CHICAGO -- Nissan's tall, boxy Cube will carry a $14,685 base price when sales begin in the U.S. in early May.
“The car has a small footprint, but a big interior. It is functional and fashionable at the same time,” said Rich Latek, Nissan's director of small car marketing, during a press event Tuesday night tied to the Chicago auto show.
The base price includes destination charges.
The Cube will be positioned above the Nissan Versa and below the Nissan Sentra.
The Cube shares a front-drive platform with the Versa. The car is aimed at Honda Fit and Scion xB and xD shoppers.
Latek said that next week Nissan will launch a Web page called “Reserve Your Cube” for interested shoppers.
“Those first in line will have an opportunity to spec-out a Cube, and get it as quickly, as easily and as hassle-free as possible,” he said.
Nissan will launch sales of the Cube in Europe in November. The carmaker has not announced European prices.