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Nissan Murano

Nissan Europe has unveiled official details on the 2011 Murano diesel version. The new Murano diesel will go on sale in September, and in the UK, it is priced at £37,795.

The new diesel version is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 190 Hp and 450Nm at just 2,000rpm and delivers a fuel economy of 35.3mpg.

Nissan developing a diesel version of their crossover is not the only news they are bringing us today. We are happy to inform you that the 2011 model will receive a few exterior upgrades as well. The 2011 Murano will get a new front end with a larger air intake surface and a redesigned bumper that will now offer a more generous air intake and will incorporate new fog lamps. Standard equipment will include 20-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate and color rear, Nissan Connect Premium satellite navigation system with 7” touchscreen, HDD 9.3 Gb music server, ipod, Bluetooth, and aux connectivity combined with premium 11 speaker BOSE system and the option of rear seat DVD entertainment system.

The new diesel version will add a rear privacy glass, bi-xenon headlamps, cruise control, and Murano’s signature electrically folding rear seats.

Press release after the jump.

The Nissan Murano SUV is scheduled to be built at Nissan’s St. Petersburg production facility in Russia, the Japanese automaker recently announced.

This is good news for Nissan and the employment line in the St. Petersburg plant, which will see an increase in job opportunities sometime in June to accommodate the impending production start of the Murano sometime in 2011. According to Nissan, the decision to produce the Murano SUV in St. Petersburg, which will then be sold exclusively in Russia, will result in a spike in employment from 850 employees to about 1,450 employees. In addition to that, Nissan is planning to add a second shift to expedite the production of all the models being built in St. Petersburg.

As it stands, Nissan has sold around 9,000 Muranos in Russia since the SUV made its debut in the country a little over four years ago and with the production of the car being done in local soil, the company expects to see an upswing in sales in the near future.

First launched in 2003, the Murano SUV is entering the 2009 MY with a new exterior, interior and enhanced technology. For 2009, Murano is being offered in five different versions: S 2WD, S AWD, SL 2WD, SL AWD and LE AWD, with prices ranging from $27,680 to $37,260.

Nissan Murano

For 2009, Murano comes with a wide front end with a dynamic front fascia design, a wide grille with large integrated headlights, strong body side character lines with pronounced 18-inch or 20-inch wheels and tires and a distinctive rear end set off by an expansive rear glass area and LED taillights.

Nissan Murano

The 2009 Murano is powered by a revised 265-hp 3.5-liter DOHC V6 backed by a new advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission), with a front-wheel drive or an advanced all-wheel drive drivetrain. Murano also features a new D-platform, as well as new suspension, body structure and state-of-the-art steering for improved ride comfort and precise handling.

Press release after the jump.

The Japanese automaker Nissan is preparing a limited edition of their Murano SUV. The special edition convertible will be a four-door drop top set to arrive at dealerships before next summer.

The convertible Murano will feature a traditional soft top in order to keep both the weight and cost down. The SUV will keep the current 3.5 Liter V6 making 265 HP, and will change gears thanks to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). When it hits the market, the rag top Murano will be offered with both front and all-wheel drive layouts.

However; the question remains, what motivated Nissan to do this?

Source: Inside Line

Nissan today announced pricing on the 20010 Armada SUV and also a new value package for the 2009 Murano. The 2010 Armda will go on sale in mid May and prices will start from $37,210 for the 2010 Armada 4x2 SE and $42,810 for the Armada 4x4 SE.

Nissan announced prices for 2010 Armada and 2009 Murano 360

The new 360 package for Murano is priced at $1,450 and adds: Nissan Intelligent Key™, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, iPod® adaptor, metallic-finish 18-inch alloy wheels, silver-finish roof rails and Murano’s signature dual-panel moonroof. It is available only for the Murano SL FWD or AWD with Premium and Leather packages.

Press release after the jump.

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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

2009 Nissan Murano by Cobra

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!

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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 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.

Source: Edmunds

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.

Nissan GT-R will make its European debut in Geneva

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Posted on by Ralph Kalal
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 (...)

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