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2015 Nissan Murano Teased Ahead of New York Auto Show

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  • New Nissan Murano will debut at this year's New York Auto Show
  • Crossover will boast new styling; other updates expected
  • Nissan hasn't released details but showed a teaser image and video

The all-new 2015 Nissan Murano is only a few weeks away from making its debut. That's the latest from Nissan, which recently released a teaser image and video previewing the 2015 Murano ahead of the crossover's debut at this year's New York Auto Show.

While the teaser image and the video don't show much, it's clear that the latest Murano will offer a sharper, crisper look than the current model, which made its debut for the 2009 model year. The video also reveals that the next Murano will still keep the same unusual profile as today's model, including an unusually shaped D-pillar that's been unique to the Murano since it first went on sale in 2003.

Nissan has offered no other details on the next-generation Murano, noting only that the crossover will boast "innovative styling" and features such as a "spacious, premium interior" and "advanced, purposeful safety and connective technology."

Automotive industry observers, however, have a few theories about what the 2015 Murano will include when it reaches dealers, likely sometime this summer. For example, styling is expected to draw largely from the brand's Resonance Concept, a concept crossover revealed at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Finished in bright orange, the Resonance offered a bolder, more aggressive take on the current Murano's look. Some think that the Murano may also add a hybrid powertrain to its engine lineup, which currently includes only a 3.5-liter V6. We also expect that the crossover will add a long list of newly available technology, both as standard and optional equipment.

In addition, most industry observers also agree that the Murano will only be offered in one body style: a 4-door crossover. That means that the Murano CrossCabriolet, a soft-top convertible based on today's Murano, will likely be cut from the Murano's lineup after the 2014 model year. Few will likely mourn its departure, as the Murano CrossCabriolet is one of the slowest-selling and most unusual vehicles on sale today.

For more information about the 2015 Nissan Murano, keep checking back, as we'll have all the details when the crossover is revealed at this year's New York Auto Show.

What it means to you: The latest Nissan Murano will likely offer an updated take on the current model, which offers 2-row seating and bold, look-at-me styling.

This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
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