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2014 Nissan Murano Spied Testing Photo:
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Trevor Collett | Dec, 20 2013 | 6 Comments

Another week, another Nissan SUV? Seems that way, and here's another look at the all-new 2014 Murano, spied testing in the US this week.

This time, Nissan has stripped back the heavy camouflage to offer a first look at the new model's front and rear lights.

As expected, the 2014 Murano will share some features with January's Resonance concept, including the hooked headlights and LED tail-lights.

Nissan has told us to expect a different styling direction from the current Murano, and the new Resonance design is clearly that.

According to a report last year, the all-new Murano’s styling is set to ‘shock’ buyers, bringing a distant departure from its already-unique looks.

Overall, though, the Murano will follow in the foot-steps of the all-new Pathfinder, along with the 2014 X-Trail and Qashqai models.

Potential powertrain options can again be found within the new Pathfinder, with Nissan changing from a diesel engine to the 3.5 litre V6 petrol unit fitted to the current generation Murano, matched with a CVT.

A supercharged 2.5 litre hybrid engine is expected to join the Pathfinder line-up in 2014 and is also likely to feature in the all-new Murano.

In October, Nissan Australia boss Peter Jones told TMR that the Murano will continue in Australia, despite the Pathfinder now offering the same petrol engine with CVT combination, seven seats, two-wheel-drive and a cheaper price tag.

Whether that commitment extends to the all-new 2014 Murano or not is unclear, but Mr Jones said there was sufficient demand for all of the SUVs in Nissan’s local range; the Dualis (soon to be Qashqai), X-Trail, Pathfinder, Murano and the much more heavy-duty Patrol.

 
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