Crossovers have become so common on our roads to an extent that every car manufacturer is trying to keep up with this trend. The comfort which comes with these crossovers is the amount of space they provide inside creates a unique impression. This is the case with the Nissan Murano, a crossover which is expected to go through a redesign for the 2016 year model. Murano is a sports utility vehicle which is renowned for its highly exciting driving experience. It is a five seat SUV which is most suitable for small families. The upcoming model’s exact specifications have not been provided by the automaker. Nevertheless, Murano enthusiasts are relying on some sneaked photos to get a glimpse how the 2016 Nissan Murano will look like.
2016 Nissan Murano: Redesign Exterior and Interior
According to its prototype, the upcoming 2016 Nissan Murano is one auto whose design and specifications are quite satisfactory. It appears that the new model will get a complete redesign such that it will be quite different from its predecessor in terms of design. Its dashboard is also attractively designed using chrome and matte silver. Sneaked photos reveal a spacious cabin with a sophisticated and stylish design while the seats are attractively covered with high quality material. Some of the features which will be found in this new model include an automatic system for the wipers, navigation system, blind spot detection system, cross traffic alert system, forward collision system and adaptive cruise control. Similarly, the new 2016 Nissan Murano will come with three modern radar systems and also four cameras to provide an all round view. About three trim levels are expected and each one of them will get its special features for a smooth and untroubled drive. There will also be a high quality music system alongside a 7 inch touch-screen in the base trim and an 8 inch touch-screen with a more clear view on the high trims.
As for the aerodynamics, they have been improved greatly. Aluminum is the main material used in assembling the 2016 Nissan Murano. Upon its release, the new model will be quite lighter while compared to the previous version. This model will get some redesigned boomerang shaped protruding headlights. On its rear, there will be twin exhaust pipes. This model’s appearance will be enhanced by some flashy sidelines combined with a stressed C segmentation. Again, there will be a steep windshield and also a delicately shaped roof. Its taillights to will acquire the same boomerang shape just like the front lights.
2016 Nissan Murano: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Nissan Murano is predicted to run on a number of engines, the first one being a 3.0 liter V6 which propels the Nissan Maxima. There are also predictions that it will run on a hybrid engine with capacity of a 2.4 liter, or a 2.0 liter four cylinder CDI engine. Whichever engine will be utilized, it will be mated with a CVT automatic transmission. An electric motor will also be available. This model is expected to generate about 260 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency of the new 2016 Nissan Murano V6 will be approximately 24/32 mpg city/highway respectively. As for the hybrid variant, it will be expected to offer more power output.
2016 Nissan Murano: Release Date and Price
2016 Nissan Murano will appear in the auto world in fall of 2015. As for the price, it will vary depending on the features available. The hybrid version will most likely go for $ 35 000.