The next version of Nissan's Murano crossover debuts ahead of the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
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April 14, 2014 3:44 PM PDTUpdated: April 14, 2014 6:56 PM PDT
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The third-generation 2015 model shares many of its design cues with the Resonance Concept from the 2013 Detroit auto show.
The "V-Motion" front-end design is more aggressive than the more-approachable looks of the current model.
The crossover also appears to have been working out, boasting more muscular sheet metal than the previous model.
Dark colored trim beneath the doors visually slims the crossover's waist, causing it to look less doughy than before.
A blacked-out D-pillar creates the illusion of wrap-around rear glass.
Boomerang-shaped rear tail lights and dual exhaust tips echo those of the Nissan Z coupe.
The 2015 will almost certainly be available with a power opening and closing rear liftgate.
A black spoiler integrates into the rear end and completes the floating roof illusion.
The front end isn't nearly as aggressive as that of the Resonance Concept that inspired it, but is a radical departure from the previous Murano design.
The boomerang-shaped headlamps, a staple of the automaker's design language, make an appearance here, complimenting the V-Motion front end.
This example is doubtless a top spec trim level, but it allows us to see how Nissan is improving the Murano's interior.
Light leather trim complements equally airy wood accents on the doors and center console.
At the base of the infotainment stack -- well below the large 8-inch touch-screen interface -- we can see the push-button starter. Ahead of the driver, you'll find a 7-inch display in the center of the digital instrument cluster.
Nissan's NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats make a return appearance here.
We'll be getting more details about this new crossover as our coverage of the 2014 New York auto show continues. Stay tuned.
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