The new Murano CrossCabriolet is unlike anything on the road. We're split on whether that's a good thing or not.

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Starting with the Murano crossover, Nissan has chopped the top and ended up with with...well, we're not sure what to call it.

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Out back, the CrossCabriolet features handsome boomerang tail lamps, but the C-pillars look a bit abruptly chopped for our tastes.

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The CrossCabriolet's interior will be familiar to anyone who has seen a fully loaded Murano.

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Power comes from Nissan's V-6 engine and is output through all four wheels.

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Nissan plans to put the CrossCabriolet into production--and fast--with the first example hitting showroom floors in early 2011.

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The thing about the CrossCabriolet is that its scale is difficult to convey in photos. Here we have the massive convertible next to the well over 6-foot Brian Cooley--makes him look a bit teeny.

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