Nissan chose the Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil the 2019 Murano, which benefits from a mild styling revision. Introduced in its first generation back in 2003, the Murano boasts a reworked front fascia for the 2019 model year, which includes a more pronounced V-Motion grille as well as new LED headlights. The grille and boomerang-shaped headlight clusters are much more in line with the styling cues of the brand’s more recent products, such as the little Nissan Kicks.
On board, little has changed apart from new trim materials. All versions of the Murano receive a NissanConnect infotainment system that notably includes an eight-inch touchscreen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Nothing changes from a mechanical standpoint, as the 2019 Murano is still motivated by a 3.5-litre V6 that develops 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The continuously variable automatic transmission is back, and while the base trim level relies on a front-wheel drivetrain, all other versions of the SUV benefit from all-wheel drive.
The most important changes concern the Murano’s list of active safety features, on which the company has added Rear Door Alert and Intelligent Driver Alertness systems—both as standard. We’re also treated to additional airbags for rear-seat occupants and knee airbags for front-seat passengers.
Pricing for the 2019 Nissan Murano will be announced at a later date, and the SUV will arrive in Canada in February 2019. Four trim levels will be offered, including S, SV, SL and Platinum.