All New 2012 Nissan MURANO Features Redesigned Exterior and Refined Interior

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

Tan Chong Motor Sales welcomes the arrival of the new minor change 2012 Nissan MURANO. The second generation Nissan MURANO, introduced just two years ago, now offers a refreshed grille and bumper design, new LED taillights, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and a number of interior and content refinements – all intended to keep MURANO‟s visually distinctive styling fresh and exciting.


With its contemporary exterior design, „mobile suite‟ interior, advanced technology and refined, premium driving feel, MURANO stands out as a modern crossover SUV like no other.


The most striking visual element of the new minor change MURANO is once again its dramatic body, which imparts a “modern art” feel while still maintaining its distinctive “MURANO-ness.” The front end features a bold grille with new, revised design and wide front headlights, a wide hood that sweeps into the bodylines, powerful wheel arches and an aggressive stance. MURANO‟s rear end features a unique rear glass shape, integrated rear roof spoiler, large redesigned rear LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers.


Dual panel power sliding glass sunroof is also offered now as standard. Inside, the MURANO offers high levels of warmth and luxury – aluminium accents, a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with power return, heated front seats and power lift gate.


A new white backlit instrument meter, driver‟s seat with power lumbar support, Rear View Monitor, 7.0-inch color monitor, auto dimming rear view mirror comes standard for the 2012 Murano. In addition, new audio and entertainment features range from the addition of standard iPod® connectivity to Bose® audio system with nine speakers plus dual subwoofers. The 2.5L variant also comes with Auto Speed Control Device (ASCD) switches that were previously only available in the 3.5L variant.


The new 2012 MURANO is equipped with 2 engine variations – the VQ35DE and QR25DE. The 3.5L MURANO feature the VQV6 engine rated at 256PS and 336NM of torque, while the 2.5L MURANO is equipped with a QR25DE engine, with a maximum power output of 170PS and a maximum torque of 245NM. Both 3.5L and 2.5L MURANOs come equipped with advanced XTRONIC CVT that provides sporty and smooth driving experience.


The 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. It also comes equipped with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) as well as Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) as standard. In addition, the 3.5L Murano has ALL-MODE 4×4-I system that offers maximum traction and instant response, with up to 50% torque transfer to the rear wheels.


Model Variants:

Murano 2.5L (Price with COE: from $187,300)

Murano 3.5L (Price with COE: from $201,300)


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