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Nissan's oddball Murano

2010-11-16 08:04

NEW NICHE: This Murano could polarise the Nissan loyal.

We hoped that the “confirmation” in August this year that Nissan would be building a soft-top Murano was a joke, but alas…

Described as the “world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible”, the Murano CrossCabriolet certainly seems a little out of place.

The convertible is designed to merge the versatility of the Murano with the freedom of the open air, but it only seats four. It does however, according to Nissan, afford ample space for golf bags or luggage, even with the top down.

The Murano CrossCabriolet is being shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show and goes on sale in the US from early 2011.

Earlier, in announcing its plan to build the new Murano derivative, Nissan said the convertible would be seen as a brand builder, and not a volume seller, for the company.

Nissan SA told Wheels24 on Tuesday that the Murano CrossCabriolet will not be introduced to South Africa.
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