"Rear seat occupants, of which there can only be two..." That quote is enough not to consider it for an SUV.
You're so right on this one!! When I saw it at the Detroit Auto show, I thought to myself finally a nice "tossable" little SUV perfect for me - with loads of power, loads of luxury all the ruggedness I could desire coupled with the reliability and quality that comes from the "land of the rising sun" - but then I saw the specs, especially the width and ran away from it as fast as my legs would carry me - I think the specs indicated that it's width was identical or a half inch or so less than the MDX - It looked deceptively small from the outside (from a distance)renov8r said:
Width looks MDX-like (or greater -- run Vic).
Actually, the tide is turning and now Nissan is having to rescue Renault (Nissan's profit and market cap are now higher than Renault's - today's WSJ)Acura3 said:Since the French have taken command of Nissan/Infinity, the product coming out is giving Acura a run for the Japanese luxury performance honors...
Nissan Intends to Return A Favor to Its French Ally
By SCOTT MILLER AND TODD ZAUN
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
For three years, Kazumasa Katoh, then head of Nissan Motor Corp.'s power-train operations, watched with growing admiration as Renault SA saved his company. First the French propped up the near-bankrupt auto maker with a five-billion-euro cash infusion, then they set about orchestrating a turnaround that has been nothing short of spectacular.
Now Mr. Katoh is trying to return the favor. Last May he moved to Paris to take over the power-train unit at Renault. It meant leaving his family behind in Tokyo and living in a country where he hardly spoke a word of the language and was afraid to drive his company car for fear of getting lost. But Mr. Katoh is pursuing a goal: to show the 3,000 Frenchmen he oversees how Nissan builds some of the best engines in the industry......
Five passenger seating only. And that's not even how they're marketing it:hansm-X said:Also look at the 2003 NISSAN MURANO to be unveiled at the NY Auto Show on Mar 30:
-- appears to be the cousin of the FX45 albeit with a Pathfinder 3.5 VQ engine (?). I wonder if this will be a 7 seater?