Nissan shows all-new 2015 Murano in the Big Apple - w/video

Nissan took the wraps off of the all-new Murano premium crossover just in time for the New York Auto Show. The Murano has always been a high-style premium CUV and the 2015 model takes style to the next level (for a crossover). Personally, I like what I see so far and let's hope that the Murano is previewing Nissan's new corporate grille (see pic after the jump). The interior design is what Nissan describes as a "social lounge feel through features such as the refined lower-height instrument panel, wide center console, advanced NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seating, and the airy atmosphere created by the large windows and oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof." Available technology features include NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 8-inch color display with multi-touch control, 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system, and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. Murano flavors include S, SV, SL and Platinum variants. The Murano continues with Nissan's popular 3.5-liter V6, with front or available all-wheel drive. The CVT is probably back but many (me included) wish that Nissan would return to regular automatics or invest in fuel-efficient dual-clutch transmissions. The new 2015 Murano is a looker and leads the Nissan crossover charge. The 2015 Murano will be at your dealer late this year. More info, pics, and video are available after the jump.

Source: Nissan - Press release and video after the "read more" jump.


Press Release:
2015 Nissan Murano resets the standard in the midsize crossover segment with breakthrough design, premium interior and purposeful technology

  • Third generation of Nissan's popular flagship crossover symbolizes Nissan's design-led product and brand renaissance
  • Murano styling delivers bold Resonance Concept's refined intensity exterior and social lounge interior
  • Carries forward new Nissan design direction with V-Motion front end, boomerang lights, floating roof treatment and efficient aerodynamics
  • All-new Murano arrives in Nissan showrooms in late 2014
Nissan today provided an early look at the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano prior to its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The official reveal takes place on Wednesday, April 16th at a press conference at New York's Jacob Javits Center. The dramatic new Murano will be on display to the public at the show from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 27, 2014.

While the Nissan Murano has always stood out from ordinary crossovers with its refined yet daring and futuristic design, the new third-generation Murano kicks it up many notches with its concept car-like styling, premium interior and advanced, purposeful technology.

"Murano owners live in an environment – home, work and car – that is beautiful, well-designed and efficiently run. They are social and embrace technology," said Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Chief Planning Officer (CPLO) of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "The new Murano had to embrace all of these values, while also taking a major leap forward in terms of its 'Wow' factor."


As the halo vehicle for Nissan's expanding range of bold crossovers and SUVs, the latest Murano also expresses a new Nissan design direction – including its V-motion front end, LED boomerang lights and the unique "floating" roof.

The breakthrough exterior design carries into the interior, which offers an engaging social lounge feel through features such as the refined lower-height instrument panel, wide center console, advanced NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seating, and the airy atmosphere created by the large windows and oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof.

Available technology features include NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 8-inch color display with multi-touch control, 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system, and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.

Responsive driving is provided by a standard 3.5-liter DOHC V6 connected to an advanced Xtronic transmission. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or Intuitive All-Wheel Drive.

Available safety and security systems include Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Forward Emergency Braking. The new Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) system utilizes radar to detect a moving vehicle behind the Murano approaching from either side of the parking space.

The 2015 Nissan Murano will be offered in four grade levels when it goes on sale in late 2014: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Each is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

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About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

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