2015 Murano Is the Sexiest Nissan Yet

2015 Nissan Murano 10 photos
Photo: Nissan
2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano
Twelve years ago, Nissan unveiled the first Murano SUV at the 2002 New York Auto Show. At the very same venue, a third generation model is getting ready wow us with even more outrageous styling and typical Nissan technology.
Think back to 2012 when the Murano came out. SUVs were largely based on pickup ladder frames and some even came with dingy 4-speed automatics. And here was Nissan with something that looked like a very large hatchback and promoted CVTs. And yet thanks to its innovations and bold styling, it was a hit.

The 2015 Murano's mechanicals are the same. Under that sculpted hood is still a 3.5-liter V6 engine, connected to a CVT that either sends 260 horsepower to the front-wheels or optionally to all four. Nissan even says it will do about the same 20 miles per gallon on average, although in the real world it might be a little more efficient than before.

Its true trump card is the styling. It's even bolder than the old model and has these funky boomerang headlights which look just like on the Renaissance concept of last year. Nissan insists this is a premium car, so despite being based on the same platform as the Pathfinder, it's only got 5 seats. It feels very airy and has a V-motion grille and a chunky steering wheel. Who needs an Infiniti anyway?

Pricing has not been announced and will come later this year. Most of the nice features are top-shelf stuff, so the base model should cost about the same $39,000 as it does today. Let us know if you guys like it.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories