Nissan Announces 2009 cube(R) Starting Price of $13,990, Along With New Krom Model and Accessories Program

February 11, 2009

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nissan North America, Inc.
(Nasdaq: NSANY) (NNA) today announced that the all-new 2009 Nissan cube(R) 1.8
will feature a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of
$13,990 when it goes on sale in early May. Nissan also debuted a specialty
vehicle model — the cube 1.8 Krom(TM). The new cube Krom, developed by NNA’s
new Specialty Vehicles Group, features exclusive exterior and interior
treatments, elevating cube’s unique styling to a sportier, more aggressive
dimension. The 2009 Nissan cube(R) will now be offered in four versions, cube
1.8, cube 1.8 S, cube 1.8 SL and cube 1.8 Krom.

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In addition, Nissan announced that the cube(R) will be available with more
than 40 individual accessories, ranging from a unique 20-color interior
illumination kit and “shag carpeting” instrument panel inserts to aerodynamic
body kits and custom 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels — allowing cube owners to
personalize their vehicles to reflect their own tastes and personalities.

A new “Reserve Your cube(R)” program, which allows consumers to research
and reserve the cube of their choice, will begin later in the month, following
the release of complete cube model and option package pricing.

Exclusive Nissan cube(R) Krom(TM) Model

While every 2009 Nissan cube makes a bold statement against the backdrop
of look-alike entry-level vehicles, the cube Krom is a standout with exclusive
exterior and interior treatments designed to add character without
overwhelming the innovative cube design. The cube Krom starts with the
extensive list of cube 1.8 S model standard features, then adds a 3-bar chrome
grille, 2-bar chrome front bumper grille, fully integrated front and rear
fascias, body side sills, unique rear roof spoiler, exclusive 16-inch
aluminum-alloy wheels and Krom rear emblem.

Inside, the cube(R) Krom(TM) offers Bluetooth(R) Hands-free Phone System,
leather-wrapped steering wheel, woven black and gray seat cloth, an upgraded
audio system with six speakers and Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, Interface
System for iPod(R), Titanium interior trim accents, sporty aluminum trimmed
pedals, Automatic Temperature Control, interior illumination system and more.

Like every cube model, the cube Krom offers unexpected power and ease of
driving provided by an advanced 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC inline 4-
cylinder with a projected fuel economy of 30 mpg Highway. The cube Krom comes
with a standard new-generation Nissan Xtronic CVT(TM) (Continuously Variable
Transmission) for good acceleration response, smooth operation and fuel

“The cube(R) Krom(TM) is unmistakable. With its unique exterior treatments
and interior enhancements, it takes the already standout cube and raises the
‘cool’ factor even more,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general
manager, Nissan Division, NNA. “For those consumers that love the cube but
are looking for a little something extra, the cube Krom offers that and then

The cube Krom was developed by Nissan North America’s Specialty Vehicle
Group, which also developed the sporty Nissan NISMO 350Z. Krom models are
converted in a unique area of the cube assembly facility.

A “Personalized” Approach to Accessories

Inside and out, the new Nissan cube(R) offers an inspiring canvas for
personalization. A centerpiece of the new cube appeal is its “social space”
interior that offers room for five in a lounge-like comfort. Along with its
open occupant space, “floating meter pod” driver’s area and “lounge sofa”
style sliding and reclining rear bench seat, the cube interior is available
with a long list of innovative accessories.

Among the items designed to accentuate cube unique design approach are
“shag dash topper” instrument panel inserts, which fit into the top center of
the instrument panel; “Front Door Bungees,” which are colorful elastic straps
that slip into cutouts on the door armrests to secure items such as maps and
photos; and an Interior Illumination Kit, which provides a changeable 20-color
palette of accent lighting under the instrument panel and in the center
console cupholder.

Other interior accessories include illuminated stainless kick plates,
drilled stainless pedal covers, rear cargo area organizer and interior trim
appliques available in four body-matching colors and a sleek, carbon fiber
look. Exterior accessories include a front chin spoiler, rear underspoiler,
side body sills, rear roof spoiler, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, nose mask,
side window deflectors, vehicle cover and fog lights.

For added convenience, a number of accessories have been grouped into
special packages — the Interior Designer Package, the Interior Illumination
Package and the Ginormous Package, featuring a range of items including the
aero body kit, interior accent lighting and interior appliques.

“Enthusiasm is building for cube(R) — it’s unique, it’s fun, it’s
functional, and it makes being ‘square’ hip again,” said Castignetti.
“Consumers in the market are excited about a product like this. If you take
the cube distinctive styling, utility, and efficiency and add a starting MSRP
of $13,990, it’s easy to see why.”

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling,
engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the
environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are
reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling.
More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan
and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and

* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title and license fees. Dealer sets
actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.

**cube(R) and Krom(TM) are trademarks and registered trademarks of Nissan
Motor Co., Ltd.

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.

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