2025 Nissan Murano.

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From the many spy shots we have seen lately, we all know a new Nissan Murano is just around the corner.

The first two illustrations above match recent spy shots pretty well, although the front end depicted in the first one is still a bit too close to the Nissan Ariya.

The 3rd illustration basically looks 90% like the current Ariya. This is of course wrong since the next Murano will follow many similar cues but at the same time, will be its own design.

Then things start going south. The next illustrations have nothing to do with the real thing. Even if you “watch now” and “get ready”, what you will see is not the next Nissan Murano.

It is actually a bit of a surprise to see a next-generation Murano since these rather large 5-seater mid-sized crossovers aren’t the most popular choice these days. I’ve always liked the Murano and am glad to see a new one soon. There will also be a new Honda Passport soon, which will of course, in true Honda fashion, not look nearly as modern as the new Murano.

While Honda will probably keep the big and smooth 3.5 Liter V6 for the next Passport, Nissan might not with the new Murano. Honda doesn’t really have anything else to use these days. I think the 2.0 Liter Turbo from the Acura RDX might not be enough, and it seems they are slowly phasing out that engine anyway.

But Nissan is rumored to maybe ditch the V6 in the next Murano. Which would be pretty sad. Just like Honda, they do have a 2.0 Liter Turbo, producing just 236HP in the Nissan Altima SR. And a 268HP version for a couple of Infiniti models. I truly think they should keep the fantastic V6 with the newer 9-speed auto like they already offer in the Pathfinder. But who am I… really…

Nissan has also mentioned recently they will be offering their e-Power hybrid tech in the US. A system is apparently quite similar to the good old Chevrolet Volt without plugging in. They’ve been offering the system in many countries except North America so far.

However, they did offer a Hybrid version of the previous Pathfinder in the US for a while using a 2.5 Liter engine.

Conversation 4 comments

  1. I have a 2015 Nissan Murano, and I love it so! It is early in the generation, which now latest 10 years – long for a Nissan or a Japanese offering. However, if a turbo-4 replaces the V6 in the current-generation, that would not only be a disappointment, but also a down-market move. I hope that it gets a more powerful-tuned V6 from the Pathfinder sibling, and with the new 9-speed transmission, that would be perfect. If I was in the market, and I saw that happen, humbling from the V6 to a turbo-4, that would be a deal-breaker.

  2. 1) The wheels are ugly.
    2) The rear light section is a copy of the Lexus RS 350 SUV.
    3) Who still buys Muranos?

  3. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the preview of the new Kicks’ front end. But if the top (orange) estimate is close to the covered test vehicle, that front end could look really great with a little bit of the aero treatment on the rest of the car. I’m now interested in what Nissan is doing.

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