Ever since Nissan announced they were bringing the next generation of their awesome little Scion spanker, the Cube, to the US, I've been periodically scanning the Japanese car web for spy shots. Japan's auto spy photographers must be a timid, manufacturer ass-kissing bunch, because I've found jack.
But now thanks to a commenter at Cars.com's Kicking Tires blog ["Dads Drool Over Wagons", thanks for the mention, David], we may have our first, leaked promotional photo clue. The result looks more Companion Cube than Nissan Cube.
The JDM fanbois at 7tune have a photo of the new K12 Cube
scanned from the Japanese magazine Corism on the Japanese car site Corism snapped at Nissan's big GT 2012 presentation, only they call it a 2008 model. The car's definitely launching domestically first, but it's already 2009 in the factories, isn't it?
I'll give them this much: it does look different from the last Cube we saw in the US, the Denki Cube, the electricity-themed model life extender that turned up at the NY Auto Show last spring.
2008 Nissan Cube (Z12) [7tune.com via cars.com]