Drop-top Drivers Can Now Bring Along 2 Bags of Luggage and their Golf Bags
The world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible, delivers the open-air exhilaration of a convertible while extending the versatility of the Murano in exciting new ways. With room for four adults, space for golf bags or luggage (even with the top down), and a premium level interior, the Murano CrossCabriolet represents a breakthrough in concept and design. Set to go on sale in early 2011.
Insider sources close to the project say the 2011 Murano convertible will be produced in limited numbers, and will be targeted at empty-nesters who need room to carry the grandkids, but still want something fun. But the kids will need to pack light, as the current Murano offers just 31.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and the convertible mechanism will certainly cut into that space.
Although retractable hardtops are gaining in popularity, the Murano will stick with a more traditional soft top to keep weight down. Less heft should help keep fuel economy similar to the Murano’s current 21 mpg combined city/highway rating, as the 265-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) used in the 2009 Murano is expected to remain. We also expect front- or all-wheel drive to be available.
World Debut – Nov. 17th at the Los Angeles Auto Show