New Murano now comes in two new editions - the SV FWD and the SV AWD - for a total of 8 sub-models. New for the 2011 Murano are a fresh grille, LED taillights and newly designed 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

Nissan has unveiled the 2011 Murano for the North American market.

The facelifted Murano now features a new grille, bumpers and LED taillights in addition to 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in a fresh design and some interior upgrades as well. The Murano will also be offered in two new configurations - the SV FWD and SV AWD editions. Nissan offers the Murano in a total of 8 sub-models.

The Nissan Murano will still come standard with the VQ-series 3.5 liter V6 with 260 hp (194 kW) and 240 lb-ft (325 Nm) of torque coupled to the Xtronic CVT gearbox.

For the interior, Nissan is using new center console colors and a new white meter color. The new SV models feature such technical goodies as power lumbar support on the driver's seat, a rear-view monitor as well as a 7-inch color screen for the dash and iPod and Bluetooth connectivity for smart phones and other devices.

The 2011 Nissan Murano goes on sale in North America in October.

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