2015 Nissan Murano wins Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” Award

The 2015 Nissan Murano has redefined the premium crossover once again, and the world’s largest science and technology magazine has taken note. Today, Popular Science named the 2015 Murano a “Best of What’s New” award winner, the magazine’s top honor given to products or technologies that represent a “significant step forward.”

“Unveiled in 2002, the Murano was a true original – a premium crossover that set the standard for years to come,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S. “Now, nearly 13 years later, the redesigned Murano is leading the way once again with an incredible balance of style, comfort, innovation and more. With the Murano set to hit dealerships in early December, this award serves as a great vote of confidence that this vehicle is among the best.”

The all-new third-generation Murano design features:

  • concept car-like styling
  • premium interior
  • advanced, purposeful technology
  • a low 0.31 Cd drag coefficient
  • the refined instrument panel
  • low center console
  • advanced Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seating
  • airy atmosphere created by the large windows and oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof

Available technology features include:

  • NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps
  • 8-inch color display with multi-touch control
  • Around View® Monitor
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition
  • iPod® interface
  • 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System

Responsive driving is provided by a standard 3.5-liter DOHC V6 connected to an advanced Xtronic transmission. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or Intuitive All-Wheel Drive. Fuel economy is expected to increase around 20 percent from the previous generation Murano, thanks in part to reduced weight (approximately 145 pounds), low rolling resistance tires, active grille shutter, low 0.31 Cd, underbody covers that enhance underbody airflow and improvements to the Xtronic transmission.

Article Source: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/all-new-2015-nissan-murano-bursts-onto-scene-with-popular-science-magazine-s-best-of-what-s-new-award

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