2011 Nissan Cube Krom – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan has confirmed to Autoblog that the Krom versions of its Cube hatchback and Rogue crossover will be discontinued for the 2012 model year. The Cube Krom, based off of the 1.8 S model, was introduced at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, while the Rogue Krom joined the lineup later that year as a 2010 model. Both vehicles were set apart from their kin with unique front fascias featuring horizontal chrome bars, as well as dark chrome wheels.

"They sold just fine, but they were billed as limited editions," Nissan spokesperson John Schilling tells Autoblog. When asked about the possibility of the Krom nameplate being resurrected for future models, Schilling tells us that there's "nothing planned in the near future."

For 2012, the Cube will continue to be offered in 1.8, 1.8 S and 1.8 SL trims, while the Rogue will carry on in S and SV variants. The 2012 Cube will arrive at dealerships this winter, while the 2012 Rogue will be available starting this summer.


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      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should of just discontinued both models as a whole. Who buys these except hippies and old guys with earrings.
        starryknight936
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        Dvanos... Discontinued, you say? Why? Just because you don't dig its shape or purpose? Hippies, in their true form of what was, no longer exist. Old guys with earrings? What if they do like the Cube. So what? It's peeps like you that put others into "boxes"...preconceived notions of what should and should not be. Thank heavens there are those who think "outside" of the box...the world would be so boiring if everyone thought like you seem to. I know you'll probably come back with some smart ass reply to my input here, but I don't care. Peace!<-AladdinSane-
          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          @starryknight936
          It's not because he does not like the Cube and Rogue that Nissan should discontinue them. It's because few like them. Thinking outside the box does not make one infallible. The styling of such vehicles as the Cube and Aztec prove it.
        Leather Bear
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        Seems I fall into your latter group as I'm an old guy with earrings. Looked seriously at the Cube as a replacement for my much loved xA. Though the gas mileage wasn't quite as good as I wanted, the Cube was spacious and comfy, a close-to-ideal commuter pod with enough room for myself and 3 more bear-sized friends. Unfortunately, I wanted the goodies that came with the SL trim (alloys, climate control, upgraded stereo, smart key, etc.), but you have to take the CVT to get those. As a "you can have my manual transmission when you pry the shift lever out of my cold, dead hands" sort of guy, that was a deal-killer from the get go, no matter what the salesman tried to sweeten the deal. Still have the xA and may replace it with a Fit later this year.
        carboy55
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        What planet do you live on? Probably planet Detroit where Rogue's brisk sales are ignored.
          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          @carboy55
          I live in a market where there should be a lot of Rogues, and agree with him. I do see plenty of Jukes and Cubes though.
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Nissan discontinues Krom Cube and Rogue models for 2012" ...and no one notices or cares
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      Snark McGee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cube is a spacious little urban run-about. A lot of car for very little money. GF test drove one... I loved it.
        Tone
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Snark McGee
        Maybe she should've bought one...
      Robert Fahey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Long live asymmetry in cars. I dig it.
      Master Austin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would say nissan is currently the manufacturer with the most polarizing and controversial styling of any current manufacturer. Between the Murano Cabrio, the Joke, and the Cube, its as if they are trying to battle within themselves for the "Aztek of the Year" award...
        flychinook
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Master Austin
        That may be right, but when the other end of the spectrum is Honda and VW trying to build cars usually seen on bottles of TurtleWax... I'm just fine with the polarizing cars. At least something interesting is bound to come of it. Or, in the case of the cube, something pretty darn brilliant.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does it have a spin cycle?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
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      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pity, they were ugly, but I liked them. It's nice to see some creative design in the car realm. Now it will be back to the suburban-soccer-mom-approved crossovers.
        flychinook
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BG
        Only the "Krom" trim level of the cube is going away. The cube itself remains.
          • 3 Years Ago
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      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      This reminds me of the joke about scooters and fat women. The Cube might be a great vehicle, and fun to drive, but I don't know who would want to be seen with one. Much like the previous "New Beetle", it didn't really appeal to anyone beyond older women.
      NKonline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Krom Juke is coming soon LOL
        CBJMNWLD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NKonline
        Now we wait for the announcement of the Murano Convertible cancellation...
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...mmn...ghhk...ff...KROMMMMMMM!!!
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