Nissan has dropped the base price of the Murano CrossCabriolet convertible crossover SUV for the 2012 model year. The 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet starts at $44,540, which is a decrease of $1,850 compared with the 2011 model.

“Murano sales are down, and even though CrossCabriolet sales aren't broken out from the rest of the line, we suspect the model hasn't caught fire in the marketplace to the degree Nissan wants it to,” Autoblog reports.

The convertible Murano costs significantly more than the base 2012 Murano, which starts at $29,290. The Murano CrossCabriolet is basically the same as the top-of-the-line, $39,900, non-convertible, all-wheel drive V6 Murano LE, and for an extra $4,640, buyers get a convertible body style and an automatic cloth convertible top.

The CrossCabriolet carries over into 2012 largely unchanged, except for a new paint color and the removal of an interior feature.

“For the 2012 model year, the advanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System is now available as a standalone option and one new exterior color, Pearl White, has been added,” Nissan says in a statement.

Kicking Tires notes that the Murano CrossCabriolet’s $1,850 price decrease for 2012 is solely related to the navigation system. “However, while Nissan doesn't state it in its announcement, the price change is due to removing the standard navigation package and making it an $1,850 option,” Kicking Tires reports.

Since the Murano CrossCabriolet is not a hot seller, shoppers should be able to negotiate a discount on its price. Check our Nissan page to see what buyers in your area are paying for new Nissan vehicles.

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