With the new N Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, the Japanese want to preserve all the virtues of a convertible, but its conventional disadvantages have weeded out. The Murano CrossCabrio should actually offer space for four adults. There is also a luggage compartment with a volume of 215 liters when the top is open. If the roof is closed, the luggage compartment should swallow up to 350 liters.
Fabric top with double rear window
The standard all-wheel drive of the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet should not only make the four-seater suitable for the boulevard, but also destinations off the road with the roof open make accessible. No, this doesn't just mean the gravel driveway to the golf club.
During the transformation from a closed SUV to an open SUV convertible, the Murano two doors open. The remaining ones increased accordingly in length. In addition, the entire body from the A-pillar was massively stiffened. The fully automatic soft top is lowered electro-hydraulically behind the rear seats at the push of a button. There are also two retractable roll bars lurking here to protect the rear passengers in the event of a rollover. The solution with the two rear windows arranged one above the other is also striking. Idiosyncratic in appearance, the double flick should let plenty of light into the interior even with the convertible top closed.
The further lines of the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet are based on the closed version. The front has been upgraded with standard bi-xenon headlights, the aprons on the convertible come in the body color. The tailgate is limited almost exclusively to the vertical part of the rear end and thus only offers narrow access to the cargo space. The rest of the rear end serves as a firm cover for the convertible top compartment.
The fact that the passengers are not haunted by the storm despite all the openness in the cockpit is thanks to the windshield frame pulled far back and the extremely high belt line. At the same time, the passengers in the storm-free area are caressed by all kinds of luxury. TheThe ambience is determined by leather, precious wood and aluminum applications. The seats are electrically adjustable and heated. A navigation system with a 9.3 GB hard drive is also part of the standard equipment, as is a high-quality audio system and a rear-view camera.
A motor and full equipment
Oh yes, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet can also drive. The well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine provides propulsion with 265 hp and 336 Nm of torque. It transmits its power via a CVT transmission to all four wheels, which are 20 inches in diameter and 235/55 tires.
The safety features include ESP, ABS, a brake assistant, traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system as well as front and side airbags. The other equipment can easily be described with full. The only options are the exterior and top colors. In the USA, the open four-seater with a soft top costs a good $ 46,000 (33,723 euros). However, the convertible should not come to Europe. With a price premium of around 25 percent and without a diesel engine, the world's first SUV convertible cannot be sold in Europe, explained a Nissan spokesman.