The design of the new third-generation 2015 Murano, according to Nissan execs, is to build on the striking looks of the first-generation Murano while retaining the much-improved interior of the version that’s replaced by this one.
Previewed last year by the Nissan Resonance concept vehicle, it has retained much of that concept’s striking looks. At the front, the grille and air intake continue the Nissan “V-Motion” frontal design, with accent lines in the hood sweeping down to a V-shaped center form outlined in chrome.
Optional toys will include an 8-inch touchscreen, panoramic sunroof plus Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Forward Emergency Braking. There’s also a new Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) system that “utilizes radar to detect a moving vehicle behind the Murano approaching from either side of the parking space.”
At present, the 2015 Nissan Murano has only been announced with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine developing 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. A CVT is standard. Further down the track, Nissan is expected to add a hybrid model…