NYIAS ’09: 2010 Nissan Cube

Every once in a while a manufacturer does something right.  They produce a vehicle that actually has character and has a voice.  Every once in a while a manufacturer listens to the people and brings over a vehicle that the people can get excited about.  This happens very rarely though.  Most cars today are bland and over-saturated, but not the Nissan Cube.  Finally Nissan is bringing over this awesome little vehicle, finally.

The Cube has a certain aura about it.  It speaks to the people and has the power to become a true cult classic.  I personally love the Cube, absolutely love the Cube.  It speaks to me much like my Box speaks to me.

The Nissan Cube was my second most anticipated stop at the Auto Show.  First most anticipated stop: the iQ of course (stay tuned for that post).    I was really excited to see it up close and personal.  I just could not wait.  After I hit the Scion booth, I scoured the convention center to find the Nissan booth.  When I saw it, I was giggling like a school girl, I was so very happy to see one finally.


There was a decent sized crowd around the Cube, but most of the crowd was around the 370z.  Personally, I get my jollies off of these cars, not penis compensating sports cars.  But I was kind of glad there wasn’t a huge crowd around the Cube and that there were a lot of teeny weeny people around the 370z, because I could get shots easier then.  If anyone has been to a show in NY or NJ, you know how hard it is to get shot off.  People around here just don’t care and have no respect so taking one shot of a car could take 10-20 minutes because you are waiting for people to clear out.  I got some good shots of the Cubes, but the lighting kept on screwing with me.  I had more blurred pics than I did keepers.


This shot took me a while to get.  Took four attempts and about ten minutes of waiting for me to get this one.


This green Cube was posted a while back in my Cube review.  It has optional equipment like the FFF, lip kit, fog lights, grille, and chrome accents.  It’s an ugly colour, but I really like it.

I tried to talk to the Nissan Girls they had at the show.  I got a chance to talk to two of them and here are my experiences.  The first Nissan Girl I talked to was not actually taught much on the Cube, but she gave me a some input on it that I did not know.  For instance there is a back window on the passenger’s side to help with blind spots and the curve in the back hatch is specially formulated to help with blind spots.  She was really nice and talked to me for a little bit even though she was the presenter for the 370z.  The second Nissan Girl I talked to was a total let down.  She was the Cube specific rep and she really did not want to talk much about it.  I asked her a few questions and instead of answering any of them, she handed me the pamphlet and turned around to talk to someone that seemed to be her friend.  I could get the info anywhere, I wanted human input on some things and she just didn’t seem to want to do her job.  She was quite disappointing.


Sexy ass Cube Krom.  I found out from the first Nissan Girl, that the Krom is not a special edition, like I had originally thought, rather it is a trim level.  There is no limited production, the production is ongoing.  So as of right now, as long as the Cube is in production here, you can get a Krom if you shell out the extra cash.


Took me forever to get this shot for you guys.  People kept walking in front of me and blurring my pics.



I love the Krom front end.  Very sleek and simple and the chrome accents are tasteful and not overpowering.  I can really appreciate the subtlety and the pizazz.


This is a base Cube, shown with no otional equipment except fog lights


From what I could see, the interior looked quite roomy and inviting.  Although, I am not a huge fan of the instrument panel placement.  It looks like it could be easily blocked by the steering wheel and a person’s hands.  Of course I only have these long range shots and me standing six feet away to go on.  It could actually be perfect placement, but from this angle, it looks like it could get easily disrupted.



Looks like a fair amount of trunk space.  More space than I had originally expected actually. I was expecting something similar to the xB, but the Cube seems to deliver a little bit more.

Overall, the Cube display was quite stimulating.  It gave a good amount of view of the Cubes, but did not allow anyone to sit in them. I wish I could have gotten to sit in the Cube, but I understand the reasoning behind keeping them closed off.  Hopefully I can get into soon and let you guys know how they are.

Also, I found out from the first Nissan Girl, that the Cube will be released within a month.  Yes, that is right, the Cube should be hitting dealership lots in a month’s time.  I am very excited to see these and sit in them.

See my review of the 2010 Cube.


1 Response to “NYIAS ’09: 2010 Nissan Cube”

  1. 1 petros
    04/14/2009 at 11:05 PM

    Lovely pics ugly buTT car…sorry! *thumbs up* though 🙂

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