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It was late in 2007 when Audi lifted the veil on the Cross Cabriolet concept. And it seemed absurd then. First of all, Audi only had the gigantic Q7 in its crossover range then, and Nissan had yet to offer its own CrossCabriolet. Several years on, that drop-top Murano is on the open market and Audi has expanded its line-up with the Q3 and Q5. And suddenly the notion of a drop-top CUV from Audi... well, it still seems pretty silly, but maybe not quite as much.

Now, word has it that Audi could be considering at least a limited run of Q5 Cross Cabrios. If production, as sources suggest, were limited to around 5,000 units, the contract could go to an independent coachbuilder rather than trying to fit the square peg of a niche model into the round hole of a mass-production automaker. In typical Audi style, Quattro all-wheel drive, a variety of TFSI and TDI engines and a fabric roof would likely be part of the mix. And while we may very well be getting ahead of ourselves, that's what people said before Audi and its German compatriots started busting segments with their ever-expanding model lines.

[Source: autoblog.nl]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh good, the world needs more look at me, I'm a douche bag cars.
      Tippy Dobbs
      • 4 Years Ago
      Over the last few years, I've definitely become an Audi fan, but I won't be for much longer if they create this. I do not want an orange German version of the PT Cruiser convertible...in fact I can't even put into words how much I do not want this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Guys... yesterday was May 1st... not April
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like a regular convertible sedan, except at a 1.5x scale and extremely ugly
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Murano Cross-Cabrio looked terrible in pictures, but looked much better in real life at the auto show. People were all over it. I think there may be room in the segment for Audi as well, maybe that would lower the Nissan's price a bit from the $46,900 they are asking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      oh god no.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't do it Audi!! Don't do it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Barry Kushner
      • 4 Years Ago
      6 months to get a Q5 at full MSRP due to supposed capacity issues and they can squeeze in factory time for this abortion?
      • 4 Years Ago
      And you people thought the hatchback SUV trend was bad!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I blame Nissan for starting this atrocity!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, a PT Cruiser convertible! /whuuuut?
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