With the introduction of the new Nissan Murano hybrid in China, Japanese automaker is now turning their attention to the rest of the global markets – mainly towards the US. This is where 2017 Nissan Murano Hybrid should reach its full potential – especially considering Chinese model’s power output and achieved fuel efficiency.
2017 Nissan Murano Hybrid Powertrain
Powertrain is likely to be carried over across the Pacific. 2.5L supercharged 4-cylinder is more than capable to replicate 260 horsepower that American models currently make thanks to their 3.5L V-6 mills.
However, that kind of output is here due to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack as well. Unlike regular models, Nissan Murano Hybrid 2017 will only offer all-wheel drive, and it should be available with CVT transmission too.
Design changes of the Nissan Murano Hybrid 2017
There will be no differences between current regular models and future hybrid units. Even if Murano goes through a facelift process, which is still highly unlikely – 2017 Nissan Murano Hybrid will keep its design intact. That said, mid-size crossover is both elegant and sharp-looking from all sides.
It has chrome-rich frontal fascia, as well as expressively executed rear one thanks to contemporary boomerang-like tail-lights. All in all, Murano hybrid will look as good as current gasoline models and latter ones really stand out in their respective segment. Add to that a few unique decals and, possibly, paint options, and Murano hybrid will earn a few points more.
Murano 2017 Hybrid Interior
Spacious and upscale cabin will be kept intact. Being slightly more upscale than their conventional counterparts, the new Nissan Murano Hybrids will likely only offer premium leather seats and corresponding accents. They won’t differ compared to conventional models, but should receive unique driver display cluster. At the same time, Murano hybrids will likely offer full set of features including touch screen display with latest infotainment system and all connectivity options.
What’s even more important, every Nissan lately offers a host of advanced electronic safety systems, and 2017 Nissan Murano Hybrid will be no different in that respect. Rearview camera will be standard, together with all of mandatory-regulated goodies, but new Murano will offer optional surround view camera. It will also offer lane departure warning, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, forward collision warning and new moving objective detection (pedestrian detection system).
2017 Murano Hybrid Fuel efficiency
It is likely that 2017 Nissan Murano Hybrid is set to achieve similar fuel efficiency as 2.0L 4-cylinder petrol units, but it is also likely that EPA will rate it slightly lower than that. Still, there’s plenty of time before all that happens, so let us not speculate upon it.
Nissan Murano Hybrid 2017 should finally offer fuel economy worthy of a compact crossover in what’s a borderline premium mid-size one. That and tech savvy cabin which emphasizes on safety are clear strategy points which Nissan is supposed to utilize in next few years.
2017 Nissan Murano Hybrid price and Release date
Chinese models introduced earlier this year, cost between $38,000 and $60,000 when their prices are converted to US dollars. US models should cost between $38,000 or around and $50,000 with option for price tag to reach the $60,000 mark if all optional equipment is taken into account.