Production of the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano has now begun in the U.S. for the first time. The company's Canton (Mississippi) Vehicle Assembly Plant is now its worldwide hub for Murano production, exporting vehicles from Canton to more than 100 world markets.
Murano is the eighth model currently built at Canton, where it is assembled on the same line as the Xterra, Frontier, Titan and Armada. Nissan added 1,300 jobs in Canton to support Murano production.
The third-generation Murano is, in essence, a concept car brought to production as it incorporates major design elements, including the V-motion front end, LED boomerang lights and signature floating roof from Nissan's Resonance concept.
The Murano's avant garde exterior design carries into the interior, which features a sculpted instrument panel, wide center console, NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seats, large windows and an available oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof.
Power comes from Nissan ubiquitous 3.5-litre V-6 engine, which is mated to an Xtronic CVT. The Murano is available in either front-wheel drive or Intuitive All-Wheel Drive form.
A long list of available safety and technology features includes Moving Object Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Predictive Forward Collision Warning with Forward Emergency Braking and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as well as NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Around View Monitor, Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and Streaming audio via Bluetooth.