Nissan cube History
The Nissan cube has revolutionized automotive design with its bold, distinct exterior that flaunts sharp corners and a box-like profile. The cube has helped Nissan attract highly-coveted young car-buyers looking for an affordable, unique ride with a ton of technology, and it has been rumored that Nissan will introduce a hyper-efficient electric powertrain in the coming future.
The Nissan cube was first introduced to the North American markets in 2009, but consumers in the U.S. would be surprised to learn that the cube has actually been in production since 1998. In its early years, the Nissan cube was exclusively offered at Japanese dealerships known as Nissan Red Stage locations. The first generation of the cube would run from 1998 to 2002 when a redesign would signal the second generation, which would run until 2008.
It wouldn’t be until the third generation of the Nissan cube that North American buyers would finally be able to get behind the wheel. The cube went on sale for the first time in the U.S. on May 5, 2009.
In recent years, Nissan has attempted to thwart impersonators of the cube by allowing customers to personalize their driving experience with colorful lighting and a variety of exterior and trim colors. Adding technology like Bluetooth, a rearview camera, navigation, Intelligent Key access, and an iPod interface has also allowed Nissan to keep the cube ahead of the competition.
- 2009 KBB.com’s Top 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000
- 2010 Automobile Design of the Year Award
- 2010 KBB.com’s Top 10 Road Trip Cars
- 2010 AAA Top vehicle picks for dog owners
- 2010 AutoPacific’s Best-in-Class Vehicle Satisfaction Award