Nissan’s Murano, originally launched in 2002 has been a popular and successful mid-size crossover. The SUV has gone through three generations in its timeline till date. The introductory model was manufactured from 2002 to 2007, while its second generation model was sold from 2007 through 2014. The third generation Murano was launched in 2015 and the carmaker are already planning to start production of the updated 2017 Nissan Murano very soon.
2017 Nissan Murano: Changes and Infotainment
The new model will feature a host of changes in chassis and cabin design, apart from new drivetrain configurations as well. The 2017 Murano aims to redefine what mid-size crossover has to offer customers. With 2017 Murano, Nissan aims to maintain its firm grip over the SUV and crossover market and will definitely focus on all those features which have made them one of the best loved manufacturers of SUVs and crossovers that buyers fall in love with easily.
With futuristic curves and impressively aerodynamic contours, the chassis of 2017 Nissan Murano is exceptional and a complete sell-out. Built with lightweight aluminum, it is amazingly lightweight.
The 2017 Murano has some sublime razor sharp bends and arcs that give it distinctly sporty curves all over its body. The trademark Nissan grille comes plated in chrome gloss in its outer rim, with pretty angular boomerang shaped bi-Xenon headlights.
A thin strip of daytime running LEDs flanks either side below the headlights. Fog lamps flank either side of the lower nose, which has another grille which has a thin border in chrome, and a minimalistic bumper below it.
The rear fascia has a pair of exhausts on either side of the rear bumper which is raised higher than in the front. The boomerang shaped LED taillights are identical to the front. The sporty five spoke alloy wheels come in flashy chrome gloss finish.
Warm cream toned interiors of 2017 Murano is plush, inviting and put passengers in an optimized comfort zone for a long ride. A utility-rich steering cluster has all the features to put the driver in total control.
The dashboard comes with an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment display console that has features like Nissan Connect, Pandora apps, advanced navigation, active cruise control settings, SiriusXM satellite and internet radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, rear view camera and blind spot monitor feed, terrain assist and hill descent drive settings and an integrated media player.
Below the console is a host of ports including USB, AUX and a smartphone docks. A very handy feature of the center console is the extended tray through the middle. A pair of insulating cup holders and a large closed compartment sits on the tray.
2017 Nissan Murano: Engine Options
Powertrain setup configurations for 2017 Nissan Murano include a 3.5 litre V6 engine that generates up to 260 HP and 243 lb./ft. of torque, and a second option for a hybrid 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine paired to a 15 kW electric motor that gives a combined total of 250 HP. Both these options will come with a 6 speed CVT transmission gearbox.
Price and Release
The updated 2017 Nissan Murano is expected to be released by the end of the next year, and the starting price is will be between $33,000 and $39,600.