Our coverage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, kicks off this weekend, and to get you pumped up for the biggest and baddest mobile showcase of the year, we're offering up a preview of what's in store in a new Inside Scoop. While we expect some interesting unveilings from Nokia, Sony, LG and other major mobile players, one of the hottest news items so far is the rumored announcement of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung. In this week's Top 5, we're rounding up some of the features we're dying to see in the new … Read more
Cruising down the freeway in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet, I took the opportunity to contemplate the meaning of luxury. The car afforded me plenty of time to ponder, as its adaptive cruise control handled the pedal work and its steering-assist system helped maintain its position in the lane.
Looking at the design and materials surrounding me in the cabin, I noted the significant use of real metal for the vents, buttons, and even some of the speaker grilles. A bright little analog clock sat in the center of the stack, a cue that spoke of tradition. Further evoking tradition … Read more
I like the Citroen DS3. It's a happy little car, it looks good and with the right engine under the hood it goes pretty well, too. The only thing that irks me is its lack of useable cup holders. You do get one, but it's shallower than Paris Hilton and therefore useless. Oh, and some of the plastics are a bit shiny. As an alternative to a Mini it's a winner for many though. Presumably they don't like coffee.
Citroen, in 2013, decided to give the DS3 some extra headroom and created the Cabriolet. Rather than … Read more
It wasn't the first convertible crossover to reach production, but I was hoping that the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet would be the last. Unfortunately, Land Rover will also be peeling back the top of its own Range Rover Evoque crossover at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show next week.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible will feature a power retractable cloth top with a glass rear window pane. A Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) protects passengers in the event of a rollover by instantaneously popping up roll hoops behind the rear passengers when the vehicle senses that it's about to roll. … Read more
You either love this thing, or go away shaking your head.
The Murano CrossCabriolet has "Real Housewives of Orange County" written all over its tall, pudgy rump. But if you've always wanted your crossover with a splash of sun and wind in your hair, this may be your ride. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
Also, check out CNET's full review of the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. … Read more
Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador, BMW Connected Drive, and the Alfa Romeo 4C are just a few of our favorites from Geneva that we cover this week.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 206 SHOW NOTES Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Ferrari FF Alfa Romeo 4C 2012 VW Golf Cabriolet And even more CNET coverage of Geneva 2011
The Golf cabriolet was just one of those semi-iconic cars. The along came the New Beetle and later the EOS and VW figured there was no place for the Golf Cab. Brian Cooley wonders what they were thinking as he takes you for a walk around the best looking, most appealing open VW of them all.
The Rabbit/Golf Cabriolet was semi-iconic for some 23 years. Now it's being readied for a return, looking slick and less quirky. Brian Cooley takes you for a walk around during the new Cab's debut at Geneva.
We'd just gotten the seared afterimage of the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet to fade from our retinas, and today Nissan releases more information about the vehicle that it is calling the first-ever all-wheel drive, crossover-based convertible.
You may remember the CrossCabriolet's 2010 LA Auto Show reveal, where we learned of the Murano-based convertible. Now we have pricing. According to Nissan's Web site, a 2011 Murano CrossCabriolet will start at $46,390 plus an $800 destination charge. That base price technically makes the CrossCabriolet the second most-expensive Nissan-badged vehicle that money can buy (the technicality being that, with options, … Read more
When we took a sneak peek at the world's first all-wheel drive crossover convertible, we knew that its looks would be polarizing. Now fully unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan's Murano CrossCabriolet has us scratching our heads. Is it a brilliant creation of a new vehicle segment or an experiment in packaging gone horribly wrong?
As we already knew, Nissan started with its Murano crossover, which featured the automaker's 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission sending power through an all-wheel drive system. The crossover featured a high driving position, … Read more