Nissan has officially confirmed that it will be putting the Murano CrossCabriolet into production. No pictures were released with the announcement, thus its first public debut would be at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year.

Meant for the American market, it will be the world’s first “all wheel drive crossover convertible”, with space for four adults and luggage with the top down. There has been no mention of the car being available in any other markets apart from the US, which goes on sale next year.

Brian Carolin, Nissan North America Inc.’s senior vice president for Sales and Marketing said that the convertible is intended as an image vehicle for the Nissan brand. “It’s not going to be a volume car. But there’s a degree of bravery for us to bring out a car like that right now. It will surprise a lot of people.”

Nissan will also be unveiling the next generation Quest, expected to house a 3.7 litre V6 generating up to 300hp and the Nissan Ellure concept sedan. The production version of the Nissan Leaf will also be at the Nissan stands.

Even without pictures, the design will no doubt be slightly strange. When the car was shown to dealers in Las Vegas, some said that it looked better with the top down than up. Do you think this will work? Have you say.