For the latest generation of the 2009 Nissan Murano , Cobra, the Dutch manufacturer introduced today its chromed accessories specially developed for the Japanese SUV. The accessories include an elastically 60 mm glossy front guard made
of stainless-steel in order to protect the pedestrians, a new chromed grille, new side sills, a new set of roof rails but also some stylish 20 inch alloy wheels fitted with 245/35 R 20 tires.An optionally available high-beam headlamp kit for the front guard is available, in order to improve the safety. Of course, all the parts have TUV approval!
Four-door convertibles are a rare breed. The extra area it takes necessary to go topless over a sedan creates safety and structural problems when a roof is not in place. In fact, Lincoln’s 67 Continental was the last sedan convertible to come direct from the factory. But Nissan is thinking about breaking this streak...sorta.
Nissan’s Murano got a redesign this year, but by 2011 it may need to give customers a new reason to visit it in the showroom. So the carmaker is looking to chop the top off the SUV. Nissan will stick with a more traditional soft top to keep weight down. This will help to keep the fuel economy to the current combined city/highway rating of 21 mpg. The standard Murano’s 265 horsepower 3.5L V6 and CVT transmission should remain, with customers being able to choose between front and all-wheel drive.
Don’t expect the 2011 Murano convertible to come cheap. A top-of-the-line 2009 Murano LE with all-wheel drive and an optional navigation system is priced at $39,080 including delivery charges, and the new convertible model will likely sit at the top of the lineup.
The 2009 Nissan GT-R will make its European debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Next to it, Nissan will also display the 2009 Murano and the Pivo 2 Concept. European sales for the GT-R will begin in March 2009 and pricing will be announced later.
The 2009 GT-R represents Nissan’s passion for cars and driving, providing exceptional performance thanks to its all-new 3.8 V6 twin-turbo engine, producing 353kW (480PS) and 588Nm, which is transmitted to its four wheels through one of the most advanced all-wheel drive systems ever developed, via a transaxle mounted dual-clutch, paddle-shift operated gearbox.
The 2009 Murano is powered by Nissan’s familiar 3.5-litre VQ engine which has been revised to offer improved performance. Now developing 265PS and 325Nm (240Ib ft) of torque, the 24 valve twin cam V6 provides better performance against the stop watch… and at the fuel pumps.
Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing on the all-new, totally redesigned 2009 Nissan Murano crossover with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) $1,500 lower on all models versus the previous generation. The 2009 Murano goes on sale this week at Nissan dealers nationwide.
What is believed to be the new generation Nissan Murano crossover has been spotted in European testing. The current model was introduced to the States in 2003 and to Europe a year later, so it’s due for a change. Expect the new car to be on the market as a 2009 model, possibly previewed at the Los Angeles auto shows in November or at the Detroit show next January. It is expected to be available in both two and four wheel drive, as does the current version. Reports are that the (...) More
Nissan unveiled this week the Murano Stylish Silver Leather Encore. The model features grey leather seating surfaces with aluminum trim bits. The crossover will be available for Japanese buyers with the silver grille, a feature present only in US variants, and unavailable on any other Japanease Murano. The Stylish Silver package is a popular one that has appeared on a variety of models over time, but Nissan doesn’t give a number for how many numbers will build. The silver paint (...) More
Realizing that most Suv-owners never venture any further off-pavement than that pothole-riddled side road, car manufacturers are now focused on crossover SUVs, which, as you probably know, emphasize a carlike ride, leaving off-road functionality but a vestige. Nissan’s crossover is the stylish Murano and it’s marketed as an "urban SUV.Murano gets its name from glass art made on islands near Venice.
Nissan will be showing off in many ways at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (7-9 July) from a race winning 350Z never seen before in Europe to a couple of new, speed themed concept cars making their international debuts. The company will also be making a bid for the title of fastest vehicle at the Festival … with a Nissan Primera. Not one but two concepts are having their first ever showing at Goodwood this year. If the press and public approve, they could be available in the not so (...) More
The 2006 Nissan Murano crossover sport utility vehicle continues to uphold the innovative design of combined multipurpose SUV aspects with that of sport sedan ride and performance. Murano is powered by a 245-horsepower* 3.5 -liter DOHC V6 mated to Nissan’s fuel-efficient Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for smooth, quiet acceleration and enhanced fuel efficiency (versus a standard 4-speed automatic transmission).