The Nissan Murano has been a mainstay in the U.S. market since its introduction, and the spy photos and renderings of the next-gen model suggest significant changes are coming.
Here are some key points about the 2024 Nissan Murano
- Murano is getting a major redesign for 2024, with a more modern and sophisticated look.
- The front end features a new V-Motion grille and smaller, more stylish headlights.
- Rear end has been redesigned with slimmer taillights and a new lower fascia.
- Interior is also getting a makeover, with new materials and a more upscale design.
- The Murano is expected to use the same platform and 3.5-liter V6 engine as the current model, but it’s possible that these components could be updated.
- A nine-speed automatic transmission is also expected to be standard.
- The 2024 Murano is expected to be released in early 2024, and it will compete against other midsize SUVs like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Ford Explorer.
New Nissan Murano: What’s Changing?
- The upcoming model will feature an updated V-Motion grille that’s wider but doesn’t extend as far into the front fascia as the current model.
- The previously oversized headlights are set to be downsized with some elements being relocated closer to the grille.
- The front design closely resembles the Nissan Ariya, but the Murano is expected to have a more polished appearance.
- From the side, the new Murano closely mirrors its predecessor. The distinct C-pillar design remains, as does the unique beltline behind the side glass.
- At the rear, there’s a new lower fascia with a repositioned license plate cutout. The taillights are sleeker and may be connected by an LED strip.
2. Platform and Powertrain:
- The underlying platform, Nissan’s D platform, will likely be carried over.
- The **3.5-liter V6 engine** will remain but is expected to be updated. This engine will be mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, likely offering an all-wheel-drive setup.
3. Pricing and Trim:
- The base S grade of the Murano is being retired for 2024. The **SV trim will now be the starting model**, priced at $39,255. This is a $760 increase from the 2023 Murano SV.
- The price bump is partly due to the increase in the destination charge, which now stands at $1,335, up from the previous $1,295.
For those who are fans of the current Murano design, there’s still a chance to purchase the current model for another year. However, for those seeking a refreshed and sophisticated look, the upcoming Murano promises exciting changes in its design, albeit with familiar underpinnings.