FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the 2012 Nissan Murano and Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet™, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.
2012 Nissan Murano
Following a number of significant enhancements in 2011, including a revised exterior design and the addition of the SV model, enhancements for 2012 include the addition of a new Platinum Edition, which comes complete with new 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Nissan Navigation System and an exclusive Sapphire Black exterior color. Other changes include the addition of an updated 7-inch monochrome screen for Murano S models. One new exterior color, Pearl White, is also added.
The 2012 Nissan Murano is available in eight models: Murano S FWD, Murano S AWD, Murano SV FWD, Murano SV AWD, Murano SL FWD, Murano SL AWD, Murano LE FWD and Murano LE AWD.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2012 Nissan Murano include:
Murano S FWD
Murano SV FWD
Murano SL FWD
Murano LE FWD
Murano S AWD
Murano SV AWD
Murano SL AWD
Murano LE AWD
2012 Murano CrossCabriolet
Introduced in spring 2011, the dramatic Murano CrossCabriolet represents not just a new car but also a new genre – breaking new ground as the world's first all-wheel drive crossover convertible. With its extraordinarily engineered fully automatic cloth convertible top that folds to about the size of a 2-seat roadster top, the Murano CrossCabriolet offers ample room for four adults and plenty of cargo space with the top up or down. For the 2012 model year, the advanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System is now available as a standalone option and one new exterior color, Pearl White, has been added.
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) for the 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet is:
About the 2012 Nissan Murano
The Murano, Nissan's premium crafted crossover, continues in 2012 as one of the most distinctively styled vehicles in its class – both inside and out. For 2012, enhancements include the addition of a new Platinum Edition, which is offered in an exclusive Sapphire Black exterior color. The rich dark undertones and sleek metallic shine of Sapphire Black uniquely complement Murano's distinctive styling.
All 2012 Muranos again feature a standard VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque on regular unleaded gasoline, and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ 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 Muranos come with standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS). Murano is built on Nissan's proven "D" platform, which provides a solid foundation and lightweight suspension components, dual flow path shock absorbers and a twin-orifice speed-sensitive power steering system.
The most striking visual element of the Murano is its dramatic 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, a wide hood that sweeps into the bodylines, powerful wheel arches, and an aggressive stance.
Murano is also offered with an available dual panel power sliding glass moonroof with 2nd row skylight, adding to its open, airy interior feeling. Inside, Murano offers high levels of warmth and luxury – with available wood and aluminum accents, a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with power return, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate and RearView Monitor. Standard or available technology includes Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, Interface System for iPod®, 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system, an advanced touch screen Nissan Navigation System and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.
About the 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
Along with the innovative top design, the stylish Murano CrossCabriolet exterior includes standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights, front fog lights, LED taillights and heated outside mirrors. The CrossCabriolet also offers the high ground clearance of a Murano for easy ingress and egress.
Inside, the luxurious interior starts with the foundation of the top-of-the-line Murano LE AWD and takes it to the next level of standard features and convenience. Premium materials are used throughout, with standard leather-appointed seats, unique wood-tone trim tuned to match each of three available interior colors (Black, Cashmere and Camel), and available premium double-stitched pattern leather-appointed seating.
The Murano CrossCabriolet shares its drivetrain with the hardtop Murano – starting with the proven "D" platform (also utilized on Maxima and Altima sedans) and standard 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 producing 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a second-generation Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) for sporty response and smoothness. All 2012 Murano CrossCabriolets include Nissan's intuitive all-wheel drive system.
The Murano CrossCabriolet's lightweight 4-wheel independent suspension features MacPherson struts in front, a multi-link rear design, cradle-type front subframe and front and rear stabilizer bars. Every CrossCabriolet comes with 20-inch split 5-spoke titanium finish aluminum-alloy wheels with P235/55R20 Toyo Proxes A20 all-season tires.
Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags, front seat side-impact supplemental air bags, door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, front seat Active Head Restraints, and Dual Pop-up Roll Bars for rear passengers.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information about Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.Infiniti.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.