The new Murano will come lighter than the previous model, due to the use of aluminum for building the car’s body, as well as with a slightly changed exterior and interior design, and improved performance. The latest addition to the Nissan’s Murano model lineup is eagerly expected by all the crossover SUV fans throughout the world. All in all, the 2016 Nissan Murano is expected to hit the market even hotter than before, and it will definitely be at the top of its class.
2016 Nissan Murano Changes
As far as the exterior design is concerned, the 2016 Nissan Murano will come with a more aggressive look, but it will also be more elegant and more modern than the previous model. At the front end, this SUV will be equipped with wider and lower boomerang shaped, LED headlights, and a steeper windshield than before. Furthermore, the new bumper will also have bigger air intakes, while the grille comes more futuristic looking, and surrounded with a massive chrome V shaped accent. The profile will receive a new chrome side skirt, and the company also offers a new set of 18-inch wheels. At the back, backlights are designed to match the front lights, while the look of the back bumper is F1 inspired.
When taking a look at the interior of the 2016 Murano, you will notice that it comes with a huge amount of elegance and luxury, as well as with a lot of the latest tech innovations. The cabin will be upholstered with high quality, light color leather, and chrome highlights, while the seats will provide extreme comfort. As for the tech features, the central console will be fitted with a 7-inch touchscreen display, and an 8-inch one as an option, while the rest of the features include: premium audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control, latest safety systems and much more.
New Nissan Murano 2016 Specs
As for the engine lineup, the new Nissan Murano 2016 is expected to offer a wide range of power units. The first option will be the 3.5 l V6 engine, which can also be found under the hood of the Nissan Maxima model. There is also information regarding the diesel unit that will be joining the engine lineup. The expected engine is the 2.0 l 4-cylinder dCi. The hybrid system will likewise be available for the 2016 Murano model, and it will come as a combination of a 2.5 l 4-cylinder engine and a 15 kW electric motor. This combination will be able to generate a combined output of 260 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. As for the drive configuration, the new model will come with FWD as standard, while AWD will be offered as optional. Regarding the transmission, the vehicle will be equipped with an automatic CVT.
2016 Nissan Murano Price and Release date
The price of the 2016 Nissan Murano is expected to be around $30,000. With its base price it cost significantly less than some luxury crossovers such as Lexus RX, Cadillac SRX and BMW X5, but its main competitor on SUV market should be Ford Edge. The new Nissan Murano 2016 will be available in January 2016.