Nissan’s mid-size two-row third-generation Murano crossover has been introduced as the 2015 model. With its interesting styling, good equipment, and respectable powertrain the high-riding vehicle is among the best in its class without any doubt. Judging by the latest spy shots of what appears to be the refreshed most likely 2019 Nissan Murano, the Japanese carmaker intends to keep it on the right course.
The updated model won’t get too many changes, though it’s highly important to keep things fresh for the future. The refreshed Murano will likely host mostly cosmetic changes which will create an even more attractive front end. More precisely, crossover’s face is getting a pair of new headlights and highly attractive LED running lamps that make an arrow that look at the very center of the grille. The grille is still V-Motion, but it’s slightly revised as well. Around back, the awesome SUV host some vinyl camouflage over its taillights, so we assume they will get some changes too. The carmaker might also redo bumpers until the production model arrives, though we don’t see any changes at the moment.
The cabin will host some new details without any doubt. However, aside from a few styling touches the 2019 Nissan Murano should also host an updated infotainment system. The new infotainment will probably be pretty much the same as Kicks’. The carmaker will also improve the existing safety suit of the crossover. There’s nothing more precise about the improvements at the moment, but let’s say that we expect at least some of ProPilot Assist suite of active system to be standard for the 2019 Murano.
We don’t really know whether Nissan plans to change anything under the hood of the 2019 Murano or not. To be honest, we don’t expect too dramatic changes at all. Instead, the crossover could squeeze off some additional power from the existing 3.5-liter V6 engine. The mill currently delivers 260 horsepower, while the updated unit may add some 5 to 10 percent. The improved engine will still be paired with a CVT gearbox, while front-wheel drive stays standard and all-wheel drive stays optional.
The refreshed Nissan Murano should be introduced after this summer, which means that the crossover is going to become available before the end of the year.