NISSAN MURANO NAMED ONE OF THE '10 BEST FAMILY CARS OF 2015' BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM
• All-new Murano crossover continues to compile accolades and sales records
– The all-new 2015 Nissan Murano, which was introduced to near universal acclaim in December 2014, has added another prestigious award to its trophy case – a 'Best Crossover' in the Parents magazine and Edmunds.com annual listing of the '10 Best Family Cars.'
As in previous years, the top vehicles for 2015 were selected by the Parents and Edmunds.com editors based on safety, convenience and high-tech performance features at all price levels. In choosing the Murano, they stated:
'The all-new Murano pulls off a neat trick, mimicking the creamy ride and luxe features of models costing $10,000 more. It provides stretch-your-legs space for five, easy car-seat access, and storage for a weekend getaway (portacrib and stroller included). The fatigue-fighting 'Zero Gravity' front seats are a blessing for long drives. The monitor beams 360-degree camera views, detecting and alerting you to moving objects in the parking lot, from bicycles to shopping carts to little kids.'
– Parents, June 2015 issue
Murano was also recently awarded an IIHS 'Top Safety Pick Plus' ranking as one of the latest Nissan vehicles to offer the innovative Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) systems specifically designed to alert drivers of potential risks ahead – along with available Driver's Attention Alert* (DAA) system. The DAA system analyzes driver steering behavior to provide an alert if signs of drowsiness or inattention are detected.
Sales of the all-new 2015 Murano increased 58.3 percent in May and 33.4 percent through May 2015 (compared to the same periods in calendar year 2014).
'The 2015 Murano has found a sweet spot in the competitive crossover SUV segment, offering standout styling, a highly versatile premium interior, advanced safety and driver aid technologies and, of course, Nissan's legendary driving excitement,' said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A, Nissan North America, Inc. 'Now, on top of record sales in May, we're honored to add the highly sought-after Parents / Edmunds.com 'Best Family Car' acknowledgment to a great first year of the new Murano design.'
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Murano's long list of available features include NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 8-inch color display with multi-touch control, 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and Travel Link® (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, Remote Engine Start system, iPod® and other compatible devices interface, 11-speaker Bose® (including dual subwoofers) premium audio system and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.
Responsive driving is provided by a standard 3.5-liter DOHC V6 connected to an advanced Xtronic transmission. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or Intuitive All-Wheel Drive. Fuel economy is rated at 28 mpg highway for both front-wheel and all-wheel drive models.
Available technologies include Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB). The Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system utilizes radar to detect a moving vehicle behind the Murano approaching from either side of a parking space.
The 2015 Murano is offered in four trim levels – S, SV, SL and Platinum – and in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The starting MSRP** for the Murano S FWD is $29,560 USD, while the top-of-the-line Murano Platinum AWD is priced at $40,600 USD (full pricing is available at NissanNews.com). The new Murano is assembled in Canton, Mississippi.
The complete 2015 Parents and Edmunds.com '10 Best Family Cars' list will be published in the July 2015 issue of Parents magazine and is available online at Parents.com/best-family-cars.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
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As the halo vehicle for Nissan's expanding range of bold crossovers, the all-new Murano carries forward the new Nissan design direction with its V-Motion front end, boomerang lights, floating roof treatment and efficient aerodynamics. Inside, the new Murano offers an engaging 'social lounge' feel through features such as the refined lower-height instrument panel, wide center console, advanced Zero Gravity seating, and the airy atmosphere created by the large windows and oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof.