WTF Was Nissan Thinking?

wtf was nissan thinking

The newly-restyled Nissan Murano went on sale this week. The good news: the MSRP is $1500 lower than the previous model's. The bad news: someone let Subaru's stylists into Nissan's studios. Apparently pissed they had to give up the "flying vagina" on the B9 Tribeca, they surreptitiously altered the front of Nissan's CUV to show the next evolutionary step in the development of the infamous flying-v. While they were at it, they threw in a bunch of insectoid headlights under creased plastic covers. Then they moved to the rear where they designed a derrière that looks like a WRX hatchback with a fanny lift. The only logical explanation is that Nissan discovered their mischief too late to make any corrections before the planned intro date. At least I hope this wasn't intentional!

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  • Morbo Morbo on Jan 18, 2008

    Another CUV that won’t get me out of my Aztek.

    And there you have it. When an Aztek owners calls a car ugly, It's U-G-L-Y

  • Kjc117 Kjc117 on Jan 18, 2008

    The original Murano was a great balanced design and was going to be a tough act to follow. With this generation Murano it seems the designers tried too hard to improve on last generations design. However, the Murano is not in the same league of "uglyness" as the first generation Tribecca B9 flying "V". Anyone remember Nissan's "Space Van"?

  • SCE to AUX No, until the Board of Directors decides otherwise.Same with sports figures and actors. Don't like it? Then quit buying the product.
  • SCE to AUX Nice proportions and pricing.The Alfa version has a terrible name and a dim future.
  • Matt Posky Absolutely, especially considering that the wealth gap widening to unprecedented levels. I'd go so far as to argue that most upper-level management is grossly overpaid. But companies will continue to spend their fortunes as they see fit and a lot of CEOs will be glad they got paid so much after the board inevitably decides to throw them under the bus. Corporate culture changes over the course of generations, not years.
  • Ajla -If the GLH is destined to be available only through Direct Connection then it is basically never going to exist.-The rumor is that the Compass will also be getting these power trains, which I think could be a big help to that vehicle. I also wouldn't be surprised to see a Jeep version(s) of the Hornalé soon.-The styling of the Hornet is similar to the Charger and Durango which is a little surprising since those vehicles will be gone soon and I thought they might go in a different direction. We'll see what the "eMuscle" car looks like tonight (my guess is a 4-Series Gran coupe with a '70 Charger mask).
  • Master Baiter You probably have to be a POC or LGBTQ+%^#*% run business to qualify for grants.
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