-popular model here in the U.S. Nissan hopes to capitalize on some of that model's success with the new Cube. While the official unveiling of the latest box-it-came-in-mobile is set for Wednesday (tune in early!), Nissan's Japanese arm has let loose some early images of the U.S.-spec Cube. What we see is pretty much an exact mirror image of the Japanese model, which makes perfect sense given that we drive on the other side of the car. The home-market Cube gets a 1.5-liter engine mated to a CVT tranny, but that's not what we'll be seeing under the car's short, squat hood in the United States. All the official details will be unleashed at the LA Auto Show in no time flat, but in the meantime, enjoy the three shots in our gallery below.

[Source: Nissan]

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      As much as I like and appreciate the plethera of wonderful compact hatchbacks (yes, that's what they are,) I'm really wanting one brave automaker to embrace the economical, efficient, small station wagon market once again.

      The Matrix is not a real replacement for the Corolla wagon. The Fit is not a replacement for the Civic wagon. I love that Subaru and Volvo have held up the tradition of wagon love, but $30k and 25 mpg doesn't match my full list of desires. I lust over the Jetta Sportswagon TDi, but I guess I'll wait for some to come on the used car market.

      Can't one automaker see that there is a hole in the market that needs filled? Heck, bring back the Focus wagon, at least it was an affordable, efficient, REAL wagon.

      Okay, I'll go crawl back in my hole now.
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