The all-new Nissan Murano will make its global debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, ditching its usually avant-garde front fascia for one that's in keeping with the Japanese carmaker's current design direction--featuring a V-motion front end, LED boomerang lights, and a unique "floating" roof.
"Murano owners live in an environment--home, work and car--that is beautiful, well-designed and efficiently run," said Nissan executive vice president and chief planning officer Andy Palmer. "They are social and embrace technology. The new Murano had to embrace all of these values, while also taking a major leap forward in terms of its wow factor."
According to Nissan, the Murano’s interior has "an engaging social lounge feel" thanks to its lower-height instrument panel, wide center console, and an airy atmosphere made possible by its large windows and oversized power panoramic moonroof. In addition, the premium crossover also has an eight-inch color display with multi-touch control, 11-speaker Bose audio system, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system.
Safety features available on the Murano supposedly include moving-object detection, blind spot warning, predictive forward-collision warning, and forward emergency braking. It also has the new cross-traffic alert system that utilizes radar to detect a moving vehicle that's approaching the vehicle from either side of the parking space.
Powering the all-new Murano is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s mated to an Xtronic transmission, with the drivetrain in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.