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2007 Los Angeles Auto Show: Nissan Treads Softly With Redo of 2009 Murano
The 2009 Murano retains the overall shape and silhouette of its predecessor, albeit with a design cue or two thrown in from the Rogue, particularly the exaggerated wheel arches. The new Murano's taillights also jut into the rear hatch. Nissan said the Murano has a new hood, a "distinctive" grille treatment and 18- or 20-inch wheels. The Murano now has a large, "top-load" power-sliding glass moonroof and second-row skylight for '09, as well as new rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power liftgate and an enhanced rearview monitor. Revisions to the 3.5-liter DOHC V6 result in an increase in horsepower to 265 versus 240 on the previous version. Nissan says the Murano also gets a new advanced continuously variable transmission with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Murano rides on the company's new "D-platform," which Nissan said is similar to that used in the 2008 Nissan Altima, and gets a new suspension design.
source: edmunds.com



LA 2007: 2009 Nissan Murano shows its new face
The profile is much the same as the current Murano, but the rear benefits from new LED taillamps and the roof has a skylight hovering over the second-row passengers. Inside, the new Murano gets a huge helping of refinement, complete with a push-button start-system, wood and aluminum trim, optional Intelligent Key, Bose audio, DVD navigation, 9.3-gig hard drive and iPod connectivity (on LE models). Front- and all-wheel-drive models will get power from Nissan's 265-hp 3.5-liter V6 mated to a CVT,with five trim levels available: S, LS and LE, the latter of which will only be available with AWD.
source: autoblog.com


2007 L.A. Auto Show: 2009 Nissan Murano
Competes with: Ford Edge, Mazda CX-7, Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hits dealerships: January 2008
The 2009 model looks to be a significant redesign built on a new platform shared with the Altima sedan, with an all-new interior and the solid 3.5-liter V-6 used in many Nissans and Infinitis. Standard on all trims is keyless ignition, keyless start, stability control, active head restraints, a tire pressure monitoring system, and both side-impact and side curtain airbags. Prices will be announced closer to the on-sale date, but we expect them to be similar to the current starting price of $27,830.
source: cars.com


2009 Nissan Murano at Los Angeles Auto Show
2009 Muranos are available in front-wheel drive or with an advanced all-wheel drive system, and all Muranos come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather confidence. The 2009 Murano features a new “D” platform, first introduced on the 2007 Altima, which provides a solid foundation and new, lighter suspension components with increased stiffness.
source: globalautoindex.com


LA 2007: 2009 Nissan Murano
Externally, the Murano gets tons of plastic surgery with the new fascia and a wide grille. It sits on 18-inch (or the 20-inch option). The rear is accented with an expansive rear glass area and LED taillights. Internally, one can be amazed at the upgrades the Murano gets. Starting with a push-button start system, wood and aluminum trim, Nissan also packed the cabin with optional Bose audio, Intelligent Key, navigation and iPod connectivity. Front- and all-wheel-drive models will get power from Nissan’s 265-hp 3.5-liter V6 mated to a CVT,with five trim levels available: S 2WD, S AWD, SL 2WD, SL AWD and LE AWD.
source: autojab.com


New 2009 Nissan Murano Crossover Premieres at LA Show
A bold, more angular new grille and grille-hugging lights head up the new front end to give a sportier, more aggressive look. Flared wheel arches and bulbous surfaces stretch to the new, sharper rear end, which gains re-aligned rear LED lights, a more intrusive rear tailgate spoiler and twin chrome exhausts amid a more angular underbelly. A 'Welcome Lighting' ambient lighting system provides the warmth while luxury is courtesy of new wood and aluminium panels, a new dashboard and instrument cluster design and a new standard Push Button Ignition. An FM tuner with six speakers and CD Changer is standard, much like a 60/40 fold-flat rear bench and a plethora of functional storage systems. Options include a 7-inch display for all major controls, iPod connectivity, a revised Bose premium 11-speaker speed-sensitive audio system and voice recognition for audio, Bluetooth and the optional satellite navigation system.
source: worldcarfans.com


Press Release
At a Glance: 2009 Nissan Murano

The original Nissan Murano, when it was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model, set new standards for style and sportiness in the expanding mid-size crossover sport-utility vehicle marketplace, becoming, in essence, a “class of one.” The all-new, second generation 2009 Murano elevates that unique position through a “super evolution” of the original design – with a new exterior and interior, enhanced technology and a new premium driving feel resulting from a new, advanced platform and continued refinement of Murano’s standard V6 engine and advanced, second-generation Xtronic CVT™.

The most striking visual element of the 2009 Murano is its new body, which imparts a “modern art” feel while still maintaining its distinctive “Murano-ness.” The front end features a bold grille and wide front headlights. Murano’s new hood sweeps into the bodyline, with powerful wheel arches and available 20-inch wheels providing an aggressive stance. The Murano’s redesigned rear end features a unique rear glass shape for maximum visibility, rear air deflector, large rear LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers. The new Murano design also includes an available dual panel power sliding glass moonroof and 2 nd row skylight. Three new exterior colors are offered for 2009: Deep Sapphire, Tinted Bronze and Saharan Stone.

Inside, the 2009 Murano lives up to its “mobile suite” design theme with new levels of warmth and luxury. New front seats and a new steering wheel design provide increased passenger comfort, and warmth is provided by a new “Welcome Lighting” ambient lighting system, a new instrument panel design, available wood and aluminum accents and a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with available power return. Other available features include a new foldaway cargo organizer, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate, rain-sensing front wipers and RearView Monitor.

All 2009 Muranos feature a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. 2009 Muranos are available in front-wheel drive or with an advanced all-wheel drive system, and all Muranos come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather confidence.

The 2009 Murano features a new “D” platform, first introduced on the 2007 Altima, which provides a solid foundation and new, lighter suspension components with increased stiffness. New dual flow path shock absorbers provide sure footing on all surfaces, while a new twin-orifice speed-sensitive power steering system delivers the proper levels of assistance in around-town and high-speed driving.

Push button start is standard, along with iPod® connectivity (LE only). Available technology features include Intelligent Key, Bose® premium 11-speaker audio system, an advanced touch screen navigation system with 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, a new power-operated 9-inch roof-mounted screen (up from the previous generation’s 6.4-inch screen) for Murano’s DVD Mobile Entertainment System and Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth® and navigation system.

The all-new 2009 Nissan Murano is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in early January 2008.

Highlights of the 2009 Nissan Murano include:

All-new distinct exterior design guided by a emotional, curvaceous theme
New, wide, character-like headlights with dynamic accents; available High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional projector headlights
New large grille and fascia, standard fog lights on SL and LE models
New rear fascia with large LED taillights
New available dual panel power sliding glass moonroof and 2 nd row skylight (optional on SL and LE)
New rain-sensing front wipers (optional on SL, standard on LE)
New power liftgate (optional on SL, standard on LE)
New 6-spoke 18-inch wheels (S, SL); 5-spoke 20-inch wheels (LE)
Available new-design roof rack with cross bars
Increased body torsional stiffness for enhanced handling and ride comfort
Three new exterior colors: Deep Sapphire, Tinted Bronze and Saharan Stone

Engine and Driveline
Revised VQ-series 24-valve, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 producing 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, tuned for Murano
Twin Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), twin knock sensor, low exhaust pressure
10.3:1 compression ratio, 6,000 rpm redline
New, second-generation Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) for sporty response and smoothness – utilizes an advanced, sport-tuned controller with adaptive logic for driving comfort or driving performance as conditions require
Available in front-wheel drive or new, advanced all-wheel drive system that connects the VDC system, yaw sensors, wheel slip sensors and steering angle sensors to the AWD system to distribute torque as needed; adjusts to road conditions in 1/10 th of a second for enhanced all-weather performance
Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
All 2009 Murano models meet ULEV (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) standards

Suspension, Steering and Braking
New “D” platform, also utilized on the current generation Altima, designed to provide improved stiffness for reduced levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), as well as outstanding handling responsiveness and ride comfort
New, lightweight 4-wheel independent suspension featuring extensive use of aluminum components, reducing sprung mass; features cradle-type front subframe, advanced multi-link rear suspension with improved geometry, and front and rear stabilizer bars
New dual flow path shock absorbers for responsiveness and reduced ride harshness
New twin-orifice vehicle speed-sensitive power steering provides direct steering feel and confidence in all driving situations
4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD); G-sensor on all-wheel drive models
New 18x7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P235/65R18 tires (S, SL)
New 20x7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P235/55R20 tires (LE)

Interior Features
New interior design, with “mobile suite” aesthetic; spacious cabin with fold-flat rear seats and wide cargo area, “Welcome Lighting” ambient lighting system
Innovative instrument panel design, new steering wheel and aluminum trim throughout interior
New ergonomic seat design
Available leather-appointed interior surfaces with double-stitched seats
New standard Push Button Ignition
New available heated rear seats (standard on LE); heated front seats and outside mirrors (available on SL, standard on LE)
New available foldaway cargo organizer (optional on SL, standard on LE)
Available 7-inch color display for audio, climate control, fuel economy, maintenance and comfort and convenience systems
Available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (optional on SL, standard on LE)
Available Hard-Drive based touch screen navigation system with user-friendly graphic interface, menu structure and intelligent search capabilities, 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive and XM® Nav Traffic (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
Available DVD Mobile Entertainment System with a new 9-inch screen (increased from previous generation’s 6.4-inch screen)
New telescopic steering wheel (manual on S and SL, power on LE)
New 60/40 Fold-flat Rear Seatback with Power Return (standard on SL and LE)
Available XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
Standard AM/FM/CD6 with six speakers (up from four), AUX-in jack and MP3/WMA capability
Available revised Bose® premium 11-speaker audio system with Radio Data System, AUX-in jack, MP3/WMA capability and speed-sensitive volume control
Integrated iPod® connectivity (LE only)
RearView Monitor (available on SL, standard on LE)
Highly functional storage systems, including a two-tier lockable center console storage box with fold-out function, cell phone holder, dual seatback pockets
Readability-enhancing Fine Vision gauges and driver instrumentation, plus illuminated steering wheel controls
Auto door lock feature
Two available interior colors – Cafe Latte and Charcoal

Six standard air bags, including Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
Front-seat side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact/rollover supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard protection
Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
Front seat Active Head Restraints
Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Standard driver and passenger seat belt warning lamps

Models and Manufacturing
Offered in five well-equipped models: S 2WD, S AWD, SL 2WD, SL AWD, LE AWD
Assembled in Kyushu, Japan

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