The second generation Nissan Murano, introduced just two years ago, enters the 2011 model year with an array of refinements and enhancements designed to keep Nissan’s popular, flagship crossover SUV ahead of the growing number of ordinary entries in the segment. Along with its refreshed grille and bumper design, new taillights, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and a number of interior and content additions, Murano again combines its noteworthy “mobile suite” interior with advanced technology and a refined, premium driving feel to create a modern crossover SUV like no other.
Also for 2011, two new models have been added to the lineup: SV FWD and SV AWD. They join the Murano S FWD, Murano S AWD, Murano SL FWD, Murano SL AWD, Murano LE FWD and Murano LE AWD to provide buyers with a wide range of equipment and features to match any need or budget. Other changes include the addition of one new exterior color, Graphite Blue, and a new wood grain hue on LE models.
As in 2010, all 2011 Muranos feature a powerful yet fuel-efficient 260-horsepower VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) – a combination that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or with an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, and all 2011 Muranos come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS).
Source: Nissan press