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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet - Click above for slightly higher-res image

Yep, it's real. Nissan has 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 Volkswagen 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 droptop 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...

[Source: Nissan via Facebook]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Whether Nissan is right or wrong for doing this I have a feeling that they will sell every one of these things.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought this car would be a horror-show. Amazingly, it's not. I actually rather like it.

      I fear it will cost near $40,000, but other than the price, they did what I never could imagine they could do in anything near an attractive look. Well done, Nissan!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's actually not that hideous, but it's still useless.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not practical but fun!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still don't think it's hideous.
        • 4 Years Ago
        agreed. I have absolutely no interest in ever owning one, but it actually looks sort of ok... which surprises me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I cant believe this, but I like it better than the traditional Murano, albeit I don't like the regular Murano a lot, but its proportions almost lend them selves better to this vehicle. It's like a city jeep wrangler.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It doesn't look as bad as I pictured. Honda, take note for the next Crosstour! Side note: I saw a new Juke the other day, and it stood out in (surprisingly) a good way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stands out from the bland cars on the roads.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, what? I blacked out when you said "convertible SUV."
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is brilliant! Is kind of chickie though, but I do see lots of old people buying them in Florida. Why sit low in a regular convertible? People hate cars so this is perfect.

      I would have liked to see a Juke convertible!!!, but this is still good.

      A Juke convertible would have been perfect though!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not really sure what to think of it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is really interesting. It works, but in some strange kind of way. I cant imagine sales will be through the roof (Pun intended?). Instead it will be more of a niche market car, which might be all it needs to guarantee a second generation or get other automakers to give it a shot.
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