Nissan gave select New Yorkers an all access pass to some of their latest wares last week at Skylight Studios, a favorite NYC venue of the #3 Japanese automaker. Present were a couple of new-for-2011 models, like the Murano CrossCabriolet and 4th generation Quest minivan, and a concept car, dubbed Ellure (formerly unveiled in LA back in November), that hints at the future of Nissan’s sedan range.
We always enjoy taking in new products. This is especially true when free drinks and miniaturized grilled cheese sandwiches are involved. Futuristic concept cars aside though, the CrossCabriolet really had us talking. The all-new model, heavily based upon its 4-door Murano counterpart, represents the industry’s first drop top crossover. You might be thinking this is the answer to a question nobody was asking, but we think the AWD cabrio adds a sense of adventure and excitement to what has become a suburban grocery getter. It’s a true 4 seasons vehicle…ready for the snow and ice when Winter hits and mere moments away from the sunshine when frost turns to chirping birds and warm weather.
Innovation for all indeed!