Nissan is offering us an early look of their refined for model year 2011 Nissan Murano, which is scheduled for launch at the brand's dealerships in mid-October. Released two years ago, the second generation Murano now spotlights a refreshed grille and bumper design, new taillights, a new set of 18-inch light-alloy rims and a number of interior and content refinements.

Another surprise for the new model year in Murano's line-up is the addition of two new grades - SV FWD and SV AWD – offering the customers even wider range of equipment and extras for different styles, needs and budgets.

Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. stated: "With its contemporary exterior design, ‘mobile suite' interior, advanced technology and refined, premium driving feel, Murano stands out as a modern crossover SUV like no other. With the enhancements for 2011, there are even more reasons for consumers to put Murano on the top of their shopping lists."

Already famous for its exclusive, sophisticated and modern exterior styling, the new Murano SUV strikes with enhanced front end features a bold grille with new design and wide front headlights, a wide hood that sweeps into the bodylines, powerful wheel arches and an aggressive stance with massive 20-inch alloys. On the rear, the 2011 crossover features a unique rear glass shape, integrated rear roof spoiler, large redesigned rear LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers.

Inside the cabin, the revised 2011 Murano packs a new white meter color, new center stack colors and added equipment to various trim levels – driver's seat with power lumbar support (SV), RearView Monitor (SV), 7.0-inch color monitor (SV), auto dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (SL) and heated steering wheel (SL). New audio and entertainment features range from the addition of standard iPod connectivity and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System to SV models to a Bose audio system with nine speakers plus dual subwoofers for SL models.

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