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.

2011 Nissan Murano facelift revealed