2015 Nissan Murano revealed ahead of New York auto show

The next version of Nissan's Murano crossover debuts ahead of the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

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Third-generation

The third-generation 2015 model shares many of its design cues with the Resonance Concept from the 2013 Detroit auto show.

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V-Motion

The "V-Motion" front-end design is more aggressive than the more-approachable looks of the current model.

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Muscular sheet metal

The crossover also appears to have been working out, boasting more muscular sheet metal than the previous model.

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Profile

Dark colored trim beneath the doors visually slims the crossover's waist, causing it to look less doughy than before.

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Floating roof

A blacked-out D-pillar creates the illusion of wrap-around rear glass.

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Rear end

Boomerang-shaped rear tail lights and dual exhaust tips echo those of the Nissan Z coupe.

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Liftgate

The 2015 will almost certainly be available with a power opening and closing rear liftgate.

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Spoiler alert

A black spoiler integrates into the rear end and completes the floating roof illusion.

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Front end

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.

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Boomerang headlamps

The boomerang-shaped headlamps, a staple of the automaker's design language, make an appearance here, complimenting the V-Motion front end.

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Interior

This example is doubtless a top spec trim level, but it allows us to see how Nissan is improving the Murano's interior.

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Leather and wood

Light leather trim complements equally airy wood accents on the doors and center console.

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Infotainment

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.

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Zero Gravity seats

Nissan's NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats make a return appearance here.

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Stay tuned

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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