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This is from an International Herald Tribune article:

"Toyota's sales have fallen in the United States this year as well, but it has not suffered as much as the Detroit companies. The company now expects to sell slightly more than 9.5 million vehicles globally this year, fewer than the 9.85 million it originally projected. The record for sales in a single year is 9.55 million, set by GM in 1978."

How many Cube's do you think will sell. I'd like to see them sell at least a million.
 
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It depends on how many are allocated for the U.S.
Remember that Europe and the UK will want their hands on these
as well as Japanese folks back home.
 

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I expect sales will be quite low. Scion xBs only peaked at about 5,000 a month, and have dropped to 3,000 a month or so. It will be a niche vehicle, but I'm a niche person.
 
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Yes it is a niche vehicle, but in many ways so is it the Honda Fit
and people can't get their hands off them. The Scions XB first editions up until today have a strong following
and people are getting tired of the Element, my guess is that the new Cube will cater to that particular type of audience.
If for some reason the Cube is a miss, there is always the forthcoming Honda Crossroad
that replaces the Element...And Hondas always sell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEqrUcLuhkA
 

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All I can say is, I've seen a LOT more first-gen xB's in Montgomery than I used to (and only 2 of the newer, shorter, gas-hog xBs).

That would seem to indicate people WANT a spacious yet underpowered (by the conventional wisdom) vehicle so that they can move their stuff and carry friends and save gas doing it.

If Nissan can reach the people that want those two things, and I think there are a lot of those people, they will sell a lot of Cubes here. Period.
 
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