The new 2020 Nissan Murano is preparing the most classic mid-cycle facelift to stay stylish. The third generation of the SUV is on the road for a few years. The next update will bring more details from the Resonance Concept. It is a prototype of a large SUV with the futuristic design language. Shiro Nakamura, head of the design team who gave life to this prototype, did not hesitate to declare that the innovative lines of the Resonance Concept could have been used on the next 2020 Murano.
Model for 2019 season had its debut in LA. Well, besides colors update, there are no noteworthy updates on the new crossover. So, the company is saving big things for the next edition of the mid-size SUV. Changes in the interior and exterior redesign will draw attention, and first spy shots of the new 2020 Nissan Murano are already available. We are waiting to hear more about specifications. The SUV will get a new hybrid engine, while the standard petrol offer should remain the same.
2020 Nissan Murano Changes, Redesign, Spy Photos
Two major changes for the new 2019 Murano are not enough to call this a facelift or a redesign. Price update and color palette revisit are not what the public is expecting. But, the Japanese company is saving tricks for the next edition. So, the 2020 Nissan Murano will meet high expectations, both from the public and the company.
The complete redesign will bring the new look. The mid-size crossover SUV is getting a new front fascia according to spy photos. This part was covered, which means there is an ongoing work in this area. What’s more, the Japanese brand could install new sets of wheels. Whatsoever, the base models will use 18-inch rims, while the company also offers 20-inchers. Aftermarket upgrades will help you get 19- and 21-inch wheels. Back of the vehicle is also suffering modifications. The new SUV will present the new rear fascia with LED lights and sportier bumpers. The overall length seems to be increased, which further leads to more changes inside the vehicle.
What Will The 2020 Nissan Murano Look Like Inside?
Although spy shots are not showing the interior of the SUV, we can predict what will the 2020 Nissan Murano look like. The new SUV will borrow some design solutions from its luxurious siblings. Nissan’s premium branch, Infiniti, is well-known for its futuristic and innovative features. Well, Murano can’t get too many of these, but any upgrade is welcome.
However, the main change will be in the seating layout. First of all, the new arrangement will create more space for passengers. But, we already mentioned that spied Murano seems to be longer than before. It goes along with rumors saying the Japanese company is about to change its mind and launch a three-row version of the 2020 Nissan Murano. This would be great news for all the fans. Well, do not expect a lot of room in the third row. However, there will be extra options for larger families that need these spots for children.
2020 Nissan Murano Specifications
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Nissan Murano, we will find a 3.5-liter V6 engine again. This unit can supply the SUV with 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The Japanese company will improve its Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission. Also, the D-Step Logic is available for the upcoming Murano. This configuration will make the gear shifting impression like somewhere between automatic and CVT. Buyers will choose either front- or all-wheel drive setup. Fuel consumption is going to be similar. Estimated EPA gas mileage is around 25 mpg.
The SUV already had a hybrid setup, but it wasn’t available in the US market for a couple of years. The 2020 Nissan Murano will bring this configuration that will boost the fuel economy numbers. This time, it is not going to combine a 2.5-liter engine with electric motors, but the existing 3.5-liter V6 unit. With such setup, the 2020 Murano Hybrid will be able to compete with other vehicles in the same class. For example, we will find the Honda Pilot Hybrid and Toyota Highlander Hybrid in 2020.
A 3.5-liter engine will boost the power output to 300 hp and the fuel economy jumps to 29 mpg combined. Well, the petrol version returns 29 miles per gallon on a highway run. The 2020 Nissan Murano Hybrid will return 30/29 mpg for city/highway drive. The same transmission is going to distribute power for this version, with both FWD and AWD available at buyer’s choice.
2020 Nissan Murano Price
The entry-level of the 2020 Nissan Murano will cost from $33,000. Edition for 2019 added $270 for minor updates. The new vehicle will go up, but the Japanese company can’t push the price too high. All-wheel drive will add $1,500 to the value for all trim levels. Top of the class is the Platinum model that will cost $45,000. It comes with LED lights, leather seats, 20-inch wheels, and a power-operated panoramic sunroof. The 2020 Nissan Murano Platinum will also upgrade the infotainment system with a larger display, navigation, and Bose premium audio. The SUV will be released next year.