A recent report indicates Nissan will be showcasing the third generation of the Murano in April at the New York Auto Show.

A recent report indicates Nissan will be showcasing the third generation of the Murano in April at the New York Auto Show.

Nissan's next-gen mid-size crossover will retain a two-row cabin configuration and will allegedly ride on the same platform as the Altima and Pathfinder. The dimensions of the vehicle will remain just about the same while the styling is said to be inspired by the Resonance concept so expect to find boomerang-shaped headlights, a prominent character line, protruding taillights and a dual exhaust arrangement.

Little else is known about the model but chances are the 2015 Murano will be offered with an updated variant of the V6 3.5-liter engine combined with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There are also talks about a hybrid version using the 2.5-liter supercharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor from the Pathfinder Hybrid where the system offers a combined output of 250 bhp (186 kW) and 243 lb-ft (329 Nm) of torque.

Most of you will be happy to hear there won't be a Murano CrossCabriolet – world's first all-wheel drive crossover convertible - anymore as sales of the current model are very weak (for obvious reasons).

This year's New York Auto Show will open its doors to the press on April 16.