2012 Mitsubishi Endeavor -- No Change
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander -- Minor Updates
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport -- Minor Updates
2012 Nissan Armada -- No Change
2012 Nissan Frontier -- Minor Updates
2012 Nissan Juke -- Minor Updates
2012 Nissan Murano -- Minor Updates
2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
The 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is said to be the world's first all-wheel drive crossover convertible. According to Nissan, it melds the "sophistication of a sedan" with the "utility of a sport utility." Rigidity had to be upped to compensate for the loss of its B-pillars, so the A-pillars gained significant reinforcement. To keep the standard model's profile, the cabrio's two doors are 7.9 inches longer than the standard Murano's front doors. Its canvas roof (available in either black or light brown) employs a glass window for improved longevity. The automaker's versatile 3.5-liter V-6 powers all four wheels. It's rated at 265 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque and mated to an Xtronic CVT gearbox. Expect it summer of 2011.
2012 Nissan NV
Nissan's foray into the North American commercial van market looks promising thus far. When it debuts later this year, the NV (Nissan Van) will be available in three trim levels with either a standard or High Roof option, powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 or 5.6-liter V-8. We hear a passenger version will also be added to the mix. Look out, Transit Connect and Sprinter.
2012 Nissan Pathfinder -- No Change
2012 Nissan Quest -- Minor Updates
2012 Nissan Rogue -- Minor Updates
2012 Nissan Titan -- No Change
2012 Nissan Xterra -- No Change
Porsche is mum so far about its upcoming compact crossover, other than an announcement that it is building it and that its name is a "working title." Expect Cayenne junior to be positioned as a gateway vehicle to attract younger customers to the Porsche brand, a la Boxster. You can also expect it to outsell the 911 and be loathed by Porschephiles, a la Panamera.
2012 Porsche Cayenne -- Minor Changes