Murano has been occupying Nissan’s mid-size crossover spot for more than a decade now, and is finally getting its green edition during the third generation. 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid has already been presented in China and we can expect it in other global markets after a year or two. Chinese version of a crossover is powered by more than potent 2.5L supercharged 4-cylinder engine coupled by lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor. Together, these units deliver performance figures equivalent to those of 3.5L V-6 unit present in conventional internal combustion Murano’s. Apart from that, Nissan Murano Hybrid 2016 comes with mandatory all-wheel drive and dual-clutch Xtronic automatic transmission for as little fuss as possible.
2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid Design
Design cues have been taken from conventional Murano. There are no differences whatsoever, apart from a few unique optionals and special decals. That way, 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid might pass by you without you noticing it at all.
Third generation design is still rather fresh, and Japanese maker’s decision not to wait for its refresh in order to implement the hybrid model, doesn’t surprise us. V-motion frontal fascia and nicely shaped rear, including still thick rear pillars, look as good as they were in late 2014, upon their introduction to the markets.
Interior of the new Nissan Murano Hybrid
Same can be said about mid-size crossovers’ interior as well. Design cues haven’t been changed, even though we can expect some fresh upholstery options when it comes to the hybrid model. Otherwise, only differences will be reflected upon the gauge cluster which, naturally, displays more contemporary hybrid-oriented data. Upscale interior still offers a number of tech and convenience options which stretch from a touch screen display, over heated front seats and steering wheel to optional navigation and premium sound system.
What’s even more important, Nissan pride themselves for innovative safety equipment which is clearly displayed in new Murano hybrid. Apart from mandatory pieces and a rearview camera which is becoming standard across the markets, 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid offers moving objective detection and around-view camera. It also comes with blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warning and forward emergency braking system.
Nissan Murano Hybrid 2016 Engine
China is a faraway market and 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid is a new vehicle. That’s why fuel economy ratings are still undisclosed at this point, but are naturally expected to be better than those of current American models powered by the V-6 engines. What’s more, they’ll likely be better than those of smaller 2.0L gasoline powertrains.
2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid is one very nimble mid-size crossover whose powertrain won’t only deliver good fuel economy numbers – but lots of horses under the hood as well. Apart from that, new Murano hybrid prides itself on premium interior layout and a number of available features – especially safety-oriented ones. This is where every single Nissan seems to be comfortable in last few years, and we have to say that it seems like a sensible strategy on Japanese maker’s part.
2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid Price
Prices are out, however – like the car itself. They stretch from RMB 238,800 to RMB 379,800 which would translate to a range of between $38,200 to $60,700.