The Nissan Murano, with two new models for 2012, provides the practicality of an SUV with the engaging drive you would expect from a sports car. Here’s how:
Packing a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Nissan Murano produces 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet torque. Bolted to a CVT transmission, the Murano shifts gears effortlessly and accelerates more smoothly and fuel efficiently than vehicles with conventional transmissions.
There’s nothing demure about the Nissan Murano’s style. The humdrum appearances of most SUVs pale in comparison to the bold character of even the Murano, which includes 18-inch alloy wheels standard (20-inch wheels on the LE), a bold front fascia, and rear headlights that curve along the Murano’s tailgate.
Keeping pace with the 2012 Nissan Murano’s powertrain is a sporty suspension that gives the Murano notable athleticism. Wind it around a curve and you will feel the Murano stick to the road.
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
For 2012 Nissan revamped the 2-door Murano CrossCabriolet, the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible. This car is shaped and sized like a small SUV, but built on a car platform. This provides the Murano CrossCabriolet with the handling and fuel efficiency of a car paired with the roominess of an SUV. If you’re looking for an SUV for family roadtrips but a convertible to let the top back on your way home from work, there’s nothing like the sporty looks and feel of a Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet.
The 2012 Nissan Murano and Murano CrossCabriolet are available at Martin Nissan—come and take a test drive in one at our Chicago dealership today! For more information give us a call at (847) 965-3460.
For over 75 years, Nissan has been producing some of the edgiest and highest-performing vehicles on the planet. To see how Nissan went from its founding in 1933 Japan to the multinational company that it is today, read this abridged history of the Nissan Motor Company:
In 1933, Nissan Motor Company was founded in Japan as the result of a merger between two Japanese automakers. The company began producing cars under the Datsun brand in 1934. After the war, Nissan began expansion into the U.S. market, with the first Datsuns arriving in the U.S. in 1958.
Prince Motor Company
In the 1960s Nissan merged with Prince Motor Company, a move that enhanced the luxury appeal of its vehicles. The Datsun 510 sedan was made specifically for the U.S. market, further increasing Nissan’s reputation. By the beginning of the 1970s, Nissan had exported over 1 million cars
Sports Car Revolution: Datsun 240Z
A surge in Nissan Motor Company’s popularity occurred in the 1970s after the release of the 240Z, a vehicle that brought a heavy dose of performance, cutting-edge style, and affordability. This pushed Nissan Motor Company’s total exports at the end of the decade to over 10 million units.
In the 1980s, Nissan Motor Company dropped the Datsun name and officially began marketing its vehicles under the Nissan brand. The company also built a plant in Tennessee to simplify the production of vehicles for the U.S. market. The Nissan 300ZX, released in the early 90s, was an affordable and exciting model which cemented Nissan’s popularity. In the 21st century, Nissan has brought revolutionary vehicles to the U.S. car market such as the all-electric Leaf, the eccentric Juke, and the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible.
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