It will adapt various Murano-styling elements, has all-wheel-drive and is expected to be powered by 2.0 litre four cylinder fuel and Diesel engines.

Competition for BMW X3

Nissan is preparing a smaller sister model to its successful Murano, also in the class of the BMW X3, as we have recently reported on here and here. The baby Murano is based on the Qashqai concept, which was revealed in Geneva 2004, and should go into production late 2006 at the Sunderland plant in the UK.

It will adapt various Murano-styling elements, has all-wheel-drive and is expected to be powered by 2.0 litre four cylinder fuel and Diesel engines. The top of the line version could be equipped with a six cylinder power plant.

According to insider information the new Nissan compact SUV is going to be a world car, for launch some time in 2007.

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