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2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet At A Glance

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2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

Representing not just a new car but also a new genre, the innovative 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet breaks new ground as the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible. With an extraordinarily engineered fully automatic cloth convertible top with rear glass skylight that folds to about the size of a 2-seat roadster top, the Murano CrossCabriolet offers ample room for four adults and plenty of cargo space with the top up or down.

Along with the innovative top design, the stylish exterior includes standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights, front fog lights, LED taillights and heated outside mirrors. The CrossCabriolet also offers the high ground clearance of a Murano for easy ingress and egress, and enhanced driver visibility.

Inside, the luxurious interior starts with the foundation of the top-of-the-line Murano LE AWD and takes it to the next level of standard features and convenience. Premium materials are used throughout, with standard leather-appointed seats, unique wood-tone trim tuned to match each of three available interior colors (Black, Cashmere and Camel), and available premium diagonally quilted, double-stitched pattern leather-appointed seating.

Every CrossCabriolet also comes with a standard Nissan Hard-Drive Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box® hard drive, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Bose® premium audio system, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.

The Murano CrossCabriolet offers a no-compromise drivetrain, shared with the all-wheel drive hardtop Murano – starting with the proven “D” platform (also utilized on Maxima and Altima sedans) and standard 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 producing 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a second-generation Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) for sporty response and smoothness. Also standard is an intuitive all-wheel drive system.

The Murano CrossCabriolet’s lightweight 4-wheel independent suspension features MacPherson struts in front, a multi-link rear design, cradle-type front subframe and front and rear stabilizer bars. Also utilized are dual-flow path shock absorbers for responsiveness and reduced ride harshness. Every CrossCabriolet comes with 20-inch split 5-spoke titanium finish aluminum-alloy wheels with P235/55R20 Toyo Proxes A20 all-season tires.

Standard Murano CrossCabriolet safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags, door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, front seat Active Head Restraints, and Pop-up Roll Bar System.

It is available in one fully equipped model, the Murano CrossCabriolet AWD, and is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in early 2011.

Highlights of the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

Body

  • 2-door crossover convertible, with uniquely designed body structure from the A-pillar rearward, including additional body reinforcements (versus the Murano)
  • High ground clearance for easy ingress and egress and enhanced driver visibility
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon projector headlights with auto on/off function, front fog lights
  • Nissan 370Z-inspired LED taillights
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers, chrome door handles
  • Body-colored dual power/heated outside mirrors
  • Rear window defroster with timer
  • Six exterior colors: unique colors Sunset Bronze and Caribbean, plus Merlot, Platinum Graphite, Super Black and Pearl White
Convertible Top

  • Low-profile cloth soft-top designed to maintain Murano’s sleek silhouette
  • Fully automatic top operation with power latch
  • Operation switches on center console and driver’s door handle
  • Unique rear skylight provides open feeling for rear seat occupants when top is up
  • Two top colors – sporty Black or warm Light Brown
Engine and Driveline

  • 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 producing 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque
  • Twin Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), twin knock sensor, low exhaust pressure, 10.3:1 compression ratio, 6,000 rpm redline
  • Second-generation Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) for sporty response and smoothness – utilizes an advanced, sport-tuned controller with adaptive logic for driving comfort or driving performance as conditions require
  • Standard intuitive all-wheel drive system that connects the VDC system, yaw sensors, wheel slip sensors and steering angle sensors to the AWD system to distribute torque according to driving conditions
Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Proven “D” platform (also utilized on Maxima, Altima and Murano) designed to provide improved stiffness for reduced levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) over the previous Murano design, as well as responsive handling and ride comfort
  • Lightweight 4-wheel independent suspension (independent strut front, multi-link rear) featuring extensive use of aluminum components, cradle-type front subframe and front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Dual flow path shock absorbers for responsiveness and reduced ride harshness
  • Twin-orifice vehicle-speed-sensitive power-assisted steering
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and G-sensor
  • Standard 20-inch split 5-spoke titanium finish aluminum-alloy wheels with P235/55R20 Toyo Proxes A20 all-season tires
Interior Features

  • Luxurious and elegant feeling; curved, sculpted lines throughout the interior
  • Leather-appointed seating in choice of Black, Cashmere or Camel
  • Available premium diagonally quilted leather-appointed seat and door trim
  • Unique wood grain interior trim tuned to each interior color
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • 8-way power heated driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • 4-way manual front passenger seat with easy entry function
  • Passenger seat easy entry release button on instrument panel for driver access
  • Driver and front passenger seatback pockets
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition
  • Standard Nissan Hard-Drive Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box® hard drive and XM NavTraffic® (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
  • RearView Monitor
  • 2-position driver’s seat memory system for seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
  • Bose® AM/FM/CD audio system with 8 speakers including subwoofer, automatic audio adjustment for soft-top position, Integrated Interface System for iPod®
  • Speed-sensitive volume control and auxiliary audio input jack
  • Standard XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • Power front windows with one-touch up/down and auto-reverse feature
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • 7-inch color display for audio, climate control, fuel economy, maintenance and comfort and convenience systems
  • Highly functional storage systems, including a two-tier lockable center console storage box with fold-out function, cell phone holder, dual seatback pockets
  • Fine Vision gauges and driver instrumentation with white backlighting, illuminated steering wheel controls
  • Four cupholders
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Cruise control with illuminated steering wheel mounted switches
  • Front door map pockets
Safety

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor
  • Door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Vehicle Security System (VSS)
  • Dual Pop-up Roll Bars
Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in one extremely well-equipped model: Murano CrossCabriolet AWD
  • Assembled in Kyushu, Japan

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