Is the Nissan Cube Being Axed?

Is the Nissan Cube Being Axed?

When Nissan announced updates to its 2015 lineup, it omitted information on one of its current models.

The Japanese automaker made no mention of a 2015 Cube in its lineup. Sales of the unusually-styled vehicle have tapered down to roughly 10 percent of the model’s peak volume. Despite the suspicious announcement and poor sales, Nissan also hasn’t made an official announcement about planning to kill the car off.

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Debuting in 2009, the Cube was a decent seller for the Nissan brand, moving 21,471 units in the U.S. while Canada saw 2,416 sold. A year later, the Cube saw a slight uptick in sales with 22,968 sold in the U.S. and 2,864 in Canada. From there, Cube sales tumbled with 14,459 sold in the U.S. during 2011 and only 459 in Canada. Things didn’t get better in 2012 with the Cube’s sales getting cut almost in half at 7,667 units in the U.S. and 318 in Canada. Last year, Nissan saw only 5,461 Cubes sold in the U.S. and 183 in Canada. So far this year, the company has moved 2,294 off dealership lots in the U.S. and a mere 14 in Canada.

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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