2009 Nissan Cube Krom Starts At $19,370, Reservations Begin Today

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The base Nissan Cube will only cost you $13,990, but the JDM-tastic Nissan Cube Krom will MSRP for $19,370. If you want to be the first with the funky econobox Nissan is taking reservations.


The Cube Krom is essentially the Japanese Cube Rider with the steering wheel on the correct side. This means you'll get the same 1.8-liter fourbanger plus a limited-edition body kit heavy on the Gillette-theme but with a Japanese twist. Less "Hi, i'm Dave" more "Hi, I'm Ichiro." In addition to the kit you'll have the 16-inch wheels, titanium and leather trim, interior lighting galore and the top-level audio system.


If you're interested less in style and more in economy, the base model Cube 1.8 is a lowly $13,990 and comes with a manual transmission. For a little more change the manual-equipped 1.8 S adds more convenience equipment.

  • cube 1.8 Base 1.8 Liter I4 M/T 13,990
  • cube 1.8 S 1.8 Liter I4 M/T 14,690
  • cube 1.8 S 1.8 Liter I4 CVT 15,690
  • cube 1.8 SL 1.8 Liter I4 CVT 16,790
  • cube 1.8 KrōmTM 1.8 Liter I4 CVT 19,370

Full details in the press release below.

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 Krōm specialty
vehicle, priced at $19,370. Both the cube® 1.8 SL and cube® 1.8 Krōm 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 (XM® 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
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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 Krōm includes an exclusive
integrated body design, Krōm 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, sporty interior treatment,
Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, Xtronic CVT® and much more.