Curbside Classic: Nissan Cube With a Rubik’s Wrap

Of the more recent car designs in the last 20 or so years, there are only a handful or so that have been produced that stick out in my mind from their primary exterior styling.  I am referring to commonly accessible vehicles in production including the ever-increasing in size North American trucks, minivans, retro-themed muscle cars, and SUVs. It’s a short list that comes to my mind; the PT Cruiser, The Prius, The 2002-05 Thunderbird, and of course the Nissan Cube.

The 2009-2014 Z12 Nissan cube is a funky design that I appreciate. It’s one of the few cars that I can think of that has some asymmetrical bits on the tailgate. The boxy design also ties into its model name with a witty poke of fun at the design.

This example takes the play on the model name even further with a Rubik’s cube wrap on the front end.

I am not sure if this is a running example or not. By the leafy evidence, it has been sitting around under a tree. It’s a witty take on the model name yet again from the owner of this Cube. It made me chuckle, and I hope it makes you smile too!

The first and second generation of the cube (the Z10, and Z11) were not sold in the US market, but this third generation is a very close example of a JDM kei car sold stateside for a few years. Of course, kei cars are truly JDM, and this is a close relative.


Related CC reading:

CC Capsule: Cube Squared, and Squares Cubed – A Look At The Near-Forgotten Nissan Cube

Vintage Review: 2009 Nissan Cube – Cubism Meets Dali