Sometimes there’s a reason why a niche is ‘new’ and perhaps other companies have considered and then dismissed it from their box of good ideas. Occasionally completely new segments can succeed, take Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW’s X6 or Smart’s ForTwo for example, but sometimes those left-field ideas are supposed to remain just that – ideas.

Nissan disagrees however and has revealed the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible in the run up to the LA Auto Show later this week

The Murano CrossCabriolet delivers the open-air benefits of a convertible while extending the versatility of the Murano SUV. With room for four adults, space for golf bags or luggage (even with the top down), and a premium level interior, Nissan are claiming that the Murano CrossCabriolet represents a breakthrough in concept and design.

The Murano CrossCabriolet is set to go on sale in early 2011, presumably targeted at the US market only.

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Steve Davies

Steve is an investor, private equity advisor and former Partner at KPMG, PwC and Bain.   Most importantly he's a life-long car enthusiast, mountain biker and active sports enthusiast. He designs and builds technology platforms and is the architect behind Transmission.

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