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The Cube has been runored to arrive on North American shores for a long time now but has now been made official at the 2008 New York auto show. The next generation Nissan Cube will be coming to the U.S. starting in 2009. Al Castignetti, the Vice President and General Manager, anounced this during the Nissan Maxima Press Conference at the 2008 New York International Auto Show.
The entire press release can be found at <a href="http://www.nissannews.com/newsrelease.do?id=371">nissannews.com</a>This exploratory "Denki Cube Concept" is built on the current Japan-market Cube... but has been modified with battery power replacing the usual gasoline engine. It also offers unique exterior and interior treatments.
I'm pleased to announce today that an all-new, next-generation Cube will be coming to North America in 2009.
We expect the new Cube to be an ideal match for young buyers seeking a fun, entry-level car that leaves them with enough money left to personalize it.
To give you an idea of what we mean, I invite you to visit the display area just outside the South Hall where we have two Cubes modified by students from New York's Pratt Institute Design School... along with a short video created by film students from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
Cube is a car that makes sense for anyone looking for high fuel economy, low operating costs and exceptional space efficiency. The new gasoline-powered Cube makes its U.S. debut at the L.A. Auto Show later this fall.