Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
The idea behind the CrossCabriolet was straightforward. Nissan realized that SUVs were becoming luxurious and people were seeking a more personalized product. They wanted to go a step further and present a convertible SUV. It would have all the advantages of an SUV in terms of ride height, comfort and usability.
Yet it would also have all the luxury and open-air feel of a convertible. Nissan wasn’t afraid that nobody tried that idea before. So, in 2011 they presented the CrossCabriolet they based on their popular Murano SUV. Despite the almost bespoke nature of this car and dependable Nissan technology, the CrossCabriolet flopped.
Apparently, there wasn’t a market for SUV convertibles at the moment. But, who knows, maybe there will be in the future. Even so, car fans should recognize the CrossConvertible as a first of its kind. Someday, the surviving examples will be highly desirable and pricey.