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Striking new soft-top Murano will “surprise a lot of people”
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20 October 2010

Nissan will launch its quirky Murano CrossCabriolet at the Los Angeles motor show next month.

Set to reach showrooms in early 2011, the CrossCabriolet will be the world’s first crossover convertible, according to Nissan.

Sales and marketing boss Brian Carolin said the CrossCabriolet is “not going to be a volume car” rather an image builder for the brand. He added its looks would “surprise a lot of people”.

Read the first drive of the new Nissan Murano

Nissan dealers were given a preview of the CrossCabriolet in the summer. Comments from insiders who have seen the concept noted it was “kind of unusual”, while another said “it actually looks better with the top down, than up”. Most agreed that the reaction from consumers will be divided.

Also confirmed for LA is Nissan’s new saloon concept, the Ellure, which promises “innovation in traditional saloon design”, although Nissan wouldn’t confirm whether it previewed a replacement for a Primera or made use of the firm’s electric technology.

Alex Kersten

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frarob 21 October 2010

Re: Nissan plans Murano cabriolet

Polarizing, and that's a good and bad thing for automakers. Discussion is that - people will talk about it. I for one believe it will be abysmal. I don't like crossovers, and the Murano is one of the least appealing from an aesthetic vantage point. It will generate talk about Nissan, and maybe sell some compacts and mid range sedans. If I wanted an open top 4x4, I'd buy a Jeep, or a vintage 88.

roverfan1984 21 October 2010

Re: Nissan plans Murano cabriolet

Scandinavian wrote:
Sounds good to me. To combine the best sides of both types can't be a bad idea. And I believe it's going to look great! The only down side is that it probably will be too expensive for me. I think Nissan is the new Citroen. Only more reliable.

I agree, & maybe if it goes well they will bring out a smaller version- I think a Juke cabriolet would actually be pretty cool, although I am sure many people will disagree with me there! Lol... & there must be buyers out there, for example all the people that used to buy soft-top Vitaras etc (& they used to sell quite well) dont really have anything similar to buy these days...

Scandinavian 21 October 2010

Re: Nissan plans Murano cabriolet

Sounds good to me. To combine the best sides of both types can't be a bad idea. And I believe it's going to look great! The only down side is that it probably will be too expensive for me. I think Nissan is the new Citroen. Only more reliable.

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