Nissan to end production of two models

Nissan executives have decided to end production of their Cube and Murano CrossCabriolet at the end of this model year. Lindsay Chappell at Automotive News has the info.

Nissan believed it had a chance to stimulate young consumers with a boxy subcompact that made up for reduced power with the promise of highway fuel economy topping 30 mpg. But the import never caught on, especially as Nissan in 2012 began rolling out redesigned traditional models with higher fuel economy, including the Versa, Sentra, Altima and Rogue. The Cube's peak annual volume came in 2010, with sales of 22,968.