This article deals with the study of some qualitative properties of a cubic autocatalator chemical reaction model. Particularly, we obtain a dynamically consistent cubic autocatalator discrete-time model by applying a nonstandard difference scheme. Analysis of the existence of equilibria and their stability is carried out. It is proved that a continuous system undergoes the Hopf bifurcation at its interior equilibrium, whereas the discrete-time version undergoes Neimark-Sacker bifurcation at its interior fixed point. Moreover, numerical simulation is provided to strengthen our theoretical discussion.