Monday, August 23, 2010

2011 Nissan Murano Gets Refreshed For Mid-October Sales Debut

The new, refined 2011 Nissan Murano, big brother to the Juke and Rogue, gets a new look and other features from the 2010 model. The second generation Murano, introduced two years ago, gets refreshed with a new grille and bumper design, taillights, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design, new exterior Graphite Blue color and a wood grain hue on Murano LE models, to list a few. All 2011 Muranos feature a standard VQ-series 260 horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine with advanced Xtronic CVT™ transmission and Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control System.

Interior enhancements for 2011 include a new white meter color, new center stack colors and added equipment to various trim levels – driver's seat with power lumbar support (SV), RearView Monitor (SV), 7.0-inch color monitor (SV), auto dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (SL) and heated steering wheel (SL).   New audio and entertainment features range from the addition of standard iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System to SV models to a Bose® audio system with nine speakers plus dual subwoofers for SL models.  Other available technology includes an advanced touch screen Nissan Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box™ hard drive.

The 2011 Murano, which is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in mid-October, is offered in eight models, in front-wheel drive or an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, with the SV FWD and SV AWD being new to this line-up: S FWD, S AWD, SV FWD, SV AWD, SL FWD, SL AWD, LE FWD and LE AWD.

Murano is an attractive vehicle that stacks up well against its luxury competitors like the Lexus RX350, Audi Q5 and Acura MDX when fully loaded.