The new 2011 Nissan Murano model for next year has seen the light of day and while there aren't any ground-breaking changes there are some nice improvements. The 2011 Nissan Murano is set to be released in mid October in the US with a later release date expected in South Africa, check back for more details when they become available.
New features for 2011 Nissan MuranoHeadlining the list of improvements for the new Nissan Murano are a number of interior goodies, including new center stack colours, power lumbar support for the drivers seat, rear-view monitor, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass and a heated steering wheel. These improvements are mostly for the SV model with the heated steering wheel being for the SL model. Regarding the in-car entertainment, the new Murano comes with an impressive audio setup, including: a Bose audi system with 9 speakers and dual subwoffers for the SL model.
The other most significant change, in what is a rather small list of changes, is the exterior styling of the 2011 Nissan Murano. Most notably the grille has been redesigned and accompanies wide front-headlights. Nissan note that the look of the new Murano has a "modern-art" feel and yet still retains a "Murano-ness". I have no idea what that means though, other than it looks like Murano, which one would naturally expect from the next generation Murano. Still on the exterior, buyers will have one additional option regarding the exterior paint job in the form of "Graphite Blue".
As standard, the 2011 Nissan Murano comes with a VQ-Series 3.5 liter DOHC V6 which produces 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The new Murano will be available in a total of 8 models, with the addition of a SV FWD and a SV AWD. Also on the list of standard features are; Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control Systems.
While there is nothing too impressive with the list of changes, the Nissan Murano is already a good vehicle, so perhaps it didn't need that much of a change.