The Murano continues as a five-passenger crossover vehicle, but incorporates radical new looks.
Nissan calls the new grille design V-Motion, and will use it on other vehicles in its lineup.
20-inch wheels on this Platinum trim level Murano help give it clearance and a light appearance.
Blacked-out rear pillars give the roof a floating look.
Nissan calls the interior design a "social lounge." Its "zero-gravity" seats are lighter than the previous model's, but remain comfortable.
The rear bench looks conventional, and offers a 60:40 fold-down split for cargo versatility.
This USB port for rear seat passengers connects to the car's audio system.
In Platinum trim, the Murano achieves an upscale cabin look.
All Muranos come with a continuously variable transmission.
The new head unit has a main menu screen showing audio source and quick access to apps.
The refreshed navigation system shows live traffic, while NissanConnect brings in online destination search.
Along with NissanConnect apps, the Murano gets traffic, weather, gasoline prices and other data through satellite radio.