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Old 11-14-10, 11:02 AM   #1
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2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet revealed on Facebook


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Yep, it's real. Nissan just unveiled the 2011 Murano CrossCabriolet on its Facebook page. Incredibly, it's not nearly as much of a horror show as we'd feared. The transition to two-door form isn't so bad at all, and we're pleased to see that there's no Golf Cabrio-style basket handle. Still... weird. But hey, props to Nissan for having the guts to do some different things lately. First the Juke, now this.

In the photo caption, Nissan says the ragtop Murano "delivers the open-air exhilaration of a convertible while
extending the versatility of the Murano in exciting new ways." Okay. Apparently, there's room for golf bags with the top up or down, too. This'll be interesting to see in greater detail, which we'll be doing this week in person at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Stay tuned...

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/11/14/n...d-on-facebook/
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What would something like this be used for?
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Better looking than I was expecting
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Shocked, frankly, at how good this looks. I think it'll find a very successful niche to be honest.
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What would something like this be used for?
suicide what else
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What would something like this be used for?
The same thing that a regular Murano would be used for except it has a convertible option? just a hunch.

Interesting concept, I like it
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The same thing that a regular Murano would be used for except it has a convertible option? just a hunch.

Interesting concept, I like it
Not a concept.

It's for real. It's a production model.


If you're looking for a convertible that has plenty of space for four people (have you seen the backseats of most convertibles lately?!?) AND cargo, it does the job. But since it lacks the sportiness of a canyon cutter, I doubt that this niche vehicle is gonna sell in mass quantities...
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I want to see more pictures.
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Lets see
Cube
Rouge
Juke
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Murano convertible puke bag
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Well built? Seems so. The ugliest SUV lineup around? By far. The Cube is the best looking here!

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The same thing that a regular Murano would be used for except it has a convertible option? just a hunch.

Interesting concept, I like it
Right... that makes sense...

You are comparing an SUV with actual cargo capacity, a roof you can mount a rack onto, and the convenience of moving people since it has 4 doors to a 2 door, no cargo, no sport piece of metal with wheels.
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looks fine to me.

not for real men, but the chicks are gonna eat this one up
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Might some new records for cowl shake.
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Is there a demand for a thing like this? I mean it looks fine but who will be and what will the price be like , a fully optioned Murano already runs above $41k could only imagine what this will be.
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Two problems:
1) The answer to a question no one asked. The looks won't be the problem. It's role and usage will be.

2) Can you say teenage-cheerleading-rollover-nightmare?
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Two problems:
1) The answer to a question no one asked. The looks won't be the problem. It's role and usage will be.

2) Can you say teenage-cheerleading-rollover-nightmare?
It's clear what Nissan is doing here. They already have a full lineup of products that "answers all the questions everyone asks". That is not the point of this vehicle. Obviously they are trying to create a new niche of products which separates them from Toyota, Honda, and the rest. There is nothing wrong with that. Clearly, they are not going to sell 20,000 of these per month. That is not the objective with this kind of product. But for those who have unusual taste and are looking for something a bit different, models like this and the Juke, Leaf, etc, answers the questions that THOSE buyers ask.

For a brand like Acura to offer a niche product like this (**cough cough ZDX cough cough**), it would be a joke (as they do not currently have a full product lineup). But why does Nissan or any full line automaker have to always play it safe and stick with the status quo of socially acceptable vehicles?

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