- Early Look Provided Prior to New Murano's Mid-October Availability
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today
released information and photography of the new, refined 2011 Nissan
Murano, which is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in
mid-October. The second generation Nissan Murano, introduced just two
years ago, now offers a refreshed grille and bumper design, new
taillights, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and a number of
interior and content refinements - all intended to keep Murano's
visually distinctive styling fresh and exciting.
Also for 2011, a new model has been added to the lineup, SV AWD, for a
total of four models, providing Murano buyers with the widest range ever
of equipment and features to match their exact needs and budgets. Other
changes include the addition of one new exterior color, Blue Lightning,
and a new wood grain trim on Murano LE models.
"With its contemporary exterior design, 'mobile suite' interior,
advanced technology and refined, premium driving feel, Murano stands out
as a modern crossover SUV like no other," said Mark McDade, Director,
Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. "With the enhancements for 2011, there
are even more reasons for consumers to put Murano on the top of their
All 2011 Muranos feature a standard VQ-series 3.5-litre DOHC V6 rated at
260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque on regular unleaded gasoline, and
an advanced Xtronic CVT™ that provides a sporty and smooth driving
experience. All Muranos come with an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system
and standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System
(TCS). Murano is built on Nissan's proven "D" platform, which provides
a solid foundation and lightweight suspension components, dual flow path
shock absorbers and a twin-orifice speed-sensitive power steering system.
The most striking visual element of the 2011 Murano is once again its
dramatic body, which imparts a "modern art" feel while still maintaining
its distinctive "Murano-ness." The front end features a bold grille
with new, revised design and wide front headlights, a wide hood that
sweeps into the bodylines, powerful wheel arches and an aggressive
stance with available 20-inch wheels. Murano's rear end features a
unique rear glass shape, integrated rear roof spoiler, large redesigned
rear LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers.
Murano is also offered with an available dual panel power sliding glass
moonroof with 2nd row skylight, adding to its open, airy
interior feeling. Inside, Murano offers high levels of warmth and
luxury - with available wood and aluminum accents, a 60/40 fold-flat
rear seat with power return, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate
and RearView Monitor.
Interior enhancements for 2011 include a new white metre colour, new
centre stack colours and added equipment to various trim levels -
driver's seat with power lumbar support (SV,SL,LE), RearView Monitor
(SV,SL,LE), 7.0-inch colour monitor (SV,SL,LE), auto dimming rearview
mirror with compass and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
(SV,SL,LE) and heated steering wheel (SL,LE). New audio and
entertainment features include the addition of standard iPod®
connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and a
Bose® audio system with nine speakers plus dual
subwoofers for SV, SL and LE models. Other available technology includes
an advanced touch screen Nissan Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box™
The 2011 Murano is offered in four well-equipped models: S AWD, SV AWD,
SL AWD and LE AWD.
About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and
distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North
America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and
Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 156
independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada.
Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green
Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting
other emissions and increasing recycling. More information about Nissan
in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be
found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
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