Mid-cycle refresh of popular models is a common thing in the automobile industry. Nissan has been a popular name in the mid-size crossover range of vehicles. They are deciding to refresh the 3rd generation Murano model for a 2017 release across the globe. This new model will be called the 2017 Nissan Murano. Even though Nissan is bent on coming up with 4th generation features in this refreshed model, but this 2017 release will be just a refreshed variant of their 2015 Murano.
2017 Nissan Murano: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The Murano franchise was first launched way back in 2002. Its first models were available between 2002-2007, while its 2nd generation models were in the market between 2007 and 2014. 2015 Murano was the first 3rd generation vehicle in their lineup. This 2017 variant will be very similar to their 2015 model, but with some additional changes and new features. Exterior and interior specs will also be changed, along with mechanical changes to the power train configuration.
2017 Nissan Murano: Engine Specs
There will be multiple engine variants for this 2017 Nissan Murano. According to recent reports, it has been suggested by the company that its base variant will consist of a gasoline engine, while another hybrid variant might become available in later stages of production as well. Let’s have a look at those engine variants:
- A standard 3.5 LITER V6 cylinder engine is available for 2017 Murano’s base model. This engine is capable of producing a max power output of 260 HP.
- Its hybrid configuration consists of a 2.5 LITER inline 4 cylinder engine variant, along with a 15 kW electric motor. This unit can produce around 250 HP of max power.
Both of the above mentioned engines will be accompanied by a new 6 speed auto CVT transmission module.
Even though this 2017 Nissan Murano is officially a “refreshed model” for its 2015 counterpart, there will still be a lot of additional features to inculcate in this model. This new variant is completely different in terms of its design, along with a completely different look on its interior structure as well. The company is being very strict in revealing its plans for this new model, but credible sources tell that its front fascia is certainly receiving a modification.
In addition to that, interior changes will be quite prominent in this new 2017 Nissan Murano. Upholstery is to be made of complete leather, along with quality tech features such as improved navigation, better infotainment interface and quality audio features as well. The dash board might receive some additional tweaks as well – with a larger display module or improved touch screen interface.
2017 Nissan Murano: Release Date and Price
There has been absolutely no news regarding the pricing of this 2017 Nissan Murano. However, certain sources indicate that its base model is likely to cost something in between $ 35 000 and $ 42 000. As far as its availability and release goes, you would not get to see this model in stores before the very end of 2016. Other higher trim models might be available alongside the base variant, with additional features.