Murano Convertible to debut in LA
Who sez that there's nothing new under the automotive sun? Nissan has taken our love of the crossover and taken it to the next level. First we had the BMW X6 and the Acura ZDX (let's forget about the Honda Crosstour - please) as the opening salvo into what would become sporty crossovers that weren't just replacements for the SUV and stationwagons. Land Rover is getting into the game with the Range Rover Evoque coupe (although it's not clear if we will see the three-door in the US). Now Nissan is introducing the Murano CrossCabriolet, a convertible CUV that will enter production in 2011. Yes production. I've always liked the looks of the Murano and it does look good as a two-door and I love convertibles, so I guess I'm the target market for the new CrossCabriolet. They won't sell in Miata numbers, but as we age it is tougher to get into low-slung vehicles, so... Anyway, the Boomers are getting older and retiring so maybe the convertible CUV/SUV isn't as off as you might think. And, it doesn't look bad. Now if we could just get a decent transmission in this thing instead of the continuously-variable slush box (CVT). A good six(or more)-speed automatic would be nice. More to come...
Source: Nissan - Very brief press release after the jump.
Press Release: (sorta)