From what I have read, the Cube will be marketed in the US with both the 2WD and with the e-4 WD. I think the latter is only availabe with the CVT type transmission. I read the CVT is crappy on cars with small engines but works well on 6 cylinder cars like the Altima. The e-4WD seems to be a bit flunky anyhow, I read elsewhere that is only works from a dead start, and it shuts itself off as soon as the car leaves 1st gear. So is it really even worth the extra cost and maintenance? I am beginning to think the 2WD with the 6 gear manual and traction tires is the way to go here. The car already is going to have traction and stability control anyway.