European Version Of The Nissan MuranoPublished 2 September 2004
The European version of the Murano will be on display at the 2004 Paris Motor Show - its European debut. An eye-catching cross-over with the elevation of a 4x4, but the lines of a sports car, the Murano will provide comfort and performance for the discerning car-buyer.
Powered by an adapted version of the award-winning 3.5-litre VQ V6 engine found in the 350Z Coupe and Roadster, the Murano has proved to be a huge hit in North America where it has been on sale for more than a year.
More than 1,600 changes have been made to the US specification Murano to ensure it is ideally suited to the demanding European market.
Coupled to the engine is a unique offering in the Murano’s segment of the market - a Continuously Variable Transmission which features a six speed manual mode. Power is transmitted to the road via Nissan’s electronically controlled ALL MODE switchable 4x4 system.
There will be just one version of Murano on sale in Europe and the level of standard equipment is very high. All Muranos will feature satellite navigation with Traffic Message Channel (TMC) providing real-time traffic updates, a colour rear-view parking camera, a high-end Bose sound system, bi-xenon headlamps and leather interior.
The Murano will go on sale early in 2005 across Europe, while prices and specifications will be announced at the Paris Motor Show, when the order book will open.