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Nissan adds dual-sunroof to Murano Ti as base ST gains Bluetooth and keyless start
22 Mar 2010
NISSAN has upgraded the standard specifications of its Murano, just days after announcing the availability of diesel power for its luxury mid-size crossover in Europe for the first time.
The Japanese maker says it is in no hurry to add the oil-burning variant Down Under, and has taken the opportunity to increase Murano prices in tandem with the latest upgrade.
The Murano now opens at $46,490 for the entry-level ST automatic (up $500), which gains a Bluetooth phone system with steering wheel mounted controls, plus the Nissan Intelligent Key push-button starting system formerly exclusive to the top-shelf Ti.
The 2010 Murano Ti, meantime, now scores a novel twin-panel powered glass sunroof as standard. It features two full-width tinted glass panels, but only the front panel slides open, while the rear unit is fixed and acts only as a skylight.
Reflecting the upgrade, the Murano flagship is now priced at $57,890 – up $2000.
Launched here in January 2009, the second-generation Murano enjoyed a massive 261 per cent increase in demand last year, when more than 3000 examples of the sealed-road SUV found homes in Australia.
There are no changes to the Murano’s 191kW/336Nm VQ35DE 3.5-litre petrol V6, standard CVT automatic or All-Mode 4x4 system, and standard specifications continue to include leather upholstery, a climate-control with mild-flow feature technology and six-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels.
“We are delighted the new Nissan Murano has been so successful with buyers of premium SUVs, given the ultra-competitive market,” said Nissan Australia CEO Dan Thompson.
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