Nissan Cube Crom
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan Cube and Cube Krom

While Nissan revealed preliminary pricing on its new Cube compact earlier this month at the Chicago Auto Show, it has now released more figures for the entire lineup, and it is launching a pre-order website today, too.

As noted earlier, the Cube will start at $13,990 for a base 1.8-liter model with a six-speed manual transmission. The midline 1.8 S model will command $14,690 in manual and $15,690 in Xtronic CVT configuration, while the uplevel SL (available only with the Xtronic) will command $16,790. The top-shelf Krom, also an automatic-only proposition, is pegged at $19,370. All of the aforementioned prices do not include destination charges, so be sure to tack on an additional $695 in your calculations. For comparison's sake, Scion's larger xB will set you back a minimum of $16,420 (including destination), versus $14,685 in-your-garage for a Base Cube S.

For more information including details on standard equipment, please check out the official press release after the jump. If you're interested in speccing out or reserving a Cube with such eccentricities as 20-color interior illumination or dashboard shag, click here. Initial Cube shipments are expected to hit dealers in early May.

Related GalleryChicago 2009: Nissan Cube and Cube Krom

[Source: Nissan]


PRESS RELEASE:

Nissan Announces Pricing on All-New 2009 cube"

 Reserve Your cube‚  Pre-launch Program Goes Live Today on NissanUSA.com 

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2009)  Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced complete pricing on the 2009 Nissan cube‚, which goes on sale in early May at Nissan dealers nationwide. In conjunction with the pricing announcement, a new Reserve Your cube‚  program, which allows customers to research and reserve the cube‚ of their choice, launches today at www.NissanUSA.com/cube.

The dramatically styled Nissan cube‚ has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $13,990 for the cube‚ 1.8 equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Three other models are also offered: cube‚ 1.8 S, priced at $14,690 with the 6-speed manual and $15,690 with the Xtronic CVT‚ (Continuously Variable Transmission); cube‚ 1.8 SL, priced at $16,790; and the cube‚ 1.8 KrMm specialty vehicle, priced at $19,370. Both the cube‚ 1.8 SL and cube‚ 1.8 KroMm come with standard Xtronic CVT‚

Available cube‚ technology includes the Nissan Intelligent Key' with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth‚ Hands-free Phone System, Rockford Fosgate subwoofer with six upgraded speakers, XM‚ Satellite Radio (XMÆ subscription required, sold separately) and Interface System for iPod‚.

In addition, cube will be available with more than 40 individual accessories, ranging from a unique 20-color interior illumination kit and shag dash topper  to aerodynamic body kits and custom 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels  allowing cube‚ owners to personalize their vehicles to reflect their own tastes and personalities.


Cube has generated tremendous buzz for Nissan  it s fun, functional and it s an ideal extension of cube owners  lifestyle,  said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, NNA. Cube offers features that you just can t put a price on  clever design, inviting interior, ease of driving and outstanding quality. No other car in its segment comes close to cube. 

Reserve Your cube‚ 

To help consumers navigate the expected strong demand for the new cube‚ at launch, Nissan is making cube‚ inventory information available online as part of a Reserve Your cube‚  program. Accessed through NissanUSA.com/cube, buyers can view pricing, colors, trim and equipment available in their local areas, then contact a dealer to reserve a specific vehicle.

The Reserve Your cube‚  program will help facilitate conversations between customers and dealers, helping match cube‚ and owner in a timely manner,  said Castignetti. We re excited about the cube‚ launch and want to make the buying process as hassle-free as owning one. 

About the 2009 Nissan cube‚

The 2009 Nissan cube‚ is designed to meet the practical needs of today s active, environmentally aware drivers, providing a small footprint with a large interior space. The front-wheel drive cube‚ is built on Nissan s proven B-platform and is available with a standard 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of Nissan s advanced, smooth shifting Xtronic CVT‚ (Continuously Variable Transmission) or 6-speed manual transmission.

Cube‚ s long list of standard safety features includes the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), seat-mounted driver and front-passenger side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection. Cube‚ also offers standard front-seat Active Head Restraints, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), along with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

Along with the long list of standard features on the cube‚ 1.8, the cube‚ 1.8 S adds body-colored outside mirrors, premium grade fabric, cruise control, cargo area cover and more. The cube‚ 1.8 SL adds standard CVT, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, Automatic Temperature Control, Interface System for iPod‚, six speakers and more. The uniquely equipped cube‚ 1.8 KrMm includes an exclusive integrated body design, KrMm 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, sporty interior treatment, Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, Xtronic CVT‚ and much more.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.infiniti.com.

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