2019 Nissan Murano Changes, Release Date, Price, and Drivetrain. Like all major car manufacturers, Nissan is giving its vehicles makeover for 2019. The popular midsized crossover from its stable, Murano, has also been revamped. The Murano began its journey back in 2002 and it has also been sold as a convertible variant. Of late, the test models of 2019 Nissan Murano has been spotted and spy shots have been seen on the web too.
It shares the architecture with Altima. The crossover has sculptured styling and a wide range of amenities and safety technologies. It will lock horns with segment rivals like Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer.
2019 Nissan Murano Engine that delivers 260 HP
The 2019 Nissan Murano is laden with a new 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine is capable to make 260 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. It will come with either front wheel drive or all-wheel drive system.
With the continuously variable automatic Xtronic with D-Step Logic, the engine will offer good fuel economy in city/highway of 21/28 mpg. Rumors of a hybrid powertrain are also doing rounds. The company may also use a supercharged four-cylinder unit.
2019 Nissan Murano Exterior, Colors, and Trims
The spy shots of 2019 Nissan Murano indicates at revised exterior styling. The upcoming vehicle is expected to come with the aggressive exterior styling. The boomerang lamps are sleek and the grille has been revamped to an extent.
The LED taillights also look new and overall the design is sporty and aerodynamic. The car will be available in several exterior colors. Some of them are Pearl White, Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic, Cayenne Red, Arctic Blue and Pacific Sunset. At the front, the well known V-Motion grille sits. The “floating” roof style is also there. It will be available in 4 trims- Platinum, SL, S, and SV. A Midnight Edition package is available for SL trim.
The cabin of 2019 Nissan Murano has also been revised to cater to changing buyer needs. From spy photos that we got the dashboard layout has been spruced up. Top Platinum trim comes with lavish materials. The cabin is spacious and you get enough compartments and bins in the cabin. It is also very quiet.
The upcoming Nissan Murano will get several amenities and it is likely to come equipped with the company’s ProPilot Assist driver safety suite.
All trims get safety features like dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, vehicle stability control, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Advanced Air Bag system. Optional features like Around View Monitor, Blind spot warning and drowsy driver alert system.
The Intelligent Driver Alertness is there in SL and Platinum. The automated safety features can sometimes be little more intrusive than necessary.
2019 Nissan Murano Midnight Edition and Premium SV trim
The Midnight Edition “blackout” package brings black alloy 20-in. wheels, black exterior accents on side mirrors, splash guards, roof rails and V-Motion grille. The SV Premium package adds Intelligent Cruise, Bose premium audio system, Power Moonroof, heated front seats etc
The vehicle also comes with the new edition of NissanConnect infotainment setup. It looks sleek and has faster response compared to previous iterations. A vivid 8-inch touch display is there as per image.
2019 Nissan Murano Price and Release Date
The 2019 Nissan Murano will debut at the end of 2018. The base trim price will begin at approx $31.000. If one needs all-wheel drive system it will cost around $1600.
Middle range SV trim will add to the price $3300. The top Platinum version starts at $43,000.
Summing it up
The 2019 Nissan Murano gets a decent makeover and it will give segment rivals a run for their money. The aggressive exterior styling and advanced safety features are likely to woo target buyers. Some details about engine are not yet clear.