Canadians, say goodbye to the quirky Nissan Cube. In fact, it's too late; it's already gone. The question now becomes whether the boxy model gets the axe in the US as well.

Nissan didn't exactly publicize the Cube's Canadian retirement. An Autos.ca reader noticed that the vehicle was no longer listed on the automaker's official site in the Great White North. He tweeted the company about it and was told, "Yes, the Nissan Cube has been discontinued in Canada."

The news certainly makes you wonder what the future for the model is in the US. The Cube isn't exactly a hot seller here, either. According to Nissan's last sales results, it sold just 356 units in April, down 23.9 percent from a year ago, and 1,604 vehicles from January to April, down 33.7 percent. Annual sales were as high as 23,000 units in 2010, but they started dipping as early as 2011.

Nissan North America Director of Communications, Dan Bedore, tells Autoblog: "Nissan is committed to providing Canadians with exactly the right car to fit their lifestyle. At this time, customers are finding their needs are met with the other great small cars in our lineup like Micra, Versa Note, Sentra and Juke and we are putting our focus behind these vehicle nameplates."

And what of US sales? Says Bedore, "In the US, the 2014 model is in showrooms, now. We have no comment on Cube sales in the US beyond the current model year." Suffice it to say that despite the official "No Comment" from Nissan, we don't expect to see any Cube models in US showrooms for 2015 – this, despite the fact that the model is expected to get a facelift soon for other markets.


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      JonathanBond
      • 7 Months Ago
      So I live in the hood.My Suburban was broken into plenty of times. My next door neighbor has this car. Nobody touched it since 2010. Yea I think this car should still be on the market.
      flychinook
      • 7 Months Ago
      Shame it hasn't been updated, the cube is actually the perfect compact car for tall people. Very roomy, comfortable, and the hatch opens to the side, so you won't bang your head into it. At 6'3", I really appreciated that. Sadly, the trunk was just too small.
        revox
        • 7 Months Ago
        @flychinook
        I know a guy who is 6'10" and the cube is the only car he's owned that he fit into just fine. When his wife became pregnant (again), she made him trade for a minivan. He really misses his cube.
      richard
      • 7 Months Ago
      Awww, too bad. The Cube and the KIA Soul are vehicles that actually make my Aztek look good!
      RZ-Civic
      • 7 Months Ago
      Did Nissan Canada also kill the Quest? I didn't see it listed on the website either. Weird.
      evanee80
      • 7 Months Ago
      The Cube's time is past. It's based on old-gen Versa mechanicals. Not unlike the 2g Scion xB, it is essentially unchanged since its introduction 6 years ago. I test drove a '14 xB, and my only question to the salesguy was, "Why should I give 18 grand for this, when I can go buy an '08, which is basically the same car, for half the money?" He had no answer. Same thing is going on with the Cube. It shall rest in peace.
      drew
      • 7 Months Ago
      I like this weird little thing. It has personality. Certainly could use an update.
      george
      • 7 Months Ago
      Fraking eye sores. Good, get rid of them.
      SpikedLemon
      • 7 Months Ago
      I didn't know it was still on sale.
      carguy1701
      • 7 Months Ago
      I hope so. These things are roomier than you'd think on the inside but they're slow as hell. Put the MR16DDT in and it might be something worth noting. Otherwise, people think the Kia Soul is a better box on wheels.
      Jesus!
      • 7 Months Ago
      2 turds down, 2 to go lol.
      Big Squid
      • 7 Months Ago
      It's different and therefore threatening.
      Brent Schmidt
      • 7 Months Ago
      Love our 2010 Cube... and like how they haven't changed it since it came out. It's what Scion should've did with the original xB... let it be.
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